Media advisory for press covering Little 500 events April 20 and 21

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Riders race around the track during the 2017 men's Little 500. Photo by Eric Rudd, IU Communications

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University, the IU Student Foundation and riders from 65 teams will continue one of the most storied traditions in competitive cycling April 20 and 21 as the Little 500 takes place at Bill Armstrong Stadium on the Bloomington campus.

Details for reporters covering the events

All press credentials must be requested by noon Tuesday, April 17. Credentials and infield passes will be issued only to working members of the media.

Women's race

  • What: 31st running of the women's Little 500. The women will race 100 laps (25 miles) on a quarter-mile cinder track.
  • Who: Teams of female riders, who are all full-time students at IU Bloomington. Delta Gamma is the top female qualifier.
  • When: 4 p.m. Friday, April 20.
  • Where: Bill Armstrong Stadium, 1606 N. Fee Lane, Bloomington
  • Parking: Limited parking (with a Media Race Day Parking Pass) is available for satellite trucks at St. Paul Catholic Center, 1413 E. 17th St., Bloomington.

Men's race

  • What: 68th running of the men's Little 500. The men will race 200 laps (50 miles) on a quarter-mile cinder track.
  • Who: Teams of male riders, who are all full-time students at IU Bloomington. The Cutters are the top male qualifier.
  • When: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21.
  • Where: Bill Armstrong Stadium, 1606 N. Fee Lane, Bloomington
  • Parking: Limited parking (with a Media Race Day Parking Pass) is available for satellite trucks at St. Paul Catholic Center, 1413 E. 17th St., Bloomington.

Media Contact

Amanda Roach

IU Communications

Phone: 812-856-3717

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Email: ajr1@iu.edu

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