Little 500, Spring Series events to continue for now despite coronavirus threats

Little 500 riders race around track

Riders in the women’s Little 500 riders race round the first turn April 12, 2019, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The IU Student Foundation has not made a decision on whether or not Little 500 will take place. (MATT BEGALA)

No decisions or changes have been made to the Little 500 races, qualifications or any other Spring Series event as a result of the coronavirus, race director Andrea Balzano said.

Qualifications are still scheduled for March 28.

IU suspended in-person classes Tuesday for a two-week period following spring break to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Classes will take place online from March 23 through April 5.

In an email Tuesday, President Michael McRobbie strongly recommended organizers of events of 100 or more people to consider canceling or rescheduling.

The individual time trials April 1 and Miss N Out on April 4 could also be affected by the university’s decision.