THE RACE IS NOT UNTIL AUGUST 11 BUT MAKING PLANS NOW CAN SAVE MONEY AND HELP SECURE A PLACE TO STAY. By registering early as an individual there’s sufficient time to recruit other family members and friends to join the annual rivalry and obtain discounted hotel room pricing.
Summer is a busy time in the out-of-doors Chicago. Lollapaloosa, a music festival held in Grant Park that features numerous top name and up and coming entertainers, will run August 1-4 this year, the week before the race. The Air and Water Show, another popular summer festival, is scheduled from August 17-18, the weekend after the race. There are enough museums and city attractions to tour and experience that some may consider staying more days than just the race weekend. Best to reserve accommodations early especially if cost is a concern.
The B1G 10 BTN 5K race was recently cited by BibRave Best 100 Races in America, being voted #1 in the 5K category in 2018. The event is unique; fans of all the Conference universities are invited to show school spirit and challenge fans of rival schools to best each other’s turnout and results. I ran the first race, skipped the next 6 years, and came back to register for and walk “in spirit” last summer. Perhaps this summer I can participate in person again! The 5K is promoted as a run/walk. Additional details about walking are not yet provided on the registration and home pages.
For those whose university affiliations or sentiments have a home in the B1G 10, this event could be an attractive way to generate excitement for a reunion. Are there other all-conference events like this one? Earned Runs would love to highlight it.
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A previous Earned Runs post featured this event in 2018.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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