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March 20, 2012

Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching for 2012 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Wed, 2011-11-23 07:53 Deadline for early registration is November 30, 2011 INDIANAPOLIS (November 23, 2011) – The early bird registration deadline is approaching for the 2012 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Early registration entries will be accepted for $55 through November 30, 2011.     The Mini-Marathon, the nation’s largest half-marathon, and the Finish Line 500 …

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March 20, 2012

Deadline Approaching for the 2012 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health

Mon, 2011-11-21 07:39   Deadline for teachers to register fourth-grade students is December 1, 2011 INDIANAPOLIS (November 21, 2011) – The registration deadline for the ninth year of the 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500® Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health is December 1, 2011. So far, more than 20,000 students are signed up to …

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March 20, 2012

500 Festival Announces Indiana University Health as Presenting Sponsor of the 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500® Education Program

Fri, 2011-11-18 04:24 Program for Indiana fourth graders provides Academic Standards and Curriculum INDIANAPOLIS (November 18, 2011) – Indiana University Health, Indiana’s largest comprehensive health system, has become the presenting sponsor for the 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500 Education Program. IU Health is comprised of hospitals, physicians and allied services dedicated to providing preeminent care …

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March 19, 2012

500 Festival wins 25 awards from the International Festival & Events Association

Mon, 2011-10-10 12:55 Awards include IFEA World Festival & Event City and sweep of the ‘Best Event’ Category INDIANAPOLIS (October 10, 2011) – The 500 Festival announced today it earned 25 industry honors from the International Festival and Events Association (IFEA). Among the accolades, the 500 Festival helped secure for the City of Indianapolis the …

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March 19, 2012

500 Festival Seeks 33 New Ambassadors for the 2012 500 Festival Princess Program

Thu, 2011-09-29 12:36   INDIANAPOLIS (September 29, 2011) – Registration is now open for the 2012 500 Festival Princess Program. The application is available and may be submitted online via the 500 Festival’s website, www.500festival.com, now through Friday, January 6, 2012. Becoming a 500 Festival Princess is an experience of a lifetime. The 2012 Princesses …

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March 19, 2012

Mini-Marathon Post Race Party Entertainment to be Selected by Participants, General Public

Tue, 2011-09-27 12:32 INDIANAPOLIS (September 27, 2011) – In an effort to continue to enhance the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon experience, the 500 Festival is instituting an entertainment contest for the 2012 event. Starting now through October 28, participants and the general public will be able to nominate their favorite Hoosier-based band to perform at …

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March 19, 2012

2012 500 Festival Celebrates ‘A New REVolution’

Wed, 2011-09-21 10:32 INDIANAPOLIS (September 21, 2011) – Each year hundreds of thousands of people from around the world embrace the magical month of May in Indianapolis. For more than 50 years, the 500 Festival has captured the significance of the month of May to this community and race fans world-wide. During this time the 500 Festival’s nearly …

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March 19, 2012

500 Festival Elects New Officers, Adds Seven Civic Leaders to Board of Directors

Wed, 2011-09-07 20:06   INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 8, 2011) – The 500 Festival Board of Directors recently elected its 2011-2012 officers and welcomed seven new civic leaders to serve on its 33-member board. NEWLY-ELECTED OFFICERS *Chairman of the Board – Scott Thiems, Executive Vice President, Business & Community Banking, Regions Vice Chairman – Ted Dickman, Regional …

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March 19, 2012

IPL Renews Title Sponsorship of the 500 Festival Parade

Tue, 2011-09-06 08:54 IPL’s contributions to the parade span more than 50 years INDIANAPOLIS (September 6, 2011) – The 500 Festival announced today that Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) has renewed a multi-year agreement as title sponsor for the 500 Festival Parade. IPL has been a committed supporter of the 500 Festival Parade since …

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March 19, 2012

Registration for the 2012 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500® Education Program opens

Mon, 2011-08-22 20:39   Program for fourth graders provides Academic Standards and Curriculum INDIANAPOLIS (August 23, 2011) – Indiana’s fourth grade students will once again be able to learn more about the 500 Festival and the Indianapolis 500’s® place and importance in Indiana’s rich culture as the 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500® Education Program gears …

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