INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon takes place on Saturday. The 5K race began at 7 a.m., followed by the Mini Marathon at 7:30 a.m. The predicted rain held off, making great weather for a marathon.
The course starts on Washington Street and runners will head west over and alongside the White River.
Participants will then head west on 10th Street to the newly re-done Main Street in Speedway. From there, runners will make their way around the track of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Runners will then wind back through Speedway across White River Parkway to New York Street and the finish line.
VIDEO | Mini Marathon course
The post-race party will take place at Military Park immediately after the race. If you have questions about the Mini Marathon or 5K during the event, find a person in the neon "Ask Me" shirts.
There are several road closures throughout the area due to the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon.
Parts of Washington, West, New York and Blackford Streets will be closed.
Throughout the morning all roads involved in the race or post-race party will be closed until around 9 a.m.
Other Downtown streets near the starting line may be closed at police discretion for public safety from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m.
The One America 500 Festival Mini Marathon bag is part of a new push to step up security at this year's race.
The bag, or something similar to it, will be the only items allowed at the race. Additionally, there will be more security officers on duty than in years past.
The Indianapolis Division of Homeland Security says that several mobile cameras will be positioned downtown for the race.
Police officials say if you see something suspicious, speak up. Anyone who sees something suspicious is asked to report it by alerting an officer nearby by or by calling the tip line at 877-226-1026.
If you are running this morning, it appears you won't be running in the rain.
A stray sprinkle is still possible, but steady rain should remain south and west of Indianapolis, at least through the morning.
Race time temps will be around 59-61 degrees, with an east/southeast wind from 12-20 mph.
LINK | Forecast 8 Weather Blog
Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be on hand at some of today's festivities.
VIDEO | Gov. Pence, wife finish race
Pence and First Lady Karen Pence are expected to participate in the 500 Festival 5K at White River State Park.
The Governor is also scheduled to throw out the first pitch for the Play Ball Indiana Opening Day.
Also, two members of the City-County Council will be among the runners in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.
We have more than 80 WISH crew members at the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon. We will re-air the Mini Marathon Sunday at 11:30 p.m. on WISH TV. We will also have video available on WISHTV.com.
7:15 P.M. UPDATE: Light snow continued to fall and drier air moved into central Indiana.
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