Newsroom

The hub for news related to all 500 Festival events & programs

Welcome to the 500 Festival newsroom – your hub for news related to all 500 Festival events and programs. The newsroom will provide you with media resources including press releases, downloadable photos, and videos, and how to request media credentials. Logos for the 500 Festival are available upon request.

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Press Releases    500 Festival Blogs    Photos & Video

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Media Contact

Lindsay Labas, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
317.614.6141 | llabas@500festival.com

 

Media Credentials

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Request Media Credentials

Requests may be submitted all at once or at least 2 weeks prior to each event listed.

Credential Guidelines

  1. A media credential does not mean “all access.” Pay close attention to your credential and the instructions provided with them.
  2. Due to existing contractual agreements, there are restrictions on live broadcasts of some 500 Festival events.
  3. Photos may not be sold or used for advertorial purposes.
  4. Media credentials do not permit access on the running course or into athlete start and finish areas.
  5. Credential pick-up, event schedules, and further details will be sent out at least one week before each event. You are responsible for picking up your credential(s) at the 500 Festival Office Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  6. The 500 Festival holds the right to approve, deny or revoke any and all assigned credentials.
  7. Credentials are assigned per person, and should not be transferred to another media member or non-media persons, or they will be revoked.
  8. Freelance journalists may be asked to submit a printed copy or tape of their most recent coverage.
  9. Media must wear their credentials and carry valid photo identification when covering 500 Festival events.
  10. By requesting a media credential, you agree to all terms and conditions set forth.

 

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.

Press Releases

March 22, 2012

500 Festival Selects 33 Young Women to Serve as 2012 500 Festival Princesses

Mon, 2012-03-05 09:56   Ambassadors will represent 500 Festival and the 2012 Indianapolis 500®    INDIANAPOLIS (March 5, 2012) – Thirty-three young women from across Indiana have been selected to serve in the 2012 500 Festival Princess Program. Becoming a 500 Festival Princess is an experience of a lifetime. As ambassadors of the 500 Festival, …

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March 22, 2012

500 Festival online ticketing now open for 2012 season

Thu, 2012-03-01 09:52 Tickets now available for IPL 500 Festival Parade and more INDIANAPOLIS (March 1, 2012) – Tickets for all 2012 500 Festival events can now be purchased directly at www.500festival.com by clicking on the “Buy Tickets” tab. Tickets for the 2012 IPL 500 Festival Parade are available on the 500 Festival ticketing system. …

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March 21, 2012

500 Festival Training Series, presented by OrthoIndy continues Saturday, March 3 with 10K

Wed, 2012-02-29 11:48 WHAT: Athletes will hit the pavement Saturday morning for the second of three events for the official training series of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, the 2012 500 Festival Training Series, presented by OrthoIndy.  The Training Series is designed to allow participants the opportunity to gauge their progression in preparation for the …

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March 21, 2012

500 Festival Announces Citizens Energy Group as Presenting Sponsor of the 500 Festival Volunteer Program

Wed, 2012-02-15 08:49 INDIANAPOLIS (February 15, 2012) – Citizens Energy Group becomes the presenting sponsor for the award-winning 500 Festival Volunteer Program. “Citizens Energy Group and the 500 Festival share a commitment of serving our community,” said Kirk Hendrix, President and CEO, 500 Festival. “We are pleased to be working with this wonderful organization to …

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March 21, 2012

500 Festival Princess Program Selection Continues on Saturday, Feb. 11

Thu, 2012-02-09 08:18 WHAT:                   This weekend the 500 Festival will complete the selection process to choose 33 young women to represent the 2012 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500®. The 500 Festival received 274 applications from young women representing 87 Hoosier cities and towns and 24 colleges …

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March 21, 2012

500 Festival Training Series, presented by OrthoIndy begins Saturday, Feb. 11 with 5K event

Wed, 2012-02-08 08:13   WHAT:          Athletes will hit the pavement Saturday morning for the first of three events for the official training series of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, the 2012 500 Festival Training Series, presented by OrthoIndy.  The Training Series is designed to allow participants the opportunity to gauge their …

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March 21, 2012

OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Sells Out for 11th Consecutive Year

Fri, 2012-01-27 06:40   Participants registered from 50 states, 11 countries  INDIANAPOLIS (January 27, 2012) – The 500 Festival announced today the 36th running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon sold out with 35,000 entries on January 27, 2012. The event is scheduled for May 5, 2012. Participants from 50 states, Puerto Rico and 11 …

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March 21, 2012

Dates announced for 500 Festival Princess Selection

Wed, 2012-01-25 06:24 ***MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY***     WHAT: The 500 Festival will begin the two-part selection process to choose 33 young women to represent the 2012 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500® at this year’s events and statewide outreach programs. First-round interviews will be on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. at the Indiana Farm …

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March 21, 2012

Registration available for 500 Festival Training Series

Thu, 2012-01-19 06:20 2,100 participants registered to date INDIANAPOLIS (January 19, 2012) – Online registration for the 500 Festival Training Series, presented by OrthoIndy is open, and so far more than 2,100 people have registered to participate in the 5K, 10K and 15K events. Pre-registration is available online at www.500festival.com. The first Training Series event …

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March 21, 2012

Entertainers invited to serve as motivation for participants in 2012 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Wed, 2012-01-18 06:16 INDIANAPOLIS (January 18, 2012) – Entertainers are needed for one of the largest four-hour music festivals in the nation, and the 500 Festival is now accepting applications. Bands, DJs and dance troupes will entertain runners and walkers and cheer them to the finish line of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish …

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