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July 13, 2024

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. – Gear check opens

7:00 a.m. – 10K race start

7:00 a.m. – Post-Race Tailgate starts

8:15 a.m. – 5K race start

11:00 a.m. – Last call for beer

11:30 a.m. – Gear check closes

11:30 a.m. – Post-Race Tailgate ends

* 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 11:30 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.