500 Festival Welcomes Current Publishing as Print Media Partner for 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, and 500 Festival Off the Grid, presented by KeyBank

September 9, 2021


INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 9, 2021) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announces Current Publishing, LLC, as a new media partner for the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, and 500 Festival Off the Grid, presented by KeyBank.


“The 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, and the 500 Festival Off the Grid, presented by KeyBank, are critical events for the 500 Festival that we welcome Current readers to participate in,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “We are eager to partner with Current Publishing to extend the reach and impact of these two significant events as we continue to activate our mission to enrich lives and foster positive community impact throughout Indiana.”


Current Publishing is a Carmel-based newspaper and digital company that serves Carmel, Fishers, Geist, Noblesville, Westfield, and Zionsville for free by U.S, Mail each Tuesday.


“We are so delighted to partner with the 500 Festival and to help build a brand that people already love and trust in our wonderful communities,” said Ben Weir, co-owner of Current Publishing.


The 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, consists of three running and walking events at unique distances, a 3-Miler race, a 6-Miler race, and a 10-Miler race that start and finish in downtown Indianapolis. The timing of each race coincides with a typical training program for a spring distance race, the perfect low-pressure opportunity for participants to gauge their progression in preparation for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon or a spring distance race of their choice. These events also provide participants with an opportunity to get moving and accomplish their fitness goals.


The 500 Festival Off the Grid, presented by KeyBank, is the Indianapolis 500 race weekend’s premier celebration to toast to a successful Month of May and the upcoming Indy 500 race. This race-eve tradition is a night full of revelry and entertainment, complete with an eclectic audience of business, corporate, civic, and social leaders. This black-tie event also includes a live televised red carpet, welcoming celebrity guests and special VIP guests in town for race weekend.


About Current Publishing

Current debuted in October 2006 with its Carmel edition. Everything Current does editorially is predicated on the results of independent marketplace research. The markets tell the researchers what they expect in their weekly newspapers, and then the editing and reporting teams serve those expectations. Therefore, at Current, news is what its readers say it is, and that practice has resonated well since inception. Current invites content submissions from all corners of the community. As the community’s newspaper, Current serves as an enrichment source and the community’s rallying point, and it proves newspapers work.


About the 500 Festival

Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces more than 50 life-enriching events and programs while celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500 and fostering positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana. One of the largest festivals in the nation, each year more than half a million people attend an event or program produced by the 500 Festival. Since its founding, the 500 Festival has contributed more than $500 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit www.500festival.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.