Frank Shorter runs mini-marathon course for special reason

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Runners can now start registering for the 2015 mini-marathon.

Organizers call Tuesday, “commitment day.” And in honor of that the winner of the first mini-marathon, Frank Shorter, ran the 13 mile course again.

But there’s a special reason why.

Shorter says if next year’s runners beat Tuesday’s time a charity voted on by the runners will get a big donation.

“There will be a vote and the 500 Festival Mini Marathon will donate $1(for each person who beats Shorter’s time). So it is a charity run,” said Shorter.

The time to beat is 2 hours, 4 minutes and 40-seconds.

The 500 Festival will donate a dollar for every person who runs faster than that next May. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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