May 1st, 2015
The City Gallery Guide to the Indy Mini Marathon
by Andrew Christenberry
On Saturday, May 2nd, the 39th annual OneAmerica Indy Mini Marathon will claim 13.1 miles of downtown Indy streets, and for those of you who are participating, the City Gallery would like to make your run even more interesting! Here are some iconic Indy locations to keep an eye out for as you make your way through our historic downtown on the half-marathon route:
Indianapolis Cultural Trail
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is an 8-mile urban bike and pedestrian path that connects Indy’s six cultural districts. Just turn your head to the right as you make your way down Washington Street. You can’t miss it!
White River State Park
White River State Park is one of Indy’s most gorgeous urban respites. Filled with beautiful public art, the scenic canal, and plenty of space for the kids to run around, White River State Park will definitely be a memorable scenic stretch of the Mini Marathon.
As Indy’s favorite White River tributary, you’ll see Fall Creek meet with the White River as you run along 10thStreet. Indianapolis Hoosiers love to fish, tub, and canoe down the 52-mile creek.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame
The Speedway Transportation Museum! Need we say more?
Commissioned by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in 1995, the Wood Fountain in Wood Plaza was constructed by Singh Associates in NYC. It’s a favorite spot for city-goers and university students alike.
At the glorious end of your 13.1 miles, you’ll be greeted with the welcoming sight of beauty and rest at Military Park. Military Park was established in 1864 after 14 acres of land was donated by then Governor, Oliver P. Morton. It became the first public park in Indianapolis.