Chicago's Inaugural 'Ditka Dash 5K' Has Racers Dress Up Like Hall of Fame Coach

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 2, 2013

via Ditka Dash on Facebook

The inaugural Ditka Dash 5K took place over the weekend, and participants received accessories so that they could look like former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka.

Those who signed up for the race received a shirt, a mustache and sunglasses to match the Hall of Famer. 

Although the race didn't go through Soldier Field, it started and finished near the stadium. There were five different waves of 2,000 people, so it was quite the event. More information can be found on the Ditka Dash Facebook page.

Yes, Ditka did show up:

Here's a video taken at the race:

Take a look at parts of the route:

Participants definitely enjoyed the gear:

There were some classy looks:

Hat tip to Sun-Times Voice and Yahoo! Sports for the find.