The 2nd annual Ditka Dash 5k returns to, where else, Soldier Field on September 27th, 2014. All three waves of the inaugural Ditka Dash sold out in record time last year. Join thousands of runners and walkers at Soldier Field for fun, swag, and all things Ditka.
All participants receive 2 shirts, an official Ditka Dash finisher shirt and a race shirt, as well as a mustache and aviator sunglasses to look like Da Coach. Participants over 21 will also receive a free beer at the Miller Lite Mustache Bash after race party as well as coupons for a free Nancy’s Chicago stuffed pizza and a free Italian Beef from Al’s. There will also be awards for Best “Superfan” Costume, Largest Team, Beat Team Costume, and Most Outrageous Ditka-pede. View full details on all the race swag here.
Registration is $50 through the end of July and bumps up to $55 August 1st.
As the closest full-service hotel to our partners at Soldier Field, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is offering our blog readers a discounted rate of $179 on the night of September 26th for runners and spectators, a $50 discount from our Hyatt Daily Rate. Soldier Field is just 2.5 blocks and a pedway away from the hotel. Total walk time is 10-15 minutes, the perfect warm-up, so sleep in and don’t worry about traffic or parking on race day.
You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234