Upcoming Events

10
FEB

500 Festival 3-Miler

presented by OrthoIndy

9
MAR

500 Festival 6-Miler

presented by OrthoIndy

6
APR

500 Festival 10-Miler

presented by OrthoIndy

1
MAY

500 Festival Kickoff to May

presented by STAR Bank

4
MAY

OneAmerica

500 Festival Mini-Marathon

4
MAY

Delta Dental

500 Festival 5K

11
MAY

Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase

500 Festival Kids’ Day & Rookie Run

18
MAY

500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard

presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc.

24
MAY

The American Legion

500 Festival Memorial Service

25
MAY

AES

500 Festival Parade

Celebrate May With Us!

For over six decades, the 500 Festival has shown commitment and excellence in our community. Every year, 500,000 Hoosiers and visitors participate in many festival activities throughout the Month of May and beyond. These events and programs cater to all people, including individuals who run or walk the Mini-Marathon or 5K, fourth-grade students who take part in the Education Program, families who come to enjoy the state’s largest festival for kids, and spectators who are left in awe by one of the nation’s premier parades. The 500 Festival’s legacy is about bringing joy, togetherness, and a sense of community spirit.

Upcoming Events
10
FEB

500 Festival 3-Miler

presented by OrthoIndy

9
MAR

500 Festival 6-Miler

presented by OrthoIndy

6
APR

500 Festival 10-Miler

500 Festival 10-Miler

1
MAY

500 Festival Kickoff to May

presented by STAR Bank

4
MAY

OneAmerica

500 Festival Mini-Marathon

4
MAY

Delta Dental

500 Festival 5K

11
MAY

Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase

500 Festival Kids’ Day & Rookie Run

18
MAY

500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard

presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc.

24
MAY

The American Legion

500 Festival Memorial Service

25
MAY

AES

500 Festival Parade

Celebrate May With Us!

For over six decades, the 500 Festival has shown commitment and excellence in our community. Every year, 500,000 Hoosiers and visitors participate in many festival activities throughout the Month of May and beyond. These events and programs cater to all people, including individuals who run or walk the Mini-Marathon or 5K, fourth-grade students who take part in the Education Program, families who come to enjoy the state’s largest festival for kids, and spectators who are left in awe by one of the nation’s premier parades. The 500 Festival’s legacy is about bringing joy, togetherness, and a sense of community spirit.

Celebrate May With Us!

For over six decades, the 500 Festival has shown commitment and excellence in our community. Every year, 500,000 Hoosiers and visitors participate in many festival activities throughout the Month of May and beyond. These events and programs cater to all people, including individuals who run or walk the Mini-Marathon or 5K, fourth-grade students who take part in the Education Program, families who come to enjoy the state’s largest festival for kids, and spectators who are left in awe by one of the nation’s premier parades. The 500 Festival’s legacy is about bringing joy, togetherness, and a sense of community spirit.

Become A Sponsor

Elevate your brand by becoming a sponsor for the 500 Festival! With a series of events unfolding throughout the spring and a pinnacle of festivities in the month of May, your brand can gain unparalleled exposure and align with a legacy of excellence. Partnering with us means not only supporting a cherished community tradition but also positioning your brand at the forefront of one of the nation’s grandest celebrations. Seize this unique opportunity to showcase your commitment to community, culture, and racing heritage.

Become A Sponsor

Elevate your brand by becoming a sponsor for the 500 Festival! With a series of events unfolding throughout the spring and a pinnacle of festivities in the month of May, your brand can gain unparalleled exposure and align with a legacy of excellence. Partnering with us means not only supporting a cherished community tradition but also positioning your brand at the forefront of one of the nation’s grandest celebrations. Seize this unique opportunity to showcase your commitment to community, culture, and racing heritage.

Become A Sponsor

Donate Today!

Support the cherished legacy of the 500 Festival with your generous donation today! As we host a myriad of events throughout the spring, culminating in a spectacular array of festivities in May, your contribution becomes instrumental in ensuring the continued success and vibrancy of these celebrations. By donating, you are playing a pivotal role in enriching our community’s traditions, fostering unity, and keeping the spirit of the festival alive for generations to come. Be a beacon of support and let’s race towards a brighter future together!

Donate Today!

Support the cherished legacy of the 500 Festival with your generous donation today! As we host a myriad of events throughout the spring, culminating in a spectacular array of festivities in May, your contribution becomes instrumental in ensuring the continued success and vibrancy of these celebrations. By donating, you are playing a pivotal role in enriching our community’s traditions, fostering unity, and keeping the spirit of the festival alive for generations to come. Be a beacon of support and let’s race towards a brighter future together!

Donate Today!

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Mark has accepted the challenge! 🏅
"I love the #IndyMini and have participated in the event for 26 consecutive years. It’s my favorite race of the year! The 500 Mile Challenge is perfect training for me as I will be running several races this fall. I will also be hiking in Yellowstone National Park later this summer, so the 500 Mile Challenge provides a bit more incentive to get out there and keep training!"
Mark conquers most of his miles on the Monon Trail, different routes throughout Grand Park, and other trails around the community. How are YOU choosing to tackle your #IndyVirtualChallenge miles? 🚴‍♂️🏊‍♀️🏋️‍♂️
Missing the excitement of May already? Us too! We can't wait to create more unforgettable memories next year and we want YOU to be a part of it all! 🎉 
Check out the link in our bio to sign up for our newsletters, so you don't miss a minute of the fun!
Can't help but reflect on an incredible Month of May! From cheering participants to the finish line at the #IndyMini, to filling the streets with color at the AES 500 Festival Parade, we made so many unforgettable memories together. 
Relive some of the best moments with us as we gear up for another amazing year! 🌟
#IconicMoments #ThisIsMay
Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July! ❤🤍💙 
As we enjoy fireworks and holiday festivities, let's remember the joy, togetherness, and community spirit that define both the 500 Festival and this special day!
Running into July like... 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏾‍♂️💨
Feels like just yesterday we were watching participants of all ages dash for the finish line — time flies when you're having fun! ✨ #IndyMini #500rookierun
Did you know today is National Hug Holiday day?
Of course, the 500 Festival encourages anything that spreads joy, togetherness, and community spirit so be sure to bask in this holiday and hug your loved ones today (and every day)! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦💙
Exciting News from the #IndyVirtualChallenge! 
We are thrilled to announce a special competition within our challenge: a head-to-head race between our brave service men and women on the USS Indiana and USS Indianapolis! 🚢 
Here's how it works: At the end of The Challenge, we'll average the miles completed by the service members on each ship. The team with the higher average will be awarded a commemorative plaque, honoring their dedication and effort! 
Let's show our support and cheer them on! Drop some encouragement in the comments below and follow their progress. Every mile counts, so let’s make some noise! 🏆
Pete has accepted the challenge and is racking up those miles! 👍
"Since I began my fitness journey almost 10 years ago in 2015, I have looked for ways to keep my motivation up, and in 2020 I found the Indianapolis 500 Mile Challenge. I am so happy I did because I remember I was very successful in the standings that year! This year, my gal and I have teamed up as #teambacon and we are going to crush it!"
Pete is conquering his miles in Hartford, WI 📍 Where are YOU joining us from?
That was fun — let's do it again some time! 
#ThisIsMay #500Festival @visitindy @downtownindy
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Today's the day — The Indianapolis 500 Mile Challenge and Gasoline Alley 250 Mile Challenge have begun! 🏁
Participants can begin logging their miles now until October 31 — through walking, running, biking, swimming, hiking, kayaking, counting your daily steps, or exercise classes! 🚴‍♂️🏊‍♀️🏋️‍♂️🏃‍♀️
Haven't signed up yet? It's not too late! Register at indymini.com/500miles before June 28.
The #IndyVirtualChallenge starts THIS WEDNESDAY! 
Track your miles of physical activity this summer — through walking, running, biking, swimming, hiking, kayaking, counting daily steps, exercise classes — the choice is yours! Join us and conquer either 250 or 500 miles between June 12 and October 31!
🧗‍♀️🚴‍♂️🏋️‍♀️🏃‍♂️ 
Register and learn more at IndyMini.com/500Miles!
We're proud to partner with @AESIndiana to power our community forward! Together, we're making a positive impact on economic development, the arts, poverty reduction, and workforce development in Central Indiana. Check out AES Indiana's latest Community Report to see how our partnership is driving change: https://go.aes.com/3JwDUl2
#IlluminatingIndiana
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