November 29, 2019

2019 500 Festival Volunteer Award Winners

Each year our volunteers provide an exciting and unforgettable experience to our participants and attendees during the 500 Festival season. The 500 Festival relies on over 3,500 volunteers to come together to produce some of Indiana’s largest events and programs – the individuals recognized below are just a few examples of many of our standout …

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October 14, 2019

500 Festival Pumpkin Carving Stencils + Social Media Contest

  It’s that time of year again: Pumpkin carving season! Get ready to head out to your favorite pumpkin patch (or grocery store, we don’t judge) to grab the perfect gourd for carving. Need some design inspiration for your jack-o-lantern? Well look no further: we have four carving templates just for you! Do you want …

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August 14, 2019

Princess Program Testimonial- Macy Pohl

The role of being a 500 Festival Princess was not only an experience of a lifetime, I was able to impact lives through service and ambassadorship. While wearing the crown and sash, I was given a platform to volunteer, advocate, and educate individuals on Indiana history and topics I am passionate about. During my time …

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August 13, 2019

Princess Program Testimonial: Haley Begay

While the crown and sash might say otherwise, the job of being a 500 Festival Princess is not that of royalty, but of servitude. All 33 of us princesses are servants of Indiana. The Indianapolis 500 only lasts half a day, but the service we do will continue on long after this leadership role we …

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August 1, 2019

3-2-1, Volunteer!

On October 5, Indiana’s youngest runners will take over the world’s largest sporting venue! We’re bringing an Indy Mini experience to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway sized just for kids ages 5-12. But we need your help to make it a safe and enjoyable experience for participants and their families! The 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented …

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June 7, 2019

2019 Intern Spotlight

The 500 Festival Intern Program is designed to allow each intern to experience the exciting Month of May in Indianapolis! This year, twelve interns representing seven different colleges from across the Midwest had the opportunity to be part of the 500 Festival team. The 2019 intern class was made up of multi-talented individuals with bright personalities. …

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May 10, 2019

Meet Honorary Flagman and Indy’s Biggest Racing Fan Graham

Little feet will hit the street this Saturday, May 11 for the Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run. Before their races start, the rookie runners will be signaled by honorary flagman Graham, a patient at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent. Graham had a tough start at birth. Mom Brandi said …

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March 6, 2019

2019 Tickets On Sale Now!

There are only 55 days until the magical month of May takes over Indy! Tickets to all 500 Festival events are available to the public TODAY! From family-friendly fun to breakfast with racing legends to race weekend red carpet affairs, you won’t want to miss a minute of the action! Get your tickets now while …

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February 11, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight- Eula

Eula has been a volunteer with the 500 Festival for 12 years – this year, Eula will be retiring her volunteer pins. Volunteering as a Specialty Unit Escort at the IPL 500 Festival Parade, Eula has been an integral part in making the parade an enjoyable and memorable experience for attendees. 500 Festival: Why did …

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February 11, 2019

Be a part of the 500 Festival Volunteer Experience

As you check your calendar (and the weather reports) longing for spring, are you looking for something that’s fun and meaningful to do? Something like volunteering and making a positive impact on your community? The 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group, is just what you’re looking for! This opportunity is the experience …

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