Ditka Dash - November 30th, 2013 - Soldier Field in Chicago Ditka Dash - November 30th, 2013 - Soldier Field in Chicago

Join thousands of runners and walkers at Soldier Field for the Ditka Dash 5K presented by State Farm®! All participants will receive an awesome mustache, aviator sunglasses, and a shirt just like Da Coach used to wear!

After the run, celebrate at the Miller Lite Post Race Mustache Bash with live music, cold beer, and thousands of mustache clad Ditkas!


Saturday, November 30, 2013

Time and Location

Start Time: 9:00am
Start Location: Soldier Field

Packet Pick-up

Race day Packet Pick-Up will not be available. Each participant is required to pick up their race packet at Packet Pick-Up. A third party may pick up your race packet with a copy of your photo ID.

A photo ID and bib number are needed to pick up your race packet.

Soldier Field - United Club
1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

Dates & Times
Tuesday, November 26 – 4:00pm-8:00pm
Wednesday, November 27 – 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday, November 29 - 10:00am-8:00pm

Discounted parking will be available at Packet Pick-Up for $10.00.
11/26 & 11/27 - Waldron Garage
11/29 - South Lot

To view lot locations, please visit: http://www.soldierfieldparking.com/map.php.


Join the official Movember Ditka Dash Team.

Movember is the month formerly known as November, where men and women across the globe join together to raise awareness and funds for men’s health. Mo Bros grow a mustache and Mo Sistas support them for the month as they becoming walking, talking billboards. Movember supports world-class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer.


Wave Start

Waves of 2,000 participants will start every hour. Participants are responsible for knowing their wave time and check-in instructions.

  • 9:00am - SOLD OUT
  • 10:00am - SOLD OUT
  • 11:00am - SOLD OUT
  • 12:00pm - SOLD OUT
  • 1:00pm - SOLD OUT

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.

Course Length

5K (3.1 miles)

The race start will start on Waldron Drive next to Soldier Field.

Please note, the course does not go through the stadium.

Course Map

Miller Lite Mustache Bash

Celebrate at the Miller Lite Post Race Mustache Bash with live music, cold beer, and thousands of mustache clad Ditkas!


The Ditka Dash 5K presented by State Farm® is a self-timed event. Timing clocks displaying real time will be provided at the start line and finish line to allow each participant to keep track of their time.


Awards will be presented to the following categories:

  • Largest group of Ditkas
  • Best "Superfan" Ditka Dash costume
  • Best real mustache


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Ditka Dash 5K presented by State Farm®. Volunteers are needed to assist with every aspect of the race, including:

  • Course Marshal
  • Start line and finish line support
  • Aid station support
  • Gear Check
  • Course set up and tear down
  • Packet Pick-Up
  • Water station support
  • Clean up

For more information, please contact us at info@ditkadash.com.

Gear Check

Gear check will be available at the race site.

Race Day Parking and Transportation

All participants are strongly encouraged to carpool or use public transportation to Soldier Field. If you drive, please allow sufficient time for heavy traffic and street closures due to the race.

Soldier Field Parking
Parking will be available in the North Garage, South Lot, and Waldron Garage for $20. Payment is required as you enter. Click here for a parking map. For more information, please visit www.soliderfieldparking.com.

Public Transportation
The RTA Travel Information Center provides scheduling information for all CTA, Metra and PACE services. For information, please call (312) 836-7000 or visit www.rtachicago.com.

Taxi | Drop-Off Locations
All taxis and vehicles dropping off participants will be directed by traffic officials to the main Museum Campus visitor entrance on McFetridge Drive or at the18th Street Metra drop off. Vehicles should exit Lake Shore Drive at McFetridge Drive or 18th Street then proceed to the drop off point.

Weather Policy

The Ditka Dash 5K presented by State Farm® will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we reserve the right to delay, postpone or cancel the event. All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.