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December 18, 2012

Application Deadline Approaching for 2013 500 Festival Princess Program

Tue, 2012-12-18 INDIANAPOLIS (December 18, 2012) – Registration for the 2013 500 Festival Princess Program ends soon. The application is available and may be submitted online via the 500 Festival’s website, www.500festival.com, now through Friday, January 4, 2013. Becoming a 500 Festival Princess is an experience of a lifetime.  The 2013 Princesses will serve as …

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November 15, 2012

Early Bird Registration Deadline for Mini-Marathon is Nov. 30

Thu, 2012-11-15 INDIANAPOLIS (November 15,  2012) – The early bird registration deadline is approaching for the 2013 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish Line 500 Festival 5K. Early registration entries will be accepted through November 30, 2012. The races are scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Registration is available through www.500festival.com. OneAmerica …

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November 8, 2012

Deadline Approaching for the 2013 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500 Education Program

Thu, 2012-11-08 INDIANAPOLIS (November 8, 2012) – The registration deadline for the 10th year of the 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500® Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health is November 30, 2012. So far, more than 23,000 students are signed up to learn more about the 500 Festival and the Indianapolis 500®.  To date, 359 …

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November 5, 2012

500 Festival Seeks 33 New Ambassadors for the 2013 500 Festival Princess Program

Mon, 2012-11-05 INDIANAPOLIS (November 5, 2012) – Registration is now open for the 2013 500 Festival Princess Program. The application is available and may be submitted online via the 500 Festival’s website, www.500festival.com, now through Friday, January 4, 2013. Becoming a 500 Festival Princess is an experience of a lifetime. The 2013 Princesses will serve as …

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October 26, 2012

2013 500 Festival theme announced: TurboCharging Indy

Fri, 2012-10-26 INDIANAPOLIS (October 26, 2012) – Each year hundreds of thousands of people from around the world embrace the magical month of May in Indianapolis.  Last year alone, 550,000 people attended 500 Festival events. Now in its 56th year, the Festival continues to capture the significance of this month-long celebration both for the community and race fans world-wide. Today, …

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October 1, 2012

2013 500 Festival Post Race Party Entertainment to be Selected by Participants, General Public

Mon, 2012-10-01 INDIANAPOLIS (October 1, 2012) – The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon isn’t just for runners or walkers. Everyone is invited to the 500 Festival Post Race Party to cheer on the thousands of participants as they cross the finish line and take part in the festivities throughout Military Park in Downtown Indianapolis. In an …

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September 27, 2012

500 Festival wins 22 awards from the International Festival & Events Association

Thu, 2012-09-27 INDIANAPOLIS (September 27, 2012) – The 500 Festival announced today it earned 22 industry honors from the International Festival and Events Association (IFEA). Earning top honors, the 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group and 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health, took home Gold Pinnacles …

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August 23, 2012

500 Festival Elects New Officers, Adds Five Civic Leaders to Board of Directors

Thu, 2012-08-23 The 500 Festival Board of Directors recently elected its 2012-2013 officers and welcomed five new civic leaders to serve on its board. NEWLY-ELECTED OFFICERS Chairman of the Board: Ted Dickman, CEO, BKD, LLP Vice Chairman of the Board: John Crisp, Senior Vice President/Principal, Cassidy Turley Secretary: Paul Sinclair, Partner, Ice Miller NEWLY-ELECTED BOARD …

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August 22, 2012

Registration for the 2013 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500 Education Program opens

Wed, 2012-08-22 INDIANAPOLIS (August 22, 2012) – Indiana’s fourth grade students will once again be able to learn more about the 500 Festival and the Indianapolis 500’s® place and importance in Indiana’s rich culture as the 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500® Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health, gears up for its 10th year. More …

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May 25, 2012

2012 IPL 500 Festival Parade Floats Win Honors

Fri, 2012-05-25 INDIANAPOLIS (May 25, 2012) – Last evening, nine of the 13 floats scheduled to appear in the 2012 IPL 500 Festival Parade tomorrow were judged on the following criteria: Interpretation of theme, animation, humor, attention to detail, balance and symmetry, use of color, creativity of design, excitement generated from float presentation, eye appeal …

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