This year is the 20th annual Big Chill 5K! Join the community of students, staff, alumni, family, and friends who run this race each year.
#2 Support a Great Cause
Proceeds from the race will support the No Hungry Knights Fund, which provides full or partial meal plans to Rutgers students experiencing food insecurities.
Through the generosity of our runners and sponsors, we have raised over $30,000 year-to-date!
In addition, we have collected over 100,000 toys that benefited the local children.
#3 Fast, Flat, Scenic Route
Start and finish at the historic College Avenue Gym, based at the location of the first collegiate game of American football played in 1869. You will then run past the oldest part of Rutgers University, Old Queens, where Rutgers started over 250 years ago! Make your way past Zimmerli Art Museum, the Honors College, and finally through Buccleuch Park. This fast and flat course is a great race to realistically aim for that PR!
#4 Chip-Timed Bib & USATF Certified Course
Every runner/walker receives a bib with an automatic chip timer. Results for participants will be available live on the Compuscore website and upon completion of the race. This race is also a USATF Certified 5K distance course.
The Big Chill 5K welcomes all participants. We are walker, wheel chair, and dog accessible! The entire race has paved roads, which are easily navigated by our racers.
#6 Receive a Rutgers Long-Sleeve t-shirt for in-person runners and a winter hat for virtual runners.
Why not add to your collection of iconic Rutgers Big Chill merch?