Editors and reporters
Media credentials and infield passes are required for the following 2017 Little 500 events: the Women's Little 500 Bicycle Race (4 p.m. Friday, April 21) and the Men's Little 500 Bicycle Race (2 p.m. Saturday, April 22).
Credentials and infield passes will be issued only to working members of the media. Please fill out the attached form for your newspaper, magazine, Internet news site, radio station or television station. List, if possible, the names and assignments of those who will use the passes.
Applying for credentials
To secure credentials, complete the form below and return it to George Vlahakis at IU Communications. You can do so by emailing a completed version to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing it to IU Communications, 517 E. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 200, Bloomington, IN 47405.
The deadline for credential requests is noon Thursday, April 21. We reserve the right to limit the number of passes issued to any one organization. Call 812-855-0846 during normal business hours or 812-345-1500 on race days if you have questions or need to request credentials after the deadline.
Every effort will be made to mail media credentials to those who request them early. Otherwise, they can be picked up at IU Communications -- on the second floor of the Von Lee Building -- until noon April 21. After noon April 21, credentials will be available at the VIP ticket tent at Bill Armstrong Stadium.
Parking for media
Special arrangements have been made for marked television vehicles -- particularly live satellite trucks -- to use the parking lot of St. Paul's Catholic Center, 1413 E. 17th St. This parking will provide easy access to the facility for live news broadcasts. All other media will need to use public parking lots across from Armstrong Stadium on Fee Lane. There is no charge for parking.
Media credentials will provide photographers with extensive access to the track, including the infield. For their safety and the safety of those participating, all infield spectators, including the media, will need to stay within the safety line located 10 feet in from the edge of the track, except during the photo lap as guided by track officials. In most cases, still photographers and reporters will not be permitted to cross the track during the race to enter or exit the infield. No one will be given access to scaffolding and towers.
Only those who have submitted written requests will receive credentials. Please be prepared to show identification when you pick up the passes.