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December 19, 2013

The 500 Festival Teams With Wheeler Mission to Feed the Hungry This Holiday Season

Thu, 2013-12-19 The 500 Festival Teams With Wheeler Mission to Feed the Hungry This Holiday Season INDIANAPOLIS (December 19, 2013) – Feeding the hungry is no Mini matter. The 500 Festival has teamed with Wheeler Mission to feed the hungry and help the homeless this Holiday season. Teams from the 500 Festival and Drumstick Dash …

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December 18, 2013

Application Deadline Approaching for 2014 500 Festival Princess Program

Wed, 2013-12-18 Application Deadline Approaching for 2014 500 Festival Princess Program Registration ends on January 3, 2014  INDIANAPOLIS (December 18, 2013) – Registration for the 2014 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 3, 2014. Becoming a …

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December 10, 2013

Indiana Pacers to Help 500 Festival Celebrate Friday the 13.1 at the December 13th Pacers vs. Bobcats Game

Tue, 2013-12-10 INDIANAPOLIS (December 10, 2013) – The 500 Festival has partnered with the Indiana Pacers to host an Appreciation Night on Friday, December 13, billed as Friday the 13.1 to signify the 13.1 mile distance of a half marathon. In between the first and second quarters of the Pacers vs. Charlotte Bobcats game, the original …

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November 15, 2013

Early Bird Registration Deadline for 2014 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is Nov. 30

Fri, 2013-11-15 INDIANAPOLIS (November 15,  2013) – The early bird registration deadline is approaching for the 2014 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish Line 500 Festival 5K. Early registration entries will be accepted through November 30, 2013. The races are scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Registration is available through www.indymini.com. OneAmerica …

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November 12, 2013

Deadline Approaching for the 2014 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health

Tue, 2013-11-12 INDIANAPOLIS (November 12, 2013) – The registration deadline for the 11th year of the 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500® Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health is November 29, 2013. So far, nearly 25,000 students are signed up to learn more about the 500 Festival and the Indianapolis 500®.  To date, 349 schools …

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November 1, 2013

OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon to institute wave start in 2014

Fri, 2013-11-01 INDIANAPOLIS (November 1, 2013) – The 500 Festival announced today that the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon will institute a wave start for the 2014 race, creating a more efficient and enjoyable running and walking experience for participants in the 38th running of the nation’s largest half marathon. This year’s race will be held …

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October 15, 2013

2014 500 Festival theme announced: Feel the Rhythm of May

Fri, 2013-10-18 INDIANAPOLIS (October 18, 2013) – Each year hundreds of thousands of people from around the world embrace the magical month of May in Indianapolis.  Last year alone, more than 500,000 people attended 500 Festival events. Now in its 57th year, the Festival continues to capture the significance of this month-long celebration both for the community and race fans …

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October 1, 2013

500 Festival Announces New Hires, Promotions

Mon, 2013-10-21 INDIANAPOLIS (October 21, 2013) – The 500 Festival announces the following new hires: Jennifer Livesay has been hired as Volunteer Manager. Her responsibilities include the recruitment, training and onsite management of more than 7,000 500 Festival volunteers.  Livesay previously worked for Dress for Success, where she spent the last five years as a …

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September 18, 2013

500 Festival wins 23 awards from the International Festival & Events Association

Wed, 2013-09-18 INDIANAPOLIS (September 18, 2013) – The 500 Festival announced today it earned 23 industry honors from the International Festival and Events Association (IFEA). Earning top honors, the 500 Festival secured a Silver Grand Pinnacle, meaning it was recognized one of the best festivals in the world. In addition, this marks the fifth consecutive …

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September 17, 2013

OneAmerica Renews Title Sponsorship of the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Tue, 2013-09-17 INDIANAPOLIS (September 17, 2013) – The 500 Festival announced today that OneAmerica has renewed a multi-year partnership with the organization including title sponsorship of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon through 2019. OneAmerica has been a longtime supporter of the 500 Festival and several of its events and programs.  In addition to the OneAmerica …

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