Thousands of college football fans are coming to Chicago for the BTN Big 10K race on Saturday, August 6, 2016. The races begin in Grant Park at 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Celebrating Big Ten spirit, the BTN Big 10K provides runners with their choice of a school-specific, race shirts so that alums and fans can run with pride on behalf of one of the 14 Big Ten Conference universities. Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber, who played college baseball at Indiana University, will be the BTN Big 10K's grand marshal. Special Olympics Chicago is the charitable partner for the 2016 BTN Big 10K.
After the races, football fans are invited to a football-themed tailgate party; featuring music, water slides, entertainment and complimentary food and drinks. Big Ten mascots and cheerleaders, and Big Ten Network personalities, will join in the football fun at events like a 40-yard-dash and field-goal kicking. The 2016 Big Ten football season begins September 1 with Oregon State at Minnesota in prime time on BTN. Vice President of Marketing for the BTN, Erin Harvego, and Kevin Magnuson from the Special Olympics Chicago joined ABC7 live from the Big 10K to share all the fun.
BTN Big 10K
Date: Saturday, August 6th
Hours: 7 a.m. to approx. 12:30 p.m.
Address: Grant Park
Admission: Races are 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.
Getting ready for football with a run