More than a race, it's a family festival in South City on June 25, 2016!

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The Macklind Mile presented by Smoothie King is more than just getting can run fast or stroll can race to compete or move to complete. There will be music, food and activities following the short one mile course which makes it perfect for hanging out in the streets of South City St Louis with other kids and kids-at-heart. Keep in touch with us on our Facebook page.

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 come to run the downhill, one mile course to try and set a personal record, or you can walk it with your family pet - but either way you're partying at the finish line!



EVENT ONE - 8:00 AM - Recreational Wave (walkers, strollers, non-competitive)
EVENT TWO - 8:35 AM - Men's Competitive Race
EVENT THREE - 8:50 AM - Women's Competitive Race
EVENT FOUR - 9:10 AM - The Dog Mile
EVENT FIVE - 9:40 AM - Elite Race**
EVENT SIX - 9:50 AM - Untimed Kids' Quarter Mile Dash
Award Ceremony and Street Party to follow! (music, beer, food, smoothies, activities and more!)

All events are timed using Chronotrack chip technology except the kids' quarter mile dash

Recreational Wave

This event is for those wanting to push the stroller or just have some casual fun. There is no pressure in this event, just good 'ol fashioned fun! Nonetheless, even this wave features Chronotrack chip timing.

Men's and Women's Competitive Race

Looking to set a PR? Then this race is for you. With timing provided by Chronotrack chip technology, you'll be competing against yourself, your age group and your gender. Lace up!

The Dog Wave

We are excited to announce the addition of a new event for 2016 - The Dog Mile! For years, dogs have been welcome to take part in our recreational wave, and now our furry friends have a race all their own! Sign you and your pooch up for the inaugural Macklind Dog Mile and prove who has the fastest four legs in town!

**Elite Race

Men who have run a 4:30 mile or faster and women who have run a 5:30 mile or faster within the last year will be eligible. To be considered, you must register for the competitive wave for your gender and then email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your request for consideration. Elite awards will be separate and there will be a $250 bonus for a new course record.  Men's Course Record- 4:00.9, Jeremy Doherty in 2008; Women's Course Record- 4:39.8, Margo Richardson in 2015.

Kids' Quarter Mile Dash

The Kids' quarter mile dash, a fan favorite, continues on! The race will begin near the intersection of Winona and Macklind. All finishers will receive a ribbon. We have youth shirt sizes to accommodate all of our younger participants. Note: All youth sizes, including 3T, will be cotton and not tech material.


  • In the Competitive Race:
    • Top three men and women in each age group
    • Overall top three men and top three women
  • In the Elite Race:
    • Overall top three men and top three women
  • The Dog Mile:
    • Overall top dog
  • Age Groups:  under 10, 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 Kids 1/4 mile dash, ribbons will be awarded to all participants. Age is limited to 10 and under.

Packet Pick-up

Big River Running - West County
Wednesday, June 22nd, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 23rd, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
There will NOT be a packet pick-up on Friday

Big River Running - South City
Wednesday, June 22nd, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 23rd, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
There will NOT be a packet pick-up on Friday

Race Day
Saturday, June 25th, from 6:30 AM to 7:50 AM at the Start Area. 1/4 Mile Dash participants can get their packets at the finish area as well.



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. Note: Participants are responsible for returning to their vehicles upon the conclusion of the race and post-race party.
  • Arrive early for street parking near the finish line at Macklind and Devonshire. Obey all street signs and respect our neighbors please.
  • DO NOT park in the YMCA parking lot on Sublette near the start line. They have requested this to accommodate already scheduled programs taking place at the facility.
  • Limited Parking will be available at Buder Elementary (5319 Lansdowne Ave) - first come, first served. Note: Macklind will be closed to traffic beginning at 7:30 AM. You must enter the Buder lot from East to West.

Participant Photos, Videos, Live Updates

The Macklind Mile presented by Smoothie King 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 run. This year, photos are 100% FREE! Photos and videos will be available within 24 - 48 hours 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). 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.

Post-Race Party

The Post-Race party has always been one of the highlights of the Macklind Mile. At the finish line, we will have music, food and beer for participants over the age of 21, and a bounce house for the kids.

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