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February 21, 2018

33 Indiana Women Selected as 2018 500 Festival Princesses

500 Festival Princesses Will Serve As Ambassadors of the 500 Festival and Indiana INDIANAPOLIS (February 21, 2018) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces the selection of 33 college-aged women from across Indiana to serve as 2018 500 Festival Princesses. …

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February 13, 2018

Vendor Registration Open for 2018 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo

Exhibitor Opportunities Available for One of Running’s Largest Expos INDIANAPOLIS (February 13, 2018) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announces that exhibitor and vendor registration is open for the 2018 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo. Drawing a crowd of …

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February 7, 2018

500 Festival Announces New Additions & Promotions

  INDIANAPOLIS (February 7, 2018) – 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 Erika Miller as event and program coordinator, and the promotion of Tabitha Bolen to executive assistant. Erika Miller will be responsible for coordinating …

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February 7, 2018

500 Festival Foundation Announces Elected Officers, Additions to its Board of Trustees for 2017 – 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (February 7, 2018) – The 500 Festival Foundation, a fully-charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to generating funds in support of the 500 Festival’s mission to produce life-enriching events and programs, fostering a positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana, today announced the election of officers for its 2017-2018 board of trustees. …

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January 30, 2018

Olympian Alexi Pappas to Run 2018 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Another One of Running’s Biggest Stars to Compete in the Indy Mini INDIANAPOLIS (January 30, 2018) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces that professional runner and Olympian Alexi Pappas will run the 2018 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon on May …

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January 25, 2018

500 Festival and Special Olympics Athlete Andrew Peterson Form Partnership to Promote Running Throughout Indiana

  INDIANAPOLIS (January 25, 2018) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces the organization’s partnership with Special Olympics athlete and elite runner, Andrew Peterson. Peterson, who is just the second Special Olympics athlete to qualify for the Boston Marathon, will …

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January 17, 2018

500 Festival 3-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy, to Start and Finish at The Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza

The 500 Festival has announced a change in location for the initial race of the 2018 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy. The 3-Miler, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10 at 9:00 a.m., will start and finish at The Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza, on the west end of Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis. The …

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January 11, 2018

500 Festival Announces 2018 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball Theme

Fast & Fabulous, The Future of Speed INDIANAPOLIS (January 11, 2018) – 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 theme for the KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball – “Fast & Fabulous, The Future of Speed.” In honor of …

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January 10, 2018

2018 500 Festival Volunteer Registration Opens

Positions and Opportunities for 2018 Events & Programs Now Available INDIANAPOLIS (January 10, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, announces today that registration is open for the 2018 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group. Each …

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January 8, 2018

500 Festival Accepting Applications for 2018 500 Gives Back Grant Program

$33,000 in Grants Available to Support Life-Enriching Civic Programs for Indiana Residents INDIANAPOLIS (January 8, 2018) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, is accepting applications for the 2018 500 Gives Back grant program. The 2018 program is offering $33,000 in grants to support …

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