Da Race That Thinks It's a Party
On October 14, 2017 join thousands of runners and walkers at Soldier Field for the Ditka Dash presented by State Farm®. All participants will receive a proper mustache, aviator sunglasses, cold beer, an amazing finisher medal and a race shirt reminiscent of Da Coach’s fine wool sweater vest.
After the race, celebrate at the Miller Lite Mustache Bash with live music, cold beer and thousands of mustache-clad Ditkas.
Apr 18 - Apr 27
Apr 28 - Jun 08
Jun 09 - Aug 10
Aug 11 - Sep 28
Sep 29 - Oct 08
All registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
There are 3 options for picking up your race packet.
A photo ID and bib number are needed to pick up your race packet.
Thursday, October 12 (2:00pm - 8:00pm)
Friday, October 13 (12:00pm - 7:00pm)
On race day, be sure to allow enough time to check in (e.g., parking, gear check, etc.) before your start time. We recommend participants arrive at least 45 minutes before their wave time.
Wave 2 - 10:00am
After selling out in 2015 & 2016, the 2017 Ditka Dash is expected to sell out in record time. It is recommended you secure your preferred wave time as early as possible. Once a wave is sold out, we are unable to allow any additional registrations for that wave.
Parking & Transportation
All participants will receive the following swag with their entry.
Free Miller Lite*
*Participants 21 years of age and older will receive one (1) free beer with their entry. Additional beer will be available for purchase.
Go the extra mile to raise funds for Special Olympics Chicago. Their 5,000+ superstar athletes are just like you. They set goals, train, and celebrate accomplishments in a big way.
How It Works
The first step in any meaningful endeavor is the decision to start—the decision to make a difference in the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. You can do this!
The race will start on Waldron Drive next to Soldier Field. Please note the course does not go through the stadium.
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- Course Marshall
- Start line and finish line support
- Aid station support
- Gear check
- Course set up and tear down
- Packet Pick-Up
- Water station support