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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Tickets are still available, but they’re going fast! 
Join us in downtown Indianapolis on May 25 to experience the marvel and magic of the 68th annual @aesindiana 500 Festival Parade. 🎉
Secure your tickets today at 500Festival.com/Parade 🎈
🚘 Is your license plate up for renewal? Celebrate the Month of May all year long with our Indiana specialty license plate! 
Help more Hoosiers race into a brighter future when you purchase or renew a 500 Festival license plate! By doing so you are driving free education, fitness, and leadership development opportunities to thousands of Hoosier youth. 
➔ As part of your $40 purchase, $25 will go directly toward benefiting the 500 Festival's youth and education initiatives.
Make convenience a priority and wake up only steps from the start line on race morning! Secure your race weekend stay in the official hotel room block for the #IndyMini. 
We've recently expanded our official hotel block to include three additional locations, giving you even more options near all the action. These spots are known for their walkability to prime race weekend spots like the Expo at the Indiana Convention Center, the start line, the finish line, and the Post Race Party! 
Act fast, because the official hotel room block closes TODAY at 5 p.m. EST!
Don’t miss your opportunity to make an impact with your @OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon registration! Join or create a Mini with a Meaning team by April 28. Participants help raise awareness and funds for a nonprofit organization by participating in a Mini with a Meaning team.
👟 Visit IndyMini.com/MWM to learn more! 
#WhyIMini #IndyMini
And with the completion of the 10-Miler event this morning, that’s a wrap for this year’s 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy! 
Thank you ALL for joining us in preparation for the #IndyMini. 👏 We love being a part of your training journeys and watching you conquer your goals! Keep up all the great work, and we can’t wait to see you again in downtown Indianapolis on May 4th.
BIG shoutout to our volunteers and @orthoindy for making these events possible! We really appreciate all your support throughout this series. 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏾‍♂️
Happy Friday! We’d love to kick off this weekend by introducing Bennie, another one of our 2024 #IndyMini ambassadors. 🎉
➔ What is your advice for first-time participants? “Enjoy yourself. Whether you have a time goal or just want to finish, be sure to allow yourself the opportunity to take in the the energy of the crowd. Oh...and smile.” 😄
➔ What motivates you to conquer the @OneAmerican 500 Festival Mini-Marathon? “As a stroke survivor, every step I take is treasured. I want to set an example and encourage others to be active. It is not always easy, but crossing the finish line is an amazing feeling.”
➔ Bennie said his pump-up song is “any song that matches my run tempo.”
Show Bennie some #IndyMini love below 👇 and keep up to speed as we share more of our ambassadors’ inspiring #WhyIMini stories! 🏁
Who’s ready 10-Miler is this weekend? We can’t wait to see you all for the final race of the #IndyMilers, presented by @orthoindy ! Let’s take care of business and conquer these miles 💪 
🕡 Doors open at 6:30 a.m.
🕗 Race will begin at 8:00 a.m.
📍 @fowlingindy - 1125 Brookside Ave, Indianapolis, IN 
Check out indymini.com/milerinfo for more info!
JUST ANNOUNCED 📣 We are so honored to have received #1 for the Best 5K Race and Best Half Marathon for @usatoday 10Best Readers' Choice Awards!
We couldn't have done it without YOU! Thank you to everyone who voted for the @oneamerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and @deltadentalin 500 Festival 5K. We are feeling that #IndyMini love! 💖
RACE over to indymini.com/register and beat the price increase! 🏃🏼‍♂️🏃🏽‍♀️
We are in the FINAL HOURS before the prices increase for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Mega Mini Challenge. Be sure to register TONIGHT by 11:59 EST to save! 🏁
On your mark. Get set. Register before the FINAL price increase!
You better get moving. 🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️ Prices for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Mega Mini Challenge are increasing THIS WEDESDAY! 
Sign up today at indymini.com/register 🏁
Meet Andrew, another one of our 2024 #IndyMini ambassadors! 🙌
➔ What is your advice for first-time participants? “You’re excited at the start line but don’t go out too fast. It’s better to start slow and increase your pace throughout the race.”
➔ What motivates you to conquer the #IndyMini? “Being with thousands of runners and encouraging as many as possible to push themselves and not give up.”
➔ Andrew listens to the Soundtrack from Prefontaine to get pumped up! 💪
Don’t go far! We have more #WhyIMini stories from our ambassadors coming your way. ✨
Be a part of the action on May 4 by performing for a crowd of 20,000+ participants, volunteers, and spectators along the 13.1-mile course! 🥁💃
All volunteer performers will receive tickets to an Indianapolis 500 practice day, recognition on 500 Festival platforms, and the chance to win prize money through some friendly competition! 🎷🎸
Learn more and apply today at IndyMini.com/entertainment | The deadline to apply is April 1.
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