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 2011. 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. The race is a ton of fun and will now kick off Macklind Days, an annual South City neighbrhhood festival. Make sure and stick around for the festival that includes music, food, beer and face-painting for the kids.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS JUNE 30, 2012
9:00 AM Friends and Family Wave Start
9:20 AM Men’s Start
9:35 AM Women’s Start
9:55 AM Elite Wave
10:10 AM Kids Quarter Mile Dash
10:30 AM Awards Ceremony
10:30 AM – Noon Post-Race Party and concert
PACKET PICK-UP AND LATE REGISTRATION
Thursday, June 28th and Friday, June 29th 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 7:30 AM until 8:30 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 second annual friends and family wave in 2012! If you want to run with your children or your significant other this wave is for you! This wave will kick off the festivities at 9:00am. 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 waves. You do not have to specify which wave you are going to run in. The chips will take care of everything!
To be considered for the elite wave please email Kyle Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org. Men who have run under 4:20 for a mile in the last year and women who have run under 5:20 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- 4:45.4, Steph Hood, 2008
KIDS QUARTER MILE DASH
The Kids quarter mile dash was a huge hit last year and it’s back for 2012! The race will begin at 10:10 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.
PRE RACE PASTA PARTY
The Carrollton Bank Pre-Race Party will take place on Friday evening June 29th. 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 PLEASE email Kyle Cameron at email@example.com. 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.
“Totally Rad” Macklind Avenue Mile Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers as well as the top three in each of the following age divisions (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+
POST-RACE PARTY AND CONCERT
The Post-Race party has always been one of the highlights of the Macklind Mile and this year we’re taking things to a whole new level with a post-race concert with a band TBA. They will play from 10:30 to noon on Macklind Avenue. You won’t want to miss it! In addition to the concert we will have food and beer at the finish and our sponsors – The Mack Bar and Grill and The Murdoch Perk – will be OPEN for a great lunch.
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