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May 16, 2014

Line up Announced for the 2014 IPL 500 Festival Parade

Wed, 2014-05-14 The IPL 500 Festival Parade, scheduled for Saturday, May 24 at noon in downtown Indianapolis, will once again feature a diverse line-up of celebrities. The legendary Jim Nabors will be the Honorary Grand Marshal and Michael Feinstein and Ronan Tynan will headline the Parade’s opening entertainment.  US Olympians Gracie Gold, Nick Goepper and …

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May 3, 2014

New Course Record for OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Sat, 2014-05-03 EDITOR’S NOTE: Please click here for photos from the 2014 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, Finish Line 500 Festival 5K and Wheelchair races. INDIANAPOLIS (MAY 3, 2014) – It was a spectacular debut and triumphant return for the men’s and women’s winners of Saturday’s 2014 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon in Indianapolis. Kenyan Nelson Oyugi …

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May 1, 2014

500 Festival generated $19.7 million in economic impact in 2013

Thu, 2014-05-01 INDIANAPOLIS (May 1, 2014) – The 500 Festival announced today that a recent economic impact study revealed the 500 Festival events generate a significant tangible economic impact on the city of Indianapolis each year. In 2013, this amounted to $19.7 million in financial impact, including $5.5 million of direct spending by out-of-area visitors. Each …

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April 30, 2014

OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, Finish Line 500 Festival 5K to take place this Saturday

Tue, 2014-04-29 The 38th Running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon takes place on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The Mini-Marathon is the largest half-marathon in the U.S., and overall, the fourth largest half marathon in the world. Each finisher will receive a commemorative medal and technical shirt, a participant hat provided by OneAmerica, complimentary qualification or practice day …

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April 30, 2014

500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo takes place Thursday and Friday

Wed, 2014-04-30 WHAT:            The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon kicks off with the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo on Thursday, May 1, at the Indiana Convention Center, Halls F & G. More than 40,000 people are expected to browse more than 80 exhibits. Mini-Marathon participants have two days, May 1 and May 2, to pick up …

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April 15, 2014

Chief of the National Guard to speak at 500 Festival Memorial Service, presented by Rolls-Royce

Tue, 2014-04-22 INDIANAPOLIS (April 22, 2014) – The 500 Festival announced today that General Frank J. Grass will be the featured speaker at the 500 Festival Memorial Service, presented by Rolls-Royce. It’s an honor for the 500 Festival to kick off an exciting Memorial Day weekend by recognizing Indiana’s men and women who’ve fallen in …

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April 10, 2014

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser, Jr. to speak at 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by ProLiance Energy

Fri, 2014-04-11 Two-time Indianapolis 500® winner Al Unser, Jr. will speak at the 2014 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by ProLiance Energy on Saturday, May 17 at 8:30 a.m. at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s® Plaza Pavilion. Al Unser, Jr. is a two-time Indianapolis 500 champion in 1992 and 1994. His 1992 win is …

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April 9, 2014

Fifth Harmony to headline 2014 Chase 500 Festival Kids Day entertainment

Wed, 2014-04-09 The 500 Festival announced today that Fifth Harmony, presented by 99.5 WZPL, will headline the 2014 Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day on May 10, 2014. Fifth Harmony is a musical group formed of five girls between the ages of 16-20. They came into the national spotlight when they finished 3rd on The X-Factor …

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April 3, 2014

500 Festival Training Series, presented by OrthoIndy wraps up Saturday, April 5 with 15K

Thu, 2014-04-03 WHAT: Athletes will hit the pavement Saturday morning for the final event of the official training series of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, the 2014 500 Festival Training Series 15K, presented by OrthoIndy. The Training Series is designed to allow participants the opportunity to gauge their progression in preparation for the OneAmerica 500 …

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March 20, 2014

McDonalds of Central Indiana Signs on as OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Sponsor

Thu, 2014-03-20 INDIANAPOLIS (March 20, 2014) – The 500 Festival announced today that McDonald’s® of Central Indiana will serve as the title sponsor of the Family Reunion Area within the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon on May 3, 2014. Participants will have the opportunity to experience a #MomentofWonder post-race by visiting the McDonald’s McCafé® vehicle for …

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