Slow and steady will steal the racing spotlight as the Indianapolis Zoo hosts Zoopolis 500 presented by the American Dairy Association Indiana on Aug. 19. A beloved Zoo tradition for more than 40 years, the \u201cGreatest Spectacle in Tortoise Racing\u201d has been rescheduled to coincide with this year\u2019s August running of the Indianapolis 500. \u00a0 Race-day activities begin at 10am at the Entry Plaza where\u00a0guests can meet 500 Festival princesses. Additional pre-race festivities take place near the Arena, where visitors can meet snake ambassadors at the Snake Pit and enjoy complimentary milk chugs from DairyPure and TruMoo (while supplies last). Race fans can enjoy Zoopolis 500 analysis beginning at 11:15am with emcee and IndyCar expert Mike King alongside the Zoo\u2019s tortoise experts.\u00a0The \u201cracing\u201d radiated tortoises and their animal care team\u00a0will then take center stage for a parade lap, joined by the\u00a0500 Festival princesses and American Dairy Association mascot, Buttercup. The green flag drops at 11:30am for the feature race, and guests can cheer on their favorite tortoise as they \u201cspeed\u201d toward the finish line where a tray of delicious fruits awaits. In the winner\u2019s circle, the pit crew will enjoy cold bottles of milk provided by the American Dairy Association Indiana. Following the race, guests are invited to\u00a0meet the winning tortoise and pit crew \u2014 animal care staff who can answer turtle-related questions. Later in the day, visitors can stop by Deserts for a special tortoise chat and to learn more about the Zoo\u2019s efforts to help these critically endangered animals in Madagascar. One of the Zoo\u2019s longest running traditions, Zoopolis 500 activities are free for Zoo members and included with regular admission.\u00a0Guests can review health and safety guidelines as well as reserve timed-entry tickets in advance at IndianapolisZoo.com.