The University of Minnesota will host the 2016 Big Ten Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Sunday, October 30. Home to the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational, Les Bolstad Golf Course is hosting the championship for the first time since 2005. The women's race will begin at 10 a.m., while the men's race will start at 11 a.m. Admission is free.

Parking is available at Lot S101 (on the corner of Cleveland and Commonwealth) and the Gortner Ave Ramp. Shuttles will transport to the golf course. Park at your own risk on city streets.

Media: Dan Reisig (dbreisig@umn.edu) will serve as the athletic communications and media contact throughout the duration of the championship. Brian Deutsch (deuts060@umn.edu) and Mandy Hansen (hans1758@umn.edu) will also be onsite during the event on Sunday to assist with championship operations. Please feel free to contact him with any questions or requests.

Big Ten Fan Fest: Join fellow Big Ten cross country fans and running enthusiasts for Fan Fest beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Fan Fest will be located east of the driving range parking lot and west of the start/finish area. The pre-race festivities include a photo booth, face painting, sign-making station, yard games, music, concessions (including free hot chocolate and coffee), and more.

Big Ten Network Coverage: For the first time ever, the Big Ten Network will broadcast the Big Ten Cross Country Championships live. Coverage begins at 10 a.m. CT. All Big Ten Network televised events are also available online via BTN2Go.

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