10K Race | 7am start
5K Race | 8:15am start
The Big Ten Network: Bringing Big Ten Fans Together.
Don't miss the BTN Big 10K event in Chicago on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Dress up in your favorite school colors and compete for your Big Ten team in the 10K race or 5K run/walk. Afterward, kick-off the college football season in style with thousands of Big Ten fans at the ultimate post-race FanFest & Tailgate party! Register early, the 2012 event sold out in only 64 days!
This will be a FanFest you will never forget! Packed with food, music, beer, interactive games, exciting prizes, photo opportunities with the Big Ten Championship trophy, BTN talent, former Big Ten player appearances and much more!
(through 11:59pm, 7/19/2013)
(Beginning 7/20/2013 if 10K has not sold out)
$35 (through 11:59pm, 7/19/2013)
(Beginning 7/20/2013 if 5K has not sold out)
5K Race (participants 12 and under)
All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
Participant bib numbers may not be exchanged with or transferred/sold to another person. Sale, trade and/or transfer of race entry/bib number is strictly prohibited and may result in the disqualification of and/or banning offenders from participating at future events.
- School-specific performance race shirt
- Representation of mascots and cheerleaders from Big Ten schools
- Football-themed race course
- One complimentary beer for all race participants 21 and over
- Water slides on-course and at the FanFest
- Race will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network, post-event
To ensure everyone’s safe enjoyment of these events, please adhere to the following: no dogs, bicycles, strollers, baby joggers, roller skates, in-line skates or unauthorized wheeled vehicles will be permitted on the 10K course. Click here to review the event rules.
Jogging strollers are permitted on the 5K course only. Anyone running with a jogging stroller must line-up in the back to avoid any interference with other runners on the course.
Waiver and Release
In consideration of my participation in the BTN Big 10K, 5K, Fan Fest Tailgate and/or any pre-or post-Event activities (collectively, the “Event”), I, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors and assigns, waive any and all rights, claims and causes of action I have or may have against any Race Organizer that may arise as a result of my participation in the Event. For these purposes, a "Race Organizer" is any one or more of the following: Big Ten Network LLC, Fleet Feet Sports, DLZimco Inc. d/b/a Fleet Feet Sports – Chicago, Chicago Running Company, SCC/Special Olympics Chicago, Stadium Management Group (SMG), the Chicago Park District, Illinois Sports Authority, Chicago Public Building Commission, the City of Chicago, Lakeshore Athletic Services, and their affiliates; all governmental agencies representing the territory in which the Event will be held; all sponsors, agents, vendors, and contractors of or for the Event, including but not limited to official event photographer.; medical service providers; and the officers, directors, employees, representatives, successors and assigns of each of the foregoing. By signing below, I acknowledge my understanding that my participation in the Event involves rigorous physical activity and that it potentially may be hazardous. I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the Event and that, if appropriate, my physical fitness to participate in the Event has been verified by a licensed medical doctor. I expressly assume all known and unknown risks associated with the Event, including but not limited to: loss of or damage to my property; injury (including death); accidents; the effects of weather; and terrain conditions that may vary widely, and that may include uneven and/or slippery surfaces, spectators, participants, and natural and manmade obstacles (including without limitation, vehicles, security barriers, signs, cables, mats, and debris on the course). I hereby agree to indemnify all Race Organizers for all claims and losses (including attorney's fees and court costs), which may be brought against any one or more of them by anyone claiming to have been injured or otherwise to have suffered loss or damage as a result of my participation in the Event. I further grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to store, use and/or reproduce my image or likeness by any audio and/or visual recording technique (including electronic/digital) now in existence or hereafter invented, for any legitimate purpose, including commercial sales and marketing purposes. Finally, I acknowledge and agree that my bib number, full name, complete mailing address, and email address can and will be provided to official event photographer, for the purpose of identifying and contacting me to market and sell photographs from the Event.