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November 21, 2017

Medal Revealed for the 2018 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

500 Festival Designs 2018 Indy Mini Medal in the Shape of a Milk Bottle INDIANAPOLIS (November 21, 2017) – – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today reveals the design of the 2018 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon medal. The 2018 …

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November 15, 2017

500 Festival Launches Search for Course Entertainment at 2018 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Applications to Perform at the 2018 Indy Mini Now Open INDIANAPOLIS (November 15, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announces the opening of the application process for Course Entertainment at the 2018 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Groups …

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November 7, 2017

500 Festival Announces Pat Merna as New Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

INDIANAPOLIS (November 7, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announces the addition of Pat Merna as vice president of strategic partnerships. In this role, Merna will be responsible for securing and maintaining new and existing sponsorship opportunities …

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November 6, 2017

Meb Keflezighi To Run 2018 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

On the heels of completing his final Marathon, America’s Best Long Distance Runner Announces His Participation in the Indy Mini Half Marathon   INDIANAPOLIS (November 6, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces world-renowned runner Meb Keflezighi will run …

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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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