August 6th - Chicago View Participant Guide Register

Race Day Experience

Gear Check

Because carrying your stuff around is no fun.

If you have gear to check, please leave your bag with us at Gear Check. Lonely bags will be immediately removed from the premises and discarded. RAM Racing is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Gear Check will be available to all 5k and half marathon registrants at the race. All Gear Check bags must be 12" by 18" or smaller, please! Your race bib will have a tab at the top. Tear this off, as it's also your claim tab for Gear Check. Please attach it to your Gear Check bag, then hand the bag over at the Gear Check tent. Small zip ties work best for securing Gear Check bags, so look for one in your goodie bag.

GEAR CHECK 5:30am-10:30am

Post Race Party

This year’s Fan Fest 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

Download Post Race Party Map