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

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured 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.

Related

    Dak to Donate $1M to Reform

    Cowboys QB to donate to improve police training and education to fight systemic racism

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Dak to Donate $1M to Reform

    Adam Wells
    via Bleacher Report

    Black Lives Matter to Us

    Here are some links so you can get involved ➡️

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Black Lives Matter to Us

    Google
    via Google

    Sherman on Talking with Teammates About Racism

    Richard Sherman tells B/R how NFL locker rooms can allow for real conversations about race without 'stereotypes of society'

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Sherman on Talking with Teammates About Racism

    Mike Freeman
    via Bleacher Report

    Why Nuk Wears No. 10

    Hopkins tweets the ‘real reason’: ‘My big cousin from SC did 10 years in jail for $600 worth of drugs, Let that sink in’

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Why Nuk Wears No. 10

    Joseph Zucker
    via Bleacher Report