It's more than a race, it's a family festival in South City!
More than ever, this year the Macklind Mile is more than just getting outside and running as fast as your feet can take you, it's about grabbing the family, the neighbors and the dog! Heck, you might as well just make it a family reunion. There will be live music, more food and activities to choose from, and hanging out in the streets of South City St Louis with other kids and kids-at-heart. And by the way, how about letting us know what you'd like to see at the finish line by sharing it on the official Macklind Mile Facebook page
? The more buzz, the more fun we can make it
If this is your first time at the Macklind Mile, know this: it's a one mile distance that everyone can do regardless of running or walking and the post-race party is just as important as the distance covered! You can either come to run the downhill one mile course to try and set a personal record or you can walk it with Fido, but either way you partying at the finish line!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS JUNE 28, 2014
8:00 AM Male & Female Recreational (Non-Competitive Runners, Walkers, Strollers, Pets)
8:30 AM Men's Race
8:45 AM Women's Race
9:05 AM Elite
9:20 AM Kids' Quarter Mile Dash
9:35 AM Awards Ceremony (Men's, Women's & Elite)
9:50 AM – 12 PM Street Party
Packet Pick-up and Late Registration
Thursday, June 26th from 10am to 8pm and Friday, June 27th from 10am to 5pm at Big River Running Company's South City or West County stores
. On Friday, June 27th, packets will be available at Carrollton Bank (5807 Murdoch Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109) during the pre-race pasta party from 5pm to 8pm. Race day packet pick-up is available in the YMCA from 6:30 AM until 7:45 AM. Please help us in our efforts to have a smooth and timely race by arriving EARLY!! Participants may sign-up in person during packet pick-up or on race morning for $25!
Pre-Race Pasta Party
Join us at Carrolton Bank on Friday, June 27th from 5pm to 8pm for a pre-race pasta party provided by Stellina Pasta. Grab a plate of your favorite pasta toprepare you for Saturday's main event and enjoy plenty of cheer with your fellow race participants. Make it two in one! This is also a packet pickup location so not only do you get free pasta but you also can get your awesome Macklind Mile Nike dri-fit race shirt and race bib. This is a free dinner!
Participants are strongly encouraged to park near the finish line, which is at Macklind and Devonshire. Arrive early, it is mostly street parking, and you'll have plenty of time to get to the start line. This year, in order to accomodate the programs at the YMCA 3150 Sublette Ave.), there will be no race-day parking in their lot. (Note: Participants are responsible for returning to their vehicles upon the conclusion of the race and post-race party).
In order to ensure that everyone gets a fair shot at a super-fast personal record (PR), we are providing chip timing for the race! So that no one gets bogged down in the first few meters, we will have pace signs that will correspond with your predicted finish time. PLEASE start in the correct spot. Your chip will not be activated until YOU cross the start line so there is no need to push your way to the front unless you plan on winning!
Moms, Dads, Children, Husbands, Wives, Boyfriends and Girlfriends!
The Macklind Mile will continue the friends and family wave in 2014! If you want to run with your children or your significant other this wave is for you! This non-competitive, recreational wave will kick off the festivities at 8:00am. This race will be timed and feature photos and videos, however there will be no awards for the friends and family wave so if you want to win one of our Macklind Mile awards please run in the men's or women's competitive waves.
To be considered for the elite wave please email Pat
. Men who have run under 4:30 for a mile in the last year and women who have run under 5:30 in the last year will be eligible. We will take the top ten male and female entrants. Elite awards will be separate and there will be a $250 bonus for a course record (men or women – winner only). Men's Course Record- 4:00.9, Jeremy Doherty, 2008 Women's Course Record- 4:40.9, Margo Richardson, 2011.
Kids' Quarter Mile Dash
The Kids' quarter mile dash, a fan favorite, continues on in 2014! The race will begin at 9:20 near the intersection of Winona and Macklind. All finishers will receive a ribbon. We do have youth shirt sizes to accommodate all of our younger participants. Please begin heading up to the starting location at 9:10
Participant Photos, Videos, Live Updates
The Macklind Mile will once again feature ChronoTrack Live for it's timing through Big River Race Management. This means finisher videos, photos, social media updates and mobile updates for every participant except for the the kids fun runs. Photos and videos will be available post-race on the live results page and signing up for the mobile and social media updates and messaging is available during the online registration process (complimentary) and the link will be made available race week in case you decide to opt-in later! This is your chance to show on twitter or facebook your new mile personal best, fitness goal or that you're enjoying participating with your family and friends or to update someone through text messages who isn't able to make it in attendance.
Another amazing round of Macklind Mile Awards will be given to the top three overall male finishers in the men's race and elite race as well as the top three overall female finishers in the women's race as well as the top three in each of the following age divisions in each of the respective competitive races (male and female): 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. In the elite race, the top 3 overall male and female finishers will receive awards. There will not be any awards for the recreational wave.
The Post-Race party has always been one of the highlights of the Macklind Mile. After the awards, we we will have music, food and beer at the finish, sno-cones and a bounce house for the kids. And...much, much more! Remember to post on the Macklind Mile Facebook Page
what you'd like to see at the party and the more buzz the more we can do!