The 500 Festival As a nonprofit, community organization, our mission at the 500 Festival is to produce life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500 and foster a positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana. The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is the 500 Festival’s largest event with 30,000+ runners, joggers, walkers, and wheelchair participants from all 50 states and 15+ countries around the world each year. Participation in the Greatest Spectacle in Running supports the 500 Festival’s free youth health, fitness, and education events and programs, which reach more than 100,000 Indiana youth annually.
All Are Welcome!
As an organization providing multiple events and programs, many of which are free to attend and impact over 500,000 people annually, our mission to enrich lives and positively impact our community is wholly inclusive and applies to anyone.
Whether attending the AES 500 Festival Parade, participating in the Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day, running in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, or serving as a 500 Festival volunteer, the 500 Festival welcomes participation from everyone and we’re confident that our participants will continue to experience the Hoosier hospitality that we pride ourselves on.
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