- 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K
- Road Race
WHAT WAS AWESOME ABOUT THIS RACE?
This race does have one of the best post-race parties around. They took up the entire south lot this year, which if you ask George Lucas. it is quite sizable. The downside was is that they felt like they could handle another 5,000 people which still made it feel crowded. They did fix the problems for the beer and the sausages for the most part, so that was nice. The chicken sausages they served were delicious and thanks to finding beer tickets I had my fair share of freshly poured Goose Island 312, 312 pale, and Green Line. Lots
of great giveaways ranging from popcorn from Garrett's (my favorite thing I think I received to be honest with you) and ice cream from a place that I can't remember off hand. It was good, it just wasn't frozen custard good. Each Big Ten school also had tents where they had more giveaways. Of course, BTN personalities, old players, and mascots appeared as well. The mascots were of course awesome because there were 10 or 11 of them and they were all interacting with each other. Add in cheerleaders from the other three or four schools awkwardly grinding up against them and you get yourself a good time in my book.
WHAT WASN'T AWESOME ABOUT THIS RACE?
It's honestly my favorite complaint: if you're doing what essentially is an out and back course, there's no excuse for trying to make miles at the end via weird turnarounds or switchbacks. This one had a switch back and even though it made for a cool finish, go up the extra half mile or whatever it was.
Check out the rest of my review: http://tkmarathonman.blogspot.com/2014/08/race-report-big-ten-network-big-10k.html