July 28th - Chicago


Overall Top Five for 10K

Awards & cash prizes are presented to the top five male & female 10K finishers overall.

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $400
  • 3rd Place: $300
  • 4th Place: $200
  • 5th Place: $100

Big Ten Bonus Prize

  • 1st Big Ten Alumni: $500
  • 2nd Big Ten Alumni: $400
  • 3rd Big Ten Alumni: $300

The Big Ten Bonus Prize will be given to each of the first three male & female 10K finishers who are a current or former student at a Big Ten University*. It will be awarded in addition to any other winnings.

Overall Top Three for 5K

Awards & Fleet Feet Sports gift certificates are presented to the top three male & female 5K finishers overall.

  • 1st Place: $100 Fleet Feet Sports Gift Certificate
  • 2nd Place: $75 Fleet Feet Sports Gift Certificate
  • 3rd Place: $50 Fleet Feet Sports Gift Certificate

Age Group Awards for 10K & 5K

Awards will be mailed within 4-6 weeks of the race to the top 3 Male and Female: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over.

*In accordance with the NCAA, current collegiate athletes, athletes with remaining collegiate eligibility as well as all high school athletes, are not eligible to receive prize money.  It is the athlete’s responsibility to check with their institution’s compliance department to confirm any changes to NCAA rules that may make them eligible to receive prize money and/or awards.

Spirit Awards

BTN is looking for the most die-hard Big Ten fans. Use the #BTNBig10K hashtag to submit your favorite photos from the 2015 BTN Big 10K race and Tailgate. Here’s how to enter:

  • Step 1: Take your spirit photo with your smartphone
  • Step 2: Upload your photo to your public Twitter or Instagram page
  • Step 3: Tag your photo with the Hashtag #BTNBig10K

Winners will be announced during the week following the race. The prizes are:

  • Football Grand Prize : Two (2) Tickets to the 2015 Big Ten Football Championship Game
  • Basketball Grand Prize : Two (2) All-Session Passes to the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament
  • Runner-Up Prize : Two (2) Tickets to the 44th Annual Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon

Please click here for the complete official rules (PDF)