Saturday, July 22, 2017

btn big 10k quick guide

Disclaimer: I received entry for BTN Big 10k to review (and one package to give away) as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

BTN Big 10k is tomorrow! Who’s ready to have some fun? Here’s some last minute details for you to plan your day. You can also read my post from yesterday for more information. You can view the participant guide here.

10k start: 7am
5k start: 8am
Grant Park

Packet Pickup
Today is the last day to get your packet! There is NO RACE DAY PICKUP since the event is so large. Can’t make it? Send your friend with your bib confirmation email with a note how you give them permission to get your packet. You can go to Fleet Feet Old Town (1620 N Wells) from 10am–6pm.

Transportation information can be found here. Driving into the city and need parking? I highly recommend pre-paying for your parking spot, or you’ll be spending a lot more money if you wait to pay on race day. There’s a ton of spots in the Grant Park/Millennium Garages and you can buy online here.

Course Map

Runner Tracking
Sign up for runner tracking here. You can sign up to follow your runner from start to finish as they run for school pride! Live runner updates send you free notifications via Facebook, Twitter, or text as runners cross specific points on the course.

Results & Photos
There will be timing clocks at each mile marker along the USATF-certified course, as well as at the finish line. Results will be posted online within 24 hours after the race.

Photos are FREE! After the race, you’ll be emailed free pictures and videos of yourself at the race. Share it on Facebook, tweet it, or download/print it out. To make sure they are able to accurately tag your pictures, wear your bib on the front of your body and make sure it isn’t covered by clothing, race belts, etc.

Get ready to TAILGATE!
This year’s post-race Tailgate will be unforgettable for Big Ten fans! Celebrate the conference with mascots, cheerleaders, food, music, beer, tailgate games, exciting prizes, BTN talent, and former Big Ten player appearances—all with the beautiful Chicago skyline as a backdrop!

Fan Fest & Tailgate features:

  • Mascots and cheerleaders from Big Ten schools
  • Interactive football and tailgate games, hosted by Chicago Sport & Social Club
  • Post-race snacks and hydration from CLIF and nuun
  • A free sausage from Sausages by Amylu and beer provided by Revolution Brewing (21+ registrants only) for all registered participants
  • Additional drinks and grilled food for purchase
  • Recovery gear and race rehab services provided by Aligned Modern Health
  • Tons of great prizes, including Big Ten Football Championship tickets and contests hosted by MB Financial Bank
  • BTN on-air talent and former Big Ten player appearances
  • Photo opportunity with the Big Ten Championship trophy
New in 2017! All BTN Big 10k and 5k finishers will receive this awesome medal, complete with school-specific magnetic coin, to show your pride even after the race is over!

See you tomorrow!

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