Event Information

The month of May in Indianapolis only means one thing...racing! You can join in the excitement by helping Fair Haven “Race to the Finish” of its campaign to open a new facility where hundreds of families battling a serious illness will find a home-away-from-home!

Compete in this thrilling autocross competition either individually or as a member of a 3-driver racing team, with teammates of your choice. Identical MINI John Cooper Works Hardtops are provided for each driver. Engineered by BMW, these German engineered / British built cars deliver surprising performance, but are docile enough for drivers of all levels. No previous racing or performance driving experience is required.

2-time Indy 500 runner-up, Scott Goodyear, will conduct the drivers meeting and provide instruction via in-car radio during a low speed orientation lap of the course. You will then get three timed lapping sessions with breaks in between to debrief with your teammates. Scott will be available for additional coaching during the breaks. Upon completion of the timed laps, he will then take to the course to do a few timed laps of his own so that you can directly compare your laps times to those a high level, professional race car driver!

Individual and team standings are calculated and displayed in real time during the event. Participation takes approximately two hours. Standings are also accessible on your smart phone so that you can keep track of both individual and team standings throughout the day. At the end of the day, the winning team is the one with the lowest cumulative time when adding together each of the three drivers' fastest laps.

REGISTER BY MAY 1 TO GET EARLY BIRD PRICING (SHOWN BELOW)

Charity Information

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Thousands of patients travel to Indianapolis each year from across the Midwest for specialized care for cancer, cardiovascular disease, high-risk pregnancy, organ transplant, and more. Many of them must stay for weeks or months while receiving critical, life-saving treatment. Fair Haven shares the love of Christ with these patients and their families by providing them with a convenient and comfortable place to stay near the hospital. This home-away-from-home lifts a tremendous burden for these families. It allows their loved ones to get the critical care they need and makes it possible for families to be together when they need each other most.

With a long waiting list of families in need, all proceeds from this fundraising event will go toward opening Fair Haven at Ada’s Place! This new location will provide lodging and support to hundreds of additional families each year. Your support will help to open the doors of the new facility and allow families to begin staying there in the summer of 2021!



Register

Choose one of the following options:

  • Pay one-time registration fee of $900
  • Pay $68 registration fee and fundraise (min $675)
  • Pay 3-person team registration fee of $2,250




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Sessions

  • Session 1:   9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Session 2:   11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Session 3:   2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Indy Cycloplex, 3649 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, 46222

Event Sponsors

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to know how to drive a stick shift transmission?

No. Our MINIs have sport automatic transmissions. The cars will be in "Sport" mode, which makes the transmission shift more aggressively. Just put the car in drive and go!

What kind of COVID-19 safety precautions will be taken?

The MINI Challenge is a low density, outdoor event with ample room for social distancing. Participant capacity is 24 people in each of three different lapping sessions during the day. This is well under the CDC’s recommended guidelines for public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. 6 of the 24 people will be in cars at any given time. The 18 remaining participants will await their turn to drive in an expansive outdoor waiting area. The cars’ windows and sunroofs will be open during the event for maximum fresh air circulation. Masks, hand sanitizer, and disposable gloves will be available for all participants wishing to use them. Waste receptacles will be placed for the safe disposal of gloves.

What are my financial obligations by registering and what is your cancellation policy?

If you elect to register by paying a one-time fee, you will be obligated to pay that fee unless you cancel your participation at least three weeks prior to the event or name a substitute driver to take your place.

If you elect to register by paying the nominal registration fee and then solicit sponsors to fund the rest of your participation, you are responsible for delivering the amount of that pledge prior to the event. If you have not produced the pledge amount by the date of the event, you may still participate, but you will be responsible for making up the shortfall at on site check-in. If you have registered this way and you are unable to participate after registering, the donations of your sponsors are not refundable, but you may name a substitute driver to take your place any time up to the day of the event. You and / or your replacement driver are still responsible for delivering the pledge amount, however.

Do I have to sign up sponsors?

No. If you prefer not to fundraise, you may elect to pay a one-time registration fee of $1,000.

Where do I send people to make their sponsorship donation?

Once you register, you will have your own profile page on this web site to which you can add your photo and additional information for your prospective sponsors about your participation in the event. Your Profile page is where your sponsors can donate. It will also help to get the word out about Fair Haven!

What if it rains on the event date?

The event will be run rain or shine.

Event Rules & Requirements

The event capacity is 72 drivers (24 drivers per session X three, 2-hour driving sessions).

You will register for one of three 2-hour driving sessions scheduled during the day.

The winning team is determined by adding together the best (lowest) single lap time of each driver.

Drivers must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid drivers license.

Passengers are allowed, but must be at least 12 years of age.

No helmets or other driving equipment are required.

No alcohol will be served at the event.

Miles Ahead reserves the right to disqualify any participant that is judged to be driving in a reckless manner.