OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

I think the whole blogosphere took a vacation over Thanksgiving, so here is what you missed:

I also have two posts that you may want to refer to during the December holidays:


My Next Half Marathon


I will be running in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, taking place on Saturday, May 7, 2011 in Indianapolis. The mini has sold-out for the past nine years with 35,000 registrants. The mini-marathon is the largest half-marathon in the U.S., and the seventh largest running even in America.

This race will certainly be a big difference from my first half with 700 registrants. I’m really excited to experience such a big event, but I think I should sign up for a big 10k or 15k prior to this race. Indianapolis is also a perfect location because my sister recently moved there, and this provides a built in visit to one of my most favorite people!

I’ve been thinking about my 2011 running goals and hope to share a post soon!

What you run the mini-marathon in Indianapolis? Are you thinking about you 2011 running goals yet?


  1. 1

    Good for you! My goals for 2011 are just to keep running! It’s exciting to see how far you can improve in one year.

  2. 2

    I found you through a #foodthanks link! I really love your half marathon collage–how fun.

  3. 4

    You are going to love running a big race! The largest race I ran was like 19,000ish and that can’t even compare :) If you want, you can run the Hermes Cleveland 10 Miler on April 23 with me to prepare! I ran it last year (at that time, that was the biggest race I ran with like 3,000 people, lol), but it was the perfect race for me to run right before my first half a few weeks later!

  4. 6

    It is so fun running a big race and all the people that cheer for you! I agree, I think everyone did take a vacation, me included!

    • 7

      Everyone totally did! I think some are still on it 😛 It’s fun to see my stats the last couple days — how the further away from Thanksgiving we go, the more they increase back to normal lol.

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