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The Big Ten Network: Bringing Big Ten Fans Together.

The 2018 BTN Big 10K will be held on August 12th, 2018 at Soldier Field.

The BTN Big 10K is an annual race celebrating the Big Ten Conference! 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 Fan Fest & Tailgate party!

This will be a Fan Fest you will never forget! Packed with mascots, cheerleaders, food, music, beer, interactive games, exciting prizes, BTN talent, former Big Ten player appearances and much more!

Race Start Times:

10K* | 7am
5K* | 8am

*Subject to change based upon final course approvals from the City of Chicago.

When & Where:

August 12, 2018
Soldier Field, Chicago, IL


This year’s BTN Big 10K is sure to be the best yet!

  • 2018 Location and Date to be announced soon!
  • Course showcasing the beautiful Chicago skyline at multiple spots on the 10k and 5k courses still lead you to a Fan Fest finish.
  • Large alumni tent space, more activities, more food, and more beer means shorter lines throughout this year’s Fan Fest!
  • New school-specific performance race shirts feature a brand new design for 2018.