Represent the 500 Festival by actively supporting its mission, values and goals.
Attend and actively participate in 500 Festival outreach initiatives throughout Indiana. This includes conducting programming in their hometown as well as attending various events on behalf of the organization and the Princess Program.
Volunteer at activities surrounding the 500 Festival and Indianapolis Motor Speedway throughout the months of April and May.
Learn by taking advantage of opportunities for personal development, volunteerism, and community involvement.
Have fun and make new friends through volunteerism—one of the most rewarding and enjoyable aspects of participation in the 500 Festival Princess Program.
In addition to the mandatory activities, the 2018 500 Festival Princesses are encouraged to participate in other community and 500 Festival activities, including:
500 Festival 6-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy: Saturday, March 10 (NOTE: 500 Festival Leadership Development Program, presented by BKD, session will occur on this date as well)
500 Festival 10-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy: Saturday, April 7 (NOTE: 500 Festival Leadership Development Program, presented by BKD, session will occur on this date as well)
500 Festival Kickoff to May: Wednesday, May 2
500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo: Thursday, May 3 & Friday, May 4
500 Festival Leadership Development Program, presented by BKD, sessions scheduled throughout Spring 2018
Mobile study trips for the 500 Festival & Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health: March 2018
Study trips for the 500 Festival & Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health: April 2018
Visits to community centers, hometown schools, community organizations/associations and hospitals: February – May 2018
NOTE: All dates/times are subject to change. Exceptions for major life events (college graduation, weddings for immediate family members, etc.) will be made on a case-by-case basis.
500 Festival Princess Program Orientation
Friday, February 16 (evening) – Saturday, February 17 (all day)
500 Festival Leadership Development Program, presented by BKD
Each Princess must attend at least one session
500 Festival Princess Program Reception
Saturday, April 21 (evening)
OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon
Saturday, May 5
JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day & Rookie Run
Saturday, May 12
500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc. & 500 Festival Volunteer Appreciation Day
Saturday, May 19
500 Festival Memorial Service, presented by Rolls-Royce
Friday, May 25
IPL 500 Festival Parade
Saturday, May 26
KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball
Saturday, May 26
Sunday, May 27
NOTE: All dates/times are subject to change
As ambassadors for the 500 Festival, the 500 Festival Princesses play a critical role in the organization’s statewide outreach initiative. Each 500 Festival Princess will be responsible for securing community outreaches within her hometown, college town, or Indianapolis. She will work closely with the 500 Festival staff to develop messaging, talking points and presentations. These appearances will take place February through May of 2018.