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Schedule of events

Thursday, July 13

1 p.m. to 8 p.m. - 1108 S. Delano Court

Friday, July 14

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - 1108 S. Delano Court

Saturday, July 15

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.


Packet Pick-up

Participant Packet Pick-up will take place Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14. If you cannot pick up your packet in person, a friend, family member or co-worker can pick up your packet for you by presenting a copy of your packet pick-up ticket email.

Thursday, July 13

1 p.m to 8 p.m.

Friday, July 14

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


1108 S. Delano Court Rd Chicago, Illinois 60605

Please note, participant materials will not be available for race day pick up. 


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. 

Participants will receive a Vienna Beef hot dog at the Post-Race Tailgate. Participants 21 and older will receive a complimentary Bell’s Brewery beer.

* 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.