What’s Happening at the 500 Festival

January 11, 2023

2023 500 Festival Volunteer Registration Now Open

The 500 Festival is seeking thousands of community volunteers to fuel the Month of May The 500 Festival announces today that registration is now open for the 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group.     Volunteers play an integral role in helping bring each event and program to life and deliver a long-lasting, positive impact.   The 500 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 and the deadline to apply is Sunday, January 8, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST.    Since 1959, the 500 Festival Princess Program …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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