BTN Big10K – 8/6/16

BTN Big10K (8/6)

There were over 15,000 runners and spectators at the annual BTN Big 10K on Saturday, which was held at Grant Park in Chicago. The race, which is hosted to kick off the college football season, represented the 14 Big 10 schools in the United States, and each school had a different shirt and medal to give to its fans. There was both a 10K and 5K distance, both of which looped around by Grant Park, headed towards Museum Campus and along the lakefront.

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Holly's running career began in high school; after being bummed about not making the volleyball team her sophomore year, she decided to join some of her middle school friends on the cross country team. She also did track in the fall, where the 1600 m race was her niche. Since then, she has run several shorter distance races and two half marathons. Her goal for 2017 is to try a triathlon, and eventually do the Chicago Marathon. She graduated from Illinois State University in May 2016 with a degree in journalism. Working at Chicago Athlete, Holly has been able to explore photography a lot more, which is one of her main hobbies. She enjoys taking photos at endurance races, and is also passionate about nature photography and portraiture.