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The Biggest Race of the Summer Hits the Chicago Streets In Less Than Two Weeks

Registration is now open for the summer race that turns Chicago into a Big Ten tailgate party. The seventh annual BTN Big 10K and 5K takes place on Sunday, August 12th, and returns to the picturesque lakefront along Soldier Field.

The 10K will once again be followed by a Tailgate Party, which will include music, football-themed games and activities, such as cornhole, field-goal kicking and the 40-yard dash, as well as appearances by Big Ten mascots and cheerleaders.
Additionally, the tailgate party will include tents hosted by the Chicago Big Ten Alumni Associations along with food and beverage concessions. Each race finisher 21 and older will receive a free beer.

This year’s BTN Big10K charity partner is ALIVE Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in March 2008 in Chicago as a rescue and safe haven for animals. ALIVE Rescue works to save, rehabilitate and place abandoned, abused and stray animals. The organization takes in animals – particularly those that are hard to place — from shelters with high euthanasia rates in Chicago and the surrounding area and provides them with medical, behavioral and physical support.

Registration starts at $55 for adults for the 10K and $40 for the 5K. For children 12 and under, registration is $25 for the 5K. All who register will also receive a newly designed, school-specific technical race shirt. The race shirts are available in each of the 14 Big Ten school colors, as well as a general BTN Big 10K shirt.

Even though 415 Premier Apartments in Evanston, Illinois provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!

Event Time/Date:
Sunday, August 12, 2018 — 7:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Soldier Field
1410 South Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605

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