April 10, 2019

What to know on parking, road disruptions for busy weekend on Purdue campus

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s campus will be bustling with activities Saturday (April 13), and that means a lot of traffic and parking guidelines for events.

One of the big events will be the 12th annual Purdue Challenge 5K run/walk to support cancer research at the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. near Ross-Ade Stadium, and there will be some early lane restrictions, said Purdue police Sgt. Nick Crosby. Cherry Lane will be closed from around 8:20 a.m. to around 8:50 a.m. Motorists can also expect delays on Lindberg Road as runners cross over to the Celery Bog and cross back again at Lindberg and Northwestern Avenue. One southbound lane of Northwestern Avenue will be closed from Lindberg Road to Cherry Lane during the Challenge 5K. More information on the Challenge 5K is available here.

The 62nd Purdue Grand Prix also will take place Saturday. Because there are numerous other sporting events taking place, including softball, baseball, tennis and golf, there will be no parking for Grand Prix attendees at or around the Northwest Athletic Complex. Those attending the race are asked to park in the Discovery lot at Nimitz Drive and Gates Road, just off the roundabout there. There will be shuttles taking people to and from the Grand Prix track. More information on the Grand Prix is available here.

Fans attending the baseball and softball games will have parking available at the Northwest Athletic Complex.

Aviation Day also will be Saturday at Purdue University Airport, and motorists will be directed where to park at the airport.

The Pandemonium concert also will take place Saturday evening at Slayter Hill. 

Media Contact: Jim Bush, 765-494-2077, jsbush@purdue.edu 

Source: Nick Crosby, 765-494-8221, nacrosby@purdue.edu

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