BTN announces annual Big 10K will go virtual
The 2020 Big Ten Network Big 10K will have a virtual format this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The network released a statement regarding the event on Tuesday.
BTN announced on Tuesday that this year’s event will be going virtual, having fans participate from their hometowns due to the public health concern. This year will mark the ninth time the Big 10K has been held. It was previously scheduled to be run in Chicago on Sunday, July 26.
This is an exciting opportunity for the Big Ten community to join together and show support for this historic event,” said B1G Commissioner Kevin Warren. “I am truly looking forward to participating in my first BTN Big 10K this year and I hope that our tremendous alumni and fans will join me in an effort to stay healthy, support a charitable cause and represent their favorite Big Ten school. College sports have long offered a positive outlet to society, and while we all look forward to a day when that will be possible again, we know this race will bring our entire Big Ten family together with students, coaches, administrators, alumni and fans participating from around the globe.”
Registration for the event costs $20 and runners will receive a team-specific shirt, B1G branded running buff/headband, race bib and finisher’s certificate. Participants will also have access to a specific Spotify playlist, which will include fight songs from all 14 schools.