More than a race, it's a family festival in South City on June 28, 2014!
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!
THERE ARE FIVE EVENTS8:00 AM - Male & Female Recreational (Walkers, Strollers, Pets, non-competitive runners)
8:30 AM - Men's Competitive Race
8:45 AM - Women's Competitive Race
9:05 AM - Elite Race
9:20 AM - Kids' Quarter Mile Dash
All events are timed using Chronotrack chip technology except the kids' quarter mile dash
Kids' Quarter Mile DashThe 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
AWARDS AND PARTY TO FOLLOW9:35 AM - Awards Ceremony (Awards are given to the top three in each the Men's Race, Women's Race & Elite Race)
9:50 AM – 12 PM - Street Party featuring live music, beer, food, smoothies, kids activities and more!
Packet Pick-upPacket pickup will begin the week of 6/23 at various convenient locations including Smoothie King in University City and Kirkwood, a selected SSM healthcare locations and both the South City and University City Big River Running Company stores. More details on specific times will be announced closer to the event.
Packets may also be picked up at the special AND FREE PASTA PARTY on on Friday, June 27th at Carrollton Bank (5807 Murdoch Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109) from 5pm to 8pm for ALL PARTICIPANTS. Race day packet pick-up is available - though not encouraged - at YMCA from 6:30 AM until 7:45 AM. If this is your only chance to pickup, please help us in our efforts to have a smooth and timely race by arriving early.