Big Ten Hoops Day 5K Returns for Third Year

Feb. 14, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS – The third annual Big Ten Hoops Day 5K is set to return to Indianapolis as part of the 2011 Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments. The run/walk is scheduled for Sunday, March 13, at 11 a.m. ET and leads up to the excitement of the men’s championship game. Registration for the Big Ten Hoops Day 5K is $20 if you sign up in advance at or $25 on-site.

Participants are encouraged to display their favorite Big Ten university’s colors with t-shirts, face paint, flags, etc. Music and a basketball shoot-around will help participants warm up before the race.

The event starts and finishes on Pennsylvania Street in front of Conseco Fieldhouse and winds 3.1 miles through downtown. Packet pick up will take place inside Conseco Fieldhouse from 9–10:45 a.m. ET on the day of the race. The first 1,500 registrants will receive an event t-shirt.

Last year’s 5K featured more than 1,200 runners and walkers that represented all 11 Big Ten schools. Purdue University alumni and fans claimed the traveling trophy for being the Big Ten institution with the top individual performances.

For those who are not participating but would like to cheer on their school’s runners, cheer stations will be designated. Contact your local alumni club for more information.

The Hoops Day 5K adds to the overall Big Ten fan experience in Indianapolis that also includes 20 Big Ten Tournament games, pep rallies, the Big Ten Conference Career Expo, and Big Ten Thinks Pink.

All-session and single-session tickets are now available for the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, while all-session tickets are on sale for the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Conseco Fieldhouse box office and Men’s tournament all-session tickets are priced from $165-$220 depending on seat location. All-session tickets for the women’s tournament are available for $65 with single-session prices ranging $12-$16.



A special discounted rate of $50 for men’s tournament tickets is being offered for students of the 11 Big Ten universities. Details on this special offer and distribution of tickets are available only through university ticket offices.

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