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Experience the Race

More than 25,000 fans flock to the IU campus in Bloomington, Indiana, each April to take part in IU’s storied tradition. And who can blame them? The excitement, the competition, the pageantry—Little 500 is an experience like no other.

Race day is only part of the excitement. Check the IUSF Events Calendar to gear up for Little 500 throughout the year. Relive all the Little 500 action by watching past races on the IUSF Little 500 YouTube channel.

Want to gear up for the competition before race day? The Cycling for Scholarships campaign is back this spring to raise critical funds for rider scholarships. The men's and women's teams who have the most donors by April 15 will wear the candy stripe jersey on race day, and the men's and women's teams with the most donors by April 22 will win a 2018 Little 500 bicycle. Donate to your team's Cycling for Scholarships page here

The Cause

Little 500 began in 1951 as a way to raise scholarship money for IU undergraduate students working their way through college. Since that first race, the IU Student Foundation has given more than $2 million to deserving undergrads.

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