2014 Mini-Marathon morning arrives

5K runners prepare to run. (WISH Photo/Robb Ellis)
5K runners prepare to run. (WISH Photo/Robb Ellis)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Mini-Marathon morning came with no rain Saturday morning after some overnight showers, and runners were preparing to take on the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon in the 50s for much of the race. Click here for more details on the forecast.

The 5K race begins at 7:15 a.m. and wheelchair competitors kick off the Mini-Marathon at 7:45 a.m. Runners will follow in waves.

It’s an event that’s planned all year, and security is ready and in place to ensure it’s a safe event.

About 30,000 participants are expected. They begin in downtown Indianapolis, head out to Indianapolis Motor Speedway to run around the track, and return to finish near Military Park, where there’s a post-race party.

As a result of the tens of thousands of people and runners taking over the roads, there are road closures all over Indianapolis Saturday morning. Check out these maps to navigate to or around the MIni-Marathon:

All Mini-Marathons participants have their own reasons for running. See some stories from participants:

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