Without a doubt the Macklind Mile is one of St. Louis' most unique races. Put on by Big River Running Company, the Macklind Avenue Mile is the area's largest one mile road race with nearly 1,500 registrants in 2012. This fun one-mile is a distance almost anyone can muster and runners and walkers looking for a mile PR will enjoy the downhill course from South City YMCA to Big River Running Company on Macklind and Devonshire. Make sure and stick around for the post-race party that includes music, food, beer, sno-cones and face-painting for the kids.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS JUNE 29, 2013
8:00 AM Friends & Family (Non-Competitve, Walkers, Strollers, Pets)
8:20 AM Men's Competitive
8:35 AM Women's Competitive
8:55 AM Elite
9:10 AM Kids Quarter Mile Dash
9:30 AM Awards Ceremony (Competitive & Elite)
9:45 AM – 11:30 AM Post-Race Party and concert
Packet Pick-up and Late Registration
Thursday, June 27th and Friday, June 28th from 10am to 8pm at Big River Running Company's South City Store located at 5352 Devonshire Ave. Friday evening packets will be available at Carrollton Bank during the Pre-Race Pasta Party located at 5807 Murdoch Ave. from 5:30 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!
Participants are asked to park either in the YMCA lot located at 3150 Sublette Ave. or on the street near the finish. 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 PR, we are having 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 Avenue Mile is excited to announce the return of the friends and family wave in 2013! If you want to run with your children or your significant other this wave is for you! This non-competitive 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 Kyle Cameron at
. 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, is back for 2013! The race will begin at 9:10 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.
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.
Pre Race Pasta Party
The Carrollton Bank Pre-Race Party
will take place on Friday evening June 28th. The event will be held at Carrollton Bank located at 5807 Murdoch just a few blocks west of Big River Running Company in Saint Louis Hills. The party is open to all Macklind Mile participants and will include free sample plates of lasagna from Stellina Pasta Cafe,
drinks and appetizers. The entire event runs from 5:30-8pm and packets can also be picked up at the party.
In order to ensure a safe race for everyone we rely on the help of volunteers to serve as course monitors on race morning. If you are interested in helping out click here to register
. As an added bonus all volunteers are invited to a special volunteer reception at Carrolton Bank located at 5807 Murdoch just a few blocks west of Big River Running Company in Saint Louis Hills the night before the race. The reception precedes the Pre Race Party. If there are any questions, please email Kyle Cameron at
"Totally Rad" Macklind Avenue Mile Awards will be given to the top three overall male finishers in the men's competitive race and female finishers in the women's competitive 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+. There will not be any awards for the friends and family wave.
Post-Race Party and Concert
The Post-Race party has always been one of the highlights of the Macklind Mile. After the awards, we will be bringing in a live post-race concert featuring Lugaru. In addition to the concdert we will have food and beer at the finish, sno-cones and a bounce house for the kids and our sponsor The Mack Bar and Grill will be OPEN for a great lunch. After the conclusion of the Mile, the party doesn’t stop. Stick around for Macklind Days as they have a day full of entertainment and fun.