Rookie Run | 500 Festival Kids’ Day Fun Run

Children, age 3-10 years old will love the Rookie Run, a non-competitive fun run that takes place as a part of the Salesforce & Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day. On Sunday, May 15th, children will run, jog and walk on an age-appropriate course with other children in their age group. It’s a great day to get out and get those muscles moving.

Each participant in the 500 Festival Rookie Run will receive a medal when they finish. The kids participating wear a #1 racing bib, and snag some nutritious snacks at the end of the run.

Advanced registration is $10 per child and includes a commemorative t-shirt. On-site registration is available for $6 per child and a t-shirt can be purchased for an additional $6.


The Rookie Run is created and managed by the awesome team that puts on the Mini Marathon every year. Rookie Run is a great way to introduce kids to the basics of running and enjoy the excitement of a race – start to finish. There’s a start line, a massive cheering section, a trip through runner’s service, the occasional celebrity sighting, a finishing medal, a number bib, and snacks and beverages at the finish line!

Participant Age And Course Length
Age 3: 2-block course – 12:30 pm*
Age 4: 2-block course – 1:00 pm*
Age 5-6: 1/5-mile course – 1:30 pm*
Ages 7-8: 1/3-mile course – 2:00 pm*
Ages 9-10: 1/3-mile course – 2:30 pm*
*Times are approximate, subject to change.

Your family might also enjoy the Indy 500 Parade that takes place in downtown Indianapolis.


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