Children's TherAplay #Horsepower500

Tickets  |  Sponsors   |  Drivers  |  Schedule  |  Volunteers  |  Media Why your support matters

Be part of the excitement as your favorite IndyCar drivers face off
in an adaptive tricycle race to raise funds and awareness for equine-assisted
physical and occupational therapies at Children's TherAplay.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Children's TherAplay
Festivities begin at 3:00 p.m.

Buy Tickets

$20 adults | $10 children age 12 and under | Ages 2 and under free

Pssst! In case you missed last year's event, the #Horsepower500 is kind of a big deal.

Pictured: Indy 500 drivers Conor Daly and James Hinchcliffe sprint for the finish line
in the inaugural #Horsepower500. Photo courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Check out what's included with your ticket!

Autographs with the IndyCar drivers Top-notch views of the race
HUGE smiles as these world-class athletes buddy up with their kiddo teammates
Exclusive 2017 #Horsepower500 t-shirt Real IndyCars to explore ★
Valet parking ★ Race-themed face painting
Indy 500 princesses ★
Tasty snacks and sno-cones ★ Lots of laughs and plenty to cheer about

In addition, media and sponsors will enjoy...

★ Hippotherapy demonstration with our kiddos, therapists, and trusty steeds
Private media tour, which includes the brand-new Meyers Family Stables

★ Getting up close and personal with the IndyCar drivers

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Pictured: Kiddo Jack can hardly believe his eyes (and hands) - a real racecar!

Start your engines!

Plan to buy your tickets early. Last year's event sold out and this year's will too!

Buy Tickets

$20 adults | $10 children age 12 and under | Ages 2 and under free

Children's TherAplay families past and present will be able to purchase
advance tickets for their immediate family (parents and children only, please)
at half price through Tuesday, April 25. Stay tuned for details. 

Not able to make it this year? You can still help! Donate here.

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Pictured, left to right: Conor Daly with teammate, kiddo Nolan (Team Gideon),
kiddo Catalina with teammate Pippa Mann (Team FairyTale), kiddo Grover with
Spencer Pigot and Grover's brother Oliver (Team Mikey).

Will my favorite Indy 500 driver be there?

There's a strong possibility! Here's the thing: The drivers are all very excited but
their schedules are not their own. Many of them won't know until early May
whether or not they're able to participate.

Here's the current driver line-up, with more being added every week

Alexander Rossi ★ Scott Dixon ★James Hinchcliffe ★ Conor Daly ★ Pippa Mann ★ Mikhail Aleshin ★ Spencer Pigot ★ Santiago Urrutia ★ Stefan Wilson

Teams are announced each week on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Who came out to play in 2016?

Charlie Kimball, Indy 500                Pippa Mann, Indy 500
Conor Daly, Indy 500                       Santiago Urrutia, IndyLights
James Hinchcliffe, Indy 500             Scott Dixon, Indy 500 (1st place)
Katie Hargitt, NBC Sports               Spencer Pigot, Indy 500 (2nd place)
Kevin Lee, NBC Sports                    Scott Hargrove, IndyLights (3rd place)
Neil Alberico, IndyLights                Stefan Wilson, Indy 500

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Pictured: Indy 500 driver Charlie Kimball makes tracks for the end of the speedway.

Meet the 2017 #Horsepower500 teams!

Be among the first to know! Check our Facebook and Instagram pages for the announcement of a new team each week.

The drivers came and so did the media

This two-minute 2016 #Horsepower500 video from RTV 6 features plenty of racing action plus interviews with Indy 500 drivers Scott Dixon and James Hinchcliffe.

NBC Sports article featuring photos and tweets from drivers including Charlie Kimball, Pippa Mann, and Spencer Pigot.

Online scrapbook: Take a look behind the scenes to find out why an IndyCar driver gave his trophy to a child, which parent jumped into the race to help out a driver, and which moment absolutely took our breath away. 
More 2016 media:  Fox 59  |  |  WTHR 13  |  Yahoo! News  | Indianapolis Motor Speedway  |   Current in Carmel (preview)
Media contact: Marketing Program Manager, Shannon Wade
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Pictured: NBC Sports reporter (and former driver!) Katie Hargitt with the Indy 500 princesses. 

Get involved!

  • Sponsors enjoy exclusive benefits and helping make more than 500 treatments possible each month at Children's TherAplay. Contact Executive Director Hillary McCarley about the sponsorship package that's perfect for you.

  • Volunteers will help make it a great day by pitching in with set-up and tear-down, manning activity booths, selling t-shirts, and more. Contact Breinne at (317) 872-4166 x3100 or for more details.

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Meet the 2016 Winners

  • First place (pictured above): Indy 500 driver Scott Dixon, kiddo Garrett, and facility service dog Dorian
  • Second place: Indy 500 driver Spencer Pigot, kiddo Grover, and therapy horse Mikey
  • Third place: IndyLights driver Scott Hargrove, kiddo Sean, and therapy horse Padre

Check out the 2016 stable of drivers.


Your support matters

Each physical or occupational therapy treatment costs Children’s TherAplay
$225 but the average insurance reimbursement is only $92.

Your support at events like #Horsepower500 helps close that gap, ensuring children with special needs
will continue to have access to these life-changing therapies

And the fans go wild!

We could never thank all of you enough for the once-in-a-lifetime experience Parker [pictured above] had at the #Horsepower500.

Our once shy, reserved, self-conscious boy was on top of the world, and exclaimed, "I want to play 'race day' EVERY YEAR!" Mr. Charlie, as Parker called him, was like an old friend, and one of the warmest, most genuine people we could ever have the privilege of meeting. Thank you again!! 

— Jenny, Parker’s mother

Line-up of events

  • 2:45 p.m. Complimentary valet parking begins
  • 3:00 p.m. Family pit stop activities, food stations, and racecar interaction (open until 5:30 p.m.)
  • 3:30 p.m. Gather in our indoor arena speedway for team introductions and rules of the road
  • 3:35 p.m. Racing heats begin
  • 3:50 p.m. Final competition
  • 4:00 p.m. Awards ceremony
  • 4:05 – 4:55 p.m. Drivers autograph hero cards and #Horsepower500 t-shirts
  • 5:30 p.m. Last call for valet parking

With special thanks to


2016 Media Coverage

Feature videos, photo spreads, talk show interviews, and more


#Horsepower500 Terms and Conditions


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