2022 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, to Return to The Pavilion at Pan Am

INDIANAPOLIS (November 16, 2021) – The 500 Festival announces today that the 2022 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, will return to The Pavilion at Pan Am for the third year.

Registration for the three-race series, which consists of events on February 5, March 5, and April 2, is officially open at IndyMini.com/Milers. Participants can register at the lowest rate through January 30, paying just $65 to take part in all three events.

The Miler Series consists of three running/walking events at three unique distances, a 3-Miler, 6-Miler, and 10-Miler. The Miler Series will kick off on Saturday, February 5 with the 3-Miler, followed by the 6-Miler on March 5, and the 10-Miler on April 2. The date and distance of each race coincides with a typical 12-week training program for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. These events are the perfect opportunity for participants to gauge training progression, practice race-day strategy, and experience the exciting atmosphere of a timed running and walking event. Participants who register for the full Miler Series, consisting of all three races, will earn the title of Podium Finisher and receive a long-sleeved shirt and a unique finisher medal.

The Pavilion at Pan Am serves as a spacious, indoor and outdoor venue in the heart of downtown Indianapolis with spectacular views of the Circle City. Participants and spectators can enjoy pre-race festivities including packet pickup, gear check, sponsor activations, and more inside The Pavilion. The thrill of race morning can be felt amongst participants at the large outdoor area, perfect for warming up before the race and for post-race celebrations.

Runners and walkers will race through exciting courses that weave throughout the city and surrounding neighborhoods.  

“We couldn’t be more thrilled for the in-person return of the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, to be held at The Pavilion at Pan Am,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “The Miler Series is concurrent with the training plan for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and is an exciting way to tackle the mileage, or simply be introduced to the thrill and inspiration that comes with live running and walking events.”  

A virtual option is also available. Registration for the Virtual Miler Series is $50and participants will receive a bib, a tech t-shirt, and a finisher medal. Virtual Miler Series participants complete the corresponding distance from the location of their choice. Participants then submit their race time and photos upon completing the designated distance.

2022 Dates and Pricing


  • Date: Saturday, Feb. 05, 2022
  • Race Start: 9:00 a.m. EST
  • Cost: $20 pre-registration fee; $25 onsite registration


  • Date: Saturday, March 05, 2022
  • Race Start: 9:00 a.m. EST
  • Cost: $25 pre-registration fee; $30 onsite registration


  • Date: Saturday, April 02, 2022
  • Race Start: 8:00 a.m. EST
  • Cost: $30 pre-registration fee; $35 onsite registration

Each 500 Festival Miler Series race will be timed, and official results will be available following the event. All races are open to the public and do not require individuals to be registered for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon to participate.

To learn more about the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, or to register, visit IndyMini.com/Milers. Support of the Miler Series is provided by: OrthoIndy, Clif Bar, the Indianapolis Colts, the NCAA Hall of Champions, Planet Fitness, and UPS.

About the 500 Festival

Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500 and foster positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana. One of the largest festivals in the nation, each year more than half a million people attend an event or program produced by the 500 Festival. Since its founding, the 500 Festival has contributed more than $500 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit www.500festival.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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