The hub for news related to all 500 Festival events & programs
Welcome to the 500 Festival newsroom – your hub for news related to all 500 Festival events and programs. The newsroom will provide you with media resources including press releases, downloadable photos, and videos, and how to request media credentials. Logos for the 500 Festival are available upon request.
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Request Media Credentials
The deadline to request is one week prior to each event. You are responsible for picking up your credential at the 500 Festival office.
A media credential does not mean “all access.” Pay close attention to your credential and the instructions provided with them.
Due to existing contractual agreements, there are restrictions on live broadcasts of some 500 Festival events.
Photos may not be sold or used for advertorial purposes.
Media credentials do not permit access on the running course or into athlete start and finish areas.
Credential pick-up, event schedules, and further details will be sent out at least one week before each event.
The 500 Festival holds the right to approve, deny or revoke any and all assigned credentials.
Credentials are assigned per person, and should not be transferred to another media member or non-media persons, or they will be revoked.
Freelance journalists may be asked to submit a printed copy or tape of their most recent coverage.
Media must wear their credentials and carry valid photo identification when covering 500 Festival events.
By requesting a media credential, you agree to all terms and conditions set forth.
PLEASE NOTE: Any requests to cover events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Snake Pit, Indy 500, qualifications, Carb Day, etc.) must be submitted to IMS directly, HERE. The 500 Festival does not handle their requests.
November 29, 2022
500 Festival Miler Series Race Dates & New Location Announced
The 500 Festival announces today that the 2023 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, will start and finish from a new location — Fowling Warehouse Indianapolis. The Miler Series features three running/walking events at three unique distances, three, six, and 10 miles. The series launches on February 11 with the 3-Miler, followed by the …
November 28, 2022
Exhibitor Registration Open for 2023 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo
Reserve Booth Space for Mini-Marathon Weekend’s Kickoff Event INDIANAPOLIS (November 21, 2022) – The 500 Festival announces today that exhibitor registration is open for the 2023 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo. The two-day prelude to the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K will take place May 4 and 5. To kick off Mini-Marathon weekend …
November 1, 2022
500 Festival Announces New Staff Additions
INDIANAPOLIS – The 500 Festival announces the following staff additions: Amber Girard has been hired as Executive Assistant. Girard works to support the 500 Festival’s president and CEO, senior vice president of administration, the 500 Festival Board of Directors, and the 500 Festival Foundation. She is also responsible for assisting with office management, event coordination, …
September 15, 2022
Applications Open for 2023 500 Festival Princess Program, presented by The National Bank of Indianapolis
Leadership, Service Opportunity for Indiana College-Aged Women The 500 Festival is accepting applications for the 2023 500 Festival Princess Program, presented by The National Bank of Indianapolis. Applications are available at 500Festival.com/Princess and the deadline to apply is Sunday, January 8, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST. Since 1959, the 500 Festival Princess Program …
September 2, 2022
500 Festival Announces New Board Members and Elected Officers for 2022-2023
INDIANAPOLIS – The 500 Festival announces elected officers for the 2022-2023 500 Festival Board of Directors, in addition to six new civic and business leaders who are appointed. Serving as the governing body of the 500 Festival, the board of directors is comprised of 33 community leaders. The board guides the strategic vision of the 500 …
August 31, 2022
500 Festival Intern Program Applications Open
Opportunity for hands-on experience and exclusive look at community events during the Month of May Applications are now open for the 2023 500 Festival Intern Program. Each January, the 500 Festival welcomes a team of dedicated interns to play a critical role in the planning and execution of 50 community-based events and programs, which …
August 4, 2022
500 Festival mini-mini, Kids’ Run Goes Virtual
The 500 Festival announces that the mini-mini kids’ run which was set to take place on Sunday, August 21, is now entirely virtual. Participants may complete their race distance wherever they choose from August 14-31. The mini-mini is open to kids of any age, but it is recommended for ages 5 – 12. Parents …
August 1, 2022
Registration Now Open for 2023 500 Festival KidsFit Program
The 500 Festival announces that registration is open for the 500 Festival KidsFit Program for the 2022-2023 school year. The program is available to Indiana schools and groups grades K-6, and teaches youth how to pursue an active and healthy lifestyle through a mix of running and walking in-class lessons and activities. The program is …
July 26, 2022
500 Festival Announces Staff Promotions
The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrates the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announces the following promotions: Josh Reichart has been promoted to Director of Strategic Partnerships. Reichart joined the 500 Festival team in 2008 and is the longest-standing employee of the 500 Festival. He is …
July 1, 2022
Registration Opens for 2023 500 Festival & Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Heath
Unique lessons and activities offered to Hoosier fourth grade students to explore the history of the 500 Festival and the Indianapolis 500 The 500 Festival announces that registration is open for the 2023 500 Festival & Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health. The Education Program takes place during the spring months …