Newsroom

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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Press Releases    500 Festival Blogs    Photos & Video

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Media Contact

Lindsay Labas, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
317.614.6141 | llabas@500festival.com

 

Media Credentials

There’s nothing quite like the Month of May in Indianapolis! We hope can join us at our events and programs.

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.

Credential Guidelines

  1. A media credential does not mean “all access.” Pay close attention to your credential and the instructions provided with them.
  2. Due to existing contractual agreements, there are restrictions on live broadcasts of some 500 Festival events.
  3. Photos may not be sold or used for advertorial purposes.
  4. Media credentials do not permit access on the running course or into athlete start and finish areas.
  5. Credential pick-up, event schedules, and further details will be sent out at least one week before each event.
  6. The 500 Festival holds the right to approve, deny or revoke any and all assigned credentials.
  7. Credentials are assigned per person, and should not be transferred to another media member or non-media persons, or they will be revoked.
  8. Freelance journalists may be asked to submit a printed copy or tape of their most recent coverage.
  9. Media must wear their credentials and carry valid photo identification when covering 500 Festival events.
  10. 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.

Press Releases

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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