The Big Hoopla Four Miler

Dayton, OH

Be Part of the Excitement in March as Dayton, Ohio tips-off the Madness!

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Race Info:
A four-mile course starting and finishing from the University of Dayton’s River Campus. The course includes multiple pieces of overall The Big Hoopla experience including America’s #1 Tournament Host Site, UD Arena. The course provides great views of historic Dayton landmarks.

Registration and packet pickup info:
Friday, March 9, 2018 from 5pm-7pm at Runners Plus near the Dayton Mall. Details here.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 beginning at 8:45AM (Meyer Room), University of Dayton’s River Campus.

Registration Fee(non-refundable):
Through November 30, 2017

December 1 through February 28th, 2018

March 1st, 2018 through race day 

*Shirt guaranteed if registered by February 25!

Post Race:
Join us for a post-race celebration on Selection Sunday to begin an exciting week of college basketball with the men’s tournament tipping-off at UD Arena.

Top 3 male and female runners in each age group receive two (2) tickets to the tournament games at UD Arena on March 13 or 14, 2018. 
  • Age Groups: 14-Under 15-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80+

**Cash prizes for the top four male/female finishers!**
1st - $100
2nd - $75
3rd - $50
4th - $25

Plenty of free parking on site. Runners are asked to park in the “R3 North Parking Lot” located on the Northeast side of the building. The Meyer Room is located just inside the North Entrance.

Group Discounts:
Please contact race coordinator Anthony Trimble for information on group and school discounts (10 or more runners). All discounts are non-refundable.

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When & Where

Mar 11, 2018


10:00 AM

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