Annual Big Ten Network 10K race goes virtual due to COVID-19


Then-sophomore, now redshirt senior Kyle Mau runs in the Sam Bell Invitational on Sept. 30, 2017, at the IU cross-country course. Information on this year's virtual Big Ten Network Big 10K can be found on the Big Ten Network 10K website. IDS file photo

The Big Ten Network Big 10K, an annual event where runners support their favorite Big Ten university and raise money for charity, will be virtual, according to a release.

Racers are encouraged to participate in the race between July 26 and Aug. 1 and walk or run a 5K or 10K. The registration cost is $20 and each participant receives a Big Ten-themed headband, certificate, bib and school-specific shirts. There will be no gender or age-group awards because the times will all be self-reported.

The event will benefit ALIVE Rescue, a Chicagoland-area animal shelter, Special Olympics Chicago, a sports and athletic training competition for people with intellectual disabilities, and Feeding America, the country’s largest hunger-relief organization. 

Registration continues through July 10, and more information is on the Big Ten Network 10K website.

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