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Chris Pine Tops List of Indy Month-of-May Celebs Announced Today

Pine is the latest addition to a 2016 roster of Indy 500 celebrities that so far includes Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, and homegrown Voice champ Josh Kaufman.

500 Festival Princess
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Behind the Scenes with a 500 Festival Princess

“The princesses have an unofficial motto: ‘Don’t sleep until the Month of May is over,’” DeWitt says. “But it’s totally worth it.”

JW Marriott
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JW Marriott Facade to Feature Giant Indy 500 Graphic

The graphic will cover 74,538 square feet and include images of the Borg-Warner Trophy, an Indy car, the 100th Running logo, and the words, “Epic Race. Epic Place.”

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Pro Tips for Mini Training from Matt Ebersole

Running the Mini this year? Prep starts now. Here, the owner of Personal Best Training shares his tips.

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Photos: 2015 Snakepit Ball

On Saturday night, celebrities and athletes walked the red carpet on their way into the 2015 Indianapolis 500 Festival Snakepit Ball, the annual pre–Indianapolis 500 fundraiser at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indy.

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Everybody Loves a 500 Festival Parade Photo Gallery!

Saturday in downtown Indianapolis, the 500 Festival Parade featured floats, fans, celebrities, and plenty of excitement as the city gets in the mood for the 2015 Indianapolis 500. Notables in attendance included Pacers Paul George and Frank Vogel, Indy 500 drivers Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon, and former Colt and restaurateur Gary Brackett.  

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John Green Among Celebrities Announced for Snakepit Ball

‘Tis the season for month-of-May celebrity announcements in Indianapolis, and the latest comes from the organizers of the 2015 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball.

Paul George
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Celebrity Roster Announced for 500 Festival Parade

Spectators can expect to see a lot of familiar faces, according to a list of celebrities and notables released this morning.

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Indy Mini Photos: Another Great Spectacle in Racing

There’s a lot more to the Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini-Marathon than running.

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Last-Minute Mini-Marathon Advice from Frank Shorter

If you can carry on a conversation while you’re running along, you’re not going too hard.

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Pat McAfee on Being a Hoosier in May

“I love Indiana,” said McAfee. “It’s my home. I stay here year round and will always stay here.”

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Photos: 500 Festival Month of May ‘Kickoff’ on Monument Circle

IM staff photographer Tony Valainis was on hand to capture the moments.

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Photos: Celebrities Pick Indy 500 Favorites

“It is so nice to have a virgin experience at this stage in my life,” says Michael Feinstein. “And so I will be coming with great expectations but no attachment to any particular driver.”

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Photos: 500 Festival Parade 2014

Only by winning a major (non-athletic) contest does one force Andrew Luck to play second fiddle during this parade, but Josh Kaufman did just that.

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Memorial Service on Circle Lends Perspective to Weekend Partying

The ceremony was particularly close to the heart of one attendee, Indianapolis native Cammie Doyle. Her brother, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jeremy Doyle, died in 2005 while deployed in Iraq.