BTN Communications, February 27, 2024

Registration is now open for the 2024 BTN Big 10K - the summer race bringing Big Ten fans together. The 13th annual BTN Big 10K and 5K returns to Soldier Field on Saturday, July 13, with school mascots, cheerleaders, and a massive post-race tailgate party.

New this year, fans and alumni of Oregon, UCLA, USC and Washington will have the opportunity to participate in both the 10K and 5K. Big Ten fans who cannot make it to Chicago can register for the virtual edition of this year's BTN Big 10K, which will take place from Saturday, July 13 to Saturday, July 20.

Registration starts at $50 for adults for the in-person 10K and $40 for the in-person 5K. For children 12 and under, registration starts at $25 for the in-person 5K. Virtual race registration is $40 for all runners. All participants, either in person or virtual, will receive a school-specific technical race shirt to represent their favorite Big Ten school as well as an official BTN Big 10K commemorative medal.

The top five male and female 10K finishers overall will receive a cash prize. In addition, there will be a Big Ten Bonus Prize for the top three male & female 10K finishers who are a current of former student at a Big Ten university.

Post-race festivities will include food and beverages, music, games, giveaways and photo opportunities with Big Ten mascots and cheerleaders. The Chicago-based Big Ten Alumni chapters will also be on hand to give away school-specific swag to their fans and alumni.

To register for the race and learn more about the event, visit