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October 10, 2017

500 Festival Announces Additions to its Board of Directors, Elected Officers to 2017 – 2018 Board

INDIANAPOLIS (October 10, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announced the election of officers for its 2017-2018 board of directors. In addition, six new civic and business leaders were appointed to the 500 Festival board of directors. …

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October 5, 2017

Deadline Approaching for 500 Festival Youth Programs

500 Festival & Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health & 500 Festival KidsFit Program Registration Deadline set for Friday, October 6 INDIANAPOLIS (October 5, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500, reminds Indiana’s educators that the …

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September 18, 2017

Registration Opens for the 2018 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

  Nation’s Premier Half Marathon Slated for May 5, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS (September 18, 2017) The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announced that registration has opened for the 2018 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Set for Saturday, May 5, the 2018 OneAmerica 500 …

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September 13, 2017

Application Process Opens for the 2018 500 Festival Princess Program, presented by Reis-Nichols

500 Festival Princess Program Empowers Students to Make an Impact in Indiana INDIANAPOLIS (September 13, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announced it is accepting applications for the 2018 500 Festival Princess Program, presented by Reis-Nichols Jewelers. Since 1959, …

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July 26, 2017

Volunteer Registration Opens for Second Annual 500 Festival mini-mini

  INDIANAPOLIS (July 26, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announced that volunteer registration is open for the 2017 500 Festival mini-mini, the only youth run to take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 500 Festival mini-mini provides …

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July 20, 2017

2017 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish Line 500 Festival 5K Help Contribute More Than $35,000 to Charities

$4,040 Donated to Pacesetter Program winner, Energy Krazed   INDIANAPOLIS (July 20, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announced that the 2017 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon helped contribute more than $35,000 to various nonprofit organizations through its Mini with …

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June 7, 2017

Registration Opens for Second Annual 500 Festival mini-mini

Indiana’s Youngest Runners Will Take over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the Nation’s Premier Youth Run INDIANAPOLIS (June 6, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500® Mile Race, today announces registration is open for the second running of the 500 …

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May 26, 2017

X Ambassadors Unable to Perform at 500 Festival Race Weekend Events Due to Illness

X Ambassadors Unable to Perform at 500 Festival Race Weekend Events Due to Josh Kauffman Steps Up to Perform at IPL 500 Festival Parade INDIANAPOLIS (May 26, 2017) – X Ambassadors, the band originally scheduled to perform at the IPL 500 Festival Parade and KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball, are unable to make the trip to Indianapolis to …

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May 26, 2017

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins 2017 IPL 500 Festival Parade Celebrity Lineup

  INDIANAPOLIS (May 26, 2017) – The 500 Festival today announced that actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan will join the lineup for the 61st   IPL 500 Festival Parade, scheduled for Saturday, May 27 in downtown Indianapolis. Joining Jeffrey Dean Morgan at the IPL 500 Festival Parade will be his wife, Hilarie Burton (One Tree Hill, White …

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May 25, 2017

500 Festival Announces 2017 IPL 500 Festival Parade Float Honors

INDIANAPOLIS (May 24, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization committed to enriching the quality of life for Indiana residents and visitors, today announces the Float award winners for the 2017 IPL 500 Festival Parade. Floats were judged on a number of different criteria and were evaluated by a panel of judges, including Downtown …

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