#500atHome

From Virtual Community Day all the way through Virtual Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge Race Day and the NBC presentation: "Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again," here are several exciting #500atHome and community-related activities and links you can use all week long leading up virtual Indy 500 Race Day. Continue to check back as more links and activities will be added.

Indy 500 At Home Guide
Our friends at Visit Indy have compiled the ultimate Indy 500 at Home guide that will help you safely celebrate the event that defines our city and support local businesses at the same time. This guide includes restaurants and businesses joining the #500atHome fun, as well as how to get the best track gear, decor and entertainment to rev up your #500atHome weekend.

Indy 500 At Home Guide

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500 Festival Education
Each year, the 500 Festival teaches young Hoosiers about the rich history and traditions of the Indianapolis 500. In place of study trips to IMS and Mobile Study Trips, this free Distance Learning Guide immerses students in the Indy 500 through several activities, including a virtual IMS field trip, an IMS Museum workbook, virtual story time with 500 Festival Princesses, coloring contests and so much more that explore the "500's" important place in Indiana's history and culture.

Distance Learning Guide

IMS Museum Education
The IMS Museum has provided educational tools for race fans to participate in this May. These engaging crafting tutorials allow race fans to learn the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by creating items at home that represent the history of the 111-year-old facility. Plus, the IMS Museum regularly makes guides, lesson plans, worksheets, activity sheets and more available on its education page.

Craft with the IMS Museum Supported by Group1001     IMS Museum Education

Kids Activities Packet
Staying true to the educational theme of Community Day, enjoy this downloadable IMS Kids Activities Packet that includes crosswords, math problems, coloring pages and more that teach young race fans about the Indianapolis 500 in a fun, resourceful way.

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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis At Home
Fill that Children's Museum void by downloading this racing activities bundle from the Children's Museum of Indianapolis for race fans of all ages! From interactive videos with 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan to educational activities that teach kids about the technical aspect of Indy cars, these at-home activities will make you feel like you're at the Sports Legends Experience.

Racing Activity Bundle

Welcome Race Fans
“Welcome Race Fans” artwork is a cultural centerpiece of the Month of May that connects local race fans that travel from around the world to see “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” This tradition, in conjunction with the Arts Council of Indianapolis, will continue this summer to celebrate the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard and the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Check back Wednesday, May 20 for an exclusive sneak peek! While you wait, take a look back at past Welcome Race Fans artwork.

Past WRF Art     WRF 2020

Winners Drink Milk Activities
It wouldn't be a virtual #500atHome race weekend without a little milk! American Dairy Association Indiana, who provides each Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winner with celebratory milk in Victory Circle, is ensuring race fans get their daily dose of milk with family resources such as educational videos, kids activities, food and drink recipes and much more! Plus, they've compiled a STEM curriculum to teach kids about how farmers across the nation bring their farms to life.

Family Resources     STEM Curriculum

#BackOnTrack Downloads
Make sure to download your #BackOnTrack digital pack that includes several graphics you can use to share supportive messages thanking those on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight and emphasize what we can do to help our community get #BackOnTrack.

#BackOnTrack Digital Pack

One Drive To Get Back On Track Auction 
This may, INDYCAR is uniting its teams, drivers, partners and promoters to support those in need and deliver some inspiration along the way with the One Drive To Get #BackOnTrack charity auction. Check out one-of-a-kind opportunities up for bid and support the American Red Cross, All Clear Foundation and Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.

Bid and Support

Zoom Backgrounds
The next time you hold a video conferencing call, whether its for work or to safely catch up with friends, rev up your view with Indianapolis 500 virtual backgrounds. These backgrounds will give your virtual conference the ultimate pit stop, and they’re perfect to have on hand for the many video conferencing events happening during #500atHome.

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