The Indianapolis 500 Race and Indy 500 Festivities
The Running of the Indianapolis 500
Basic facts about the running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including how the race is run, where it takes place, a brief history of the race's beginnings, and traditions and ceremonies associated with the Indy 500.
Indy 500 Festival Defines the Month of May
One of the largest festivals in the nation, the Indy 500 Festival is a series of events that take place throughout the month of May in Indianapolis, leading up to the running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS).
Indianapolis 500 Festival and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Events Calendar
The Indianapolis 500 Festival officially begins Friday, May 1, and is packed with events and activities leading up to the running of the Indy 500 on race day, May 24. Following is a calendar of events from the balloon festival to the Indy 500 parade and everything in between, plus practices, qualifications, and more at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Indianapolis 500 Race Day, Festival Event , and Parade Tickets
Indianapolis 500 Festival and Race Day fun begins with the purchase of the tickets you’ll need for admission. Here, you’ll find all the connections you need to order tickets by phone, secure tickets via mail order, or purchase tickets online.
Indianapolis Mini-Marathon, Expo, and Post-Race Party
Runners will come from across the country and around the world to participate in the 2009 OneAmerica Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini-Marathon on Saturday, May 2. The largest half-marathon (13.1 miles) in the United States and the fifth largest running event in America, the Mini-Marathon was recognized in Runner's World as one of "A Half-Dozen Hot Halfs" in the world, based on runners' experiences.