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When it comes to college basketball, THE ROAD STARTS HERE! Dayton, Ohio is host to the annual NCAA First Four which kicks off March Madness!
Here in Dayton we make it more than just about basketball, it's four full days of activities and the start of all those festivities is the Big Hoopla 4 Miler. On Selection Sunday, we start the day with a 4 miler that starts and finishes right in the heart of downtown Dayton. The course crosses over two rivers, skirts by three Metroparks, and is as fast as it is scenic.
All participants receive a long sleeve tech tee, a custom finisher medal, free race photos, tons of post race food, and enjoy live music from DJ Ron Perry! So grab a friend or family member and come celebrate the excitement of March Madness with us at the Big Hoopla 4 Miler!
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The Big Hoopla 4 Miler course will be released in early 2022. At the present time we are working with officials from the City of Dayton on finalizing the route.
The 2022 Big Hoopla finisher medals will be made in America with American steel! 💪
We will release the design in early 2022!
While all finishers receive medals, there are numerous other prizes for top performers, those are listed below!
Top 3 Overall Male/Female
1st - $100, custom award, and 2 tickets to the First Four
2nd - $75, custom award, and 2 tickets to the First Four
3rd - $50, custom award, and 2 tickets to the First Four4
th - $25, custom award, and two tickets to the First Four
Top 3 Overall Male/Female Masters (40+)
1st - Custom award and 2 tickets to the First Four
2nd - Custom award and2 tickets to the First Four
3rd - Custom award and 2 tickets to the First Four
Top 3 in the following age groups all receive 2 tickets to the First Four;
Packet Pickup will be offered at two times, the day before the event and on race morning. We HIGHLY encourage packet pickup the day before the event to ensure you have the most positive experience on race morning and don't feel stressed. Information for packet pickup is below.
Saturday, March 12th, 2022 from 12pm to 4pm
New Balance Dayton
304 E Stroop Road
Dayton, Ohio 45429
Sunday, March 13th, 2022 from 7:30am to 9:00am
134 S Main St
Dayton, Ohio 45402
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