Schedule of events

Thursday, July 11

Packet Pick-up – Roosevelt Collection – 150 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, July 12

Packet Pick-up – Roosevelt Collection – 150 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 13

Soldier Field, Chicago

5:30 a.m. – Site Open (Gear check opens)

6:00 a.m. – Start Corrals Open

7:00 a.m. – 10K start

7:00 a.m. – Post-Race Tailgate Begins

8:15 a.m. – 5K start

10:00 a.m. – Beer last call

10:30 a.m. – Gear Check closes

10:30 a.m. – Post-Race Tailgate ends / Site Closed

* Times subject to change.


Post-race tailgate

The BTN Big 10K Post-Race Tailgate is held near Soldier Field immediately following the finish of the 10K and 5K events from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Post-Race Tailgate features music, food and beverages, as well as fun tailgate inspired games like a football toss and corn hole. 

* You must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages at the Post-Race Tailgate.


Transportation & Parking

Waldron Parking Garage

Standard Parking manages the parking and on-site traffic operations at Soldier Field. Please visit for more information on race day parking.

Public transportation

Public transportation is strongly recommended for race day transportation to Soldier Field. Go to or to plan your route by train or bus. If you drive, allow sufficient time for traffic congestion and street closures in the area due to the race and other events happening at McCormick Place and around Soldier Field.