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December 16, 2014

Midwestern Engineers, Inc. Named Presenting Sponsor of the 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard

Tue, 2014-12-16 INDIANAPOLIS (December 16, 2014) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization committed to enriching the quality of life for Indiana residents and visitors, today announces that Midwestern Engineers, Inc. will serve as the presenting sponsor of its Breakfast at the Brickyard event. Established in 1959, Midwestern Engineers, Inc. provides engineering and consulting services …

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November 18, 2014

500 Festival Announces the Launch of the Miler Series, Presented by OrthoIndy

Tue, 2014-11-18 INDIANAPOLIS (November 18, 2014) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization committed to enriching the quality of life for Indiana residents and visitors, today announced a new series of running events , the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy. Formerly known as the Training Series, the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by …

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November 6, 2014

500 Festival Accepting Applications for its 2015 Princess Program

Thu, 2014-11-06 2015 Program to Feature a New Personal and Professional Development Initiative   INDIANAPOLIS (November 6, 2014) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization committed to enriching the quality of life for Indiana residents and visitors, today announced it is accepting applications for its 2015 Princess Program. The 500 Festival also announced the launch …

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October 2, 2014

500 Festival Announces Elected Officers, New Additions to its Board of Directors

Thu, 2014-10-02 INDIANAPOLIS (October 2, 2014) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization committed to enriching the quality of life for Indiana residents and visitors, today announces the election of officers for its 2014-2015 board of directors. In addition, six new civic and business leaders were appointed to the 500 Festival board of directors.   …

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September 16, 2014

500 Festival Announces New Hires

Tue, 2014-09-16 INDIANAPOLIS (September 16, 2014) – The 500 Festival announces the following new hires:   Kaitlin O’Brien has been hired as Ticketing and Customer Service Coordinator. Her responsibilities include the oversight of registrations for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, ticketing for the IPL 500 Festival Parade and customer service. O’Brien previously worked for The …

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August 26, 2014

Olympic gold medalist, first Mini-Marathon winner returns to Indy for Mini Commitment Day September 9

Tue, 2014-08-26 INDIANAPOLIS (August 26, 2014) – The 500 Festival kicks off the excitement for the 2015 OneAmerica Mini-Marathon as registration opens on Tuesday, September 9 as part of Mini Commitment Day. Olympic gold medalist Frank Shorter, winner of the inaugural Mini-Marathon in 1977, will run the famed Mini route beginning at 9 a.m. and …

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May 27, 2014

2014 IPL 500 Festival Parade Floats Win Honors

Fri, 2014-05-23 Today, eight of the 11 floats scheduled to appear in the 2014 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 to audience, originality, floral design and …

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May 23, 2014

Josh Kaufman named Grand Marshal for 2014 IPL 500 Festival Parade

Thu, 2014-05-22 The 500 Festival announced today that Josh Kaufman, the winner of Season 6 of “The Voice”, has been named Grand Marshal of the 2014 IPL 500 Festival Parade. As previously announced, Jim Nabors is an Honorary Grand Marshal for the event.  The 57th IPL 500 Festival Parade is Saturday, May 24 and will …

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May 17, 2014

Purdue University student Lauren Isaacs crowned 2014 500 Festival Queen

Sat, 2014-05-17 The 500 Festival announced today that Lauren Isaacs of Terre Haute was crowned the 2014 500 Festival Queen at the Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by ProLiance Energy, held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway®. Isaacs is a junior at Purdue University where she is majoring in Communications. She is one of 33 young …

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May 16, 2014

500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by ProLiance Energy

Thu, 2014-05-15 Two-time Indy 500 champion, Al Unser Jr., to speak, Arie Luyendyk Jr. to crown the 500 Festival Queen WHAT: The 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by ProLiance Energy is Saturday, May 17 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway® at 8:30 a.m. The event will feature Al Unser, Jr., a two-time Indianapolis 500 champion …

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