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Hundreds of volunteers needed for 500 Festival mini-mini Kids' Run

The 500 Festival is looking for 300 volunteers to help out with the fourth annual mini-mini.
300 volunteers are needed for the fourth annual 500 Festival mini-mini Kids' Run. (WTHR)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Sign up to volunteer for the 2019 500 Festival mini-mini to help provide thousand's of Indiana's youth with an experience similar to the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon!

300 volunteers are needed on Saturday, October 5 for the fourth annual 500 Festival mini-mini to assist child participants ages 5-12 with a safe and enjoyable experience.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Runner’s Services: Be a part of the finish celebration! As the 500 Festival mini-mini participants cross the finish line, you’ll guide them through the finish line experience, handing out snacks, water and other goodies.
  • “Ask Me”: Help participants (and their fans) with questions and provide directional assistance on mini-mini race day. The 500 Festival will provide the tools and support necessary to make you a race day superhero.
  • Reunion Area: Help mini-mini participants reunite with their parent or guardian after their race.
  • Start Line Assistance: Organize mini-mini participants into their distance-specific corrals. You’ll be part of the excitement at the start of the big race!

Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, pin, thank you gift, behind-the-scenes look at the event and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and complimentary meals, snacks, and refreshments on the day of the event.

Click here to sign up to volunteer. All volunteers are required to submit and pass a background check.

The 500 Festival mini-mini is the first and only youth run at IMS and features four age-based race distances, ranging from half a mile to two miles. All participants will start and finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway's iconic Yard of Bricks.