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There’s nothing quite like the Month of May in Indianapolis! We hope can join us at our events and programs.
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PLEASE NOTE: Any requests to cover events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Snake Pit, Indy 500, qualifications, Carb Day, etc.) must be submitted to IMS directly, HERE. The 500 Festival does not handle their requests.
September 15, 2022
Leadership, Service Opportunity for Indiana College-Aged Women The 500 Festival is accepting applications for the 2023 500 Festival Princess Program, presented by The National Bank of Indianapolis. Applications are available at 500Festival.com/Princess and the deadline to apply is Sunday, January 8, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST. Since 1959, the 500 Festival Princess Program …Read More
September 2, 2022
INDIANAPOLIS – The 500 Festival announces elected officers for the 2022-2023 500 Festival Board of Directors, in addition to six new civic and business leaders who are appointed. Serving as the governing body of the 500 Festival, the board of directors is comprised of 33 community leaders. The board guides the strategic vision of the 500 …Read More
August 31, 2022
Opportunity for hands-on experience and exclusive look at community events during the Month of May Applications are now open for the 2023 500 Festival Intern Program. Each January, the 500 Festival welcomes a team of dedicated interns to play a critical role in the planning and execution of 50 community-based events and programs, which …Read More
August 4, 2022
The 500 Festival announces that the mini-mini kids’ run which was set to take place on Sunday, August 21, is now entirely virtual. Participants may complete their race distance wherever they choose from August 14-31. The mini-mini is open to kids of any age, but it is recommended for ages 5 – 12. Parents …Read More
August 1, 2022
The 500 Festival announces that registration is open for the 500 Festival KidsFit Program for the 2022-2023 school year. The program is available to Indiana schools and groups grades K-6, and teaches youth how to pursue an active and healthy lifestyle through a mix of running and walking in-class lessons and activities. The program is …Read More
July 26, 2022
The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrates the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announces the following promotions: Josh Reichart has been promoted to Director of Strategic Partnerships. Reichart joined the 500 Festival team in 2008 and is the longest-standing employee of the 500 Festival. He is …Read More
July 1, 2022
Unique lessons and activities offered to Hoosier fourth grade students to explore the history of the 500 Festival and the Indianapolis 500 The 500 Festival announces that registration is open for the 2023 500 Festival & Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health. The Education Program takes place during the spring months …Read More
June 28, 2022
Indiana’s Youngest Runners to Take Over World’s Largest Sporting Venue The 500 Festival announces registration is open for the 500 Festival mini-mini. The 2022 500 Festival mini-mini will take place on Sunday, August 21 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500. The event is open to children ages 5-12. Parents or …Read More
June 16, 2022
The 500 Festival today announces the winning company teams of the 2022 Employee Wellness Challenge for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. The 500 Festival Employee Wellness Challenge, presented by Aon, gets Hoosiers up and moving to a healthier Indiana. The Employee Wellness Challenge promotes wellness and team building and …Read More
June 2, 2022
Participants encouraged to race toward a healthy lifestyle this summer The 500 Festival today announces the return of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Challenge, presented by American Dairy Association, Indiana Inc., benefitting the 500 Festival. Now in its third year, this online fitness program encourages participants to complete a total of 500 miles of physical activity, …Read More