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George Vlahakis
IU Communications

Last modified: Monday, April 9, 2012

Little 500 credentials form and information


Editors and reporters: Media credentials and infield passes are required for the following 2013 Little 500 events: the Women's Little 500 Bicycle Race (4 p.m. Friday, April 19), the Men's Little 500 Bicycle Race (2 p.m. Saturday, April 20) and the Little Fifty relay race (at 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14). 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 and return it to George Vlahakis at IU Communications. You can do so by emailing a completed version of the attached form to; faxing it to 812-856-4265; or mailing it to IU Communications, 530 E. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 201, Bloomington, IN 47408-4003.

The deadline for credential requests is noon Friday, April 19. 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 -- at the corner of Kirkwood and Indiana avenues in Carmichael Center, Suite 201 -- until noon April 19.

After noon April 19, credentials will be available at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Please call George Vlahakis at 812-345-1500 if you need to pick up credentials at the track and after the race begins.

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.

Photography: 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.



Organization: ___________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________

Phone and email: __________________________ Fax: ______________________

Number of credentials needed:

Men's race: ____________ Women's race: __________ Little Fifty: _________

Names and job titles or assignments of those attending from your organization:




Your signature: _________________________________

Your title: ______________________________________