JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run

Everyone is a Winner

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 12:30PM - 3:00PM | Location: Ohio & Meridian streets; Downtown Indianapolis

The 500 Festival brings its community celebration of the Indianapolis 500 to Indiana families for the 24th annual JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run. Part of JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day, this non-competitive fun run is designed just for children ages 3 – 10. It is a great way to introduce kids to the basics of running and enjoy the excitement of a race – including the start and finish line production, a massive cheering section, a trip through runner’s service and the occasional celebrity siting!


The JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run takes place in downtown Indianapolis, one block north of Monument Circle at Ohio and Meridian streets. Run distances are set based upon a child’s age and all participants will receive a goodie bag, a participant bib with the number 1, and a finisher’s medal – just like the Indy Mini participants! Registration for the 2018 JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run will open on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

  • Pre-registration: $8 – commemorative technical t-shirt included
  • Day-of registration: $5 registration, $5 commemorative technical t-shirt sold separately (while supplies last)

More Info