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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 by UD Arena where the First Four goes down!
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 will start and finish in front of Welcome Stadium. It heads out on Edwin C Moses where it turns on to the Stewart St bridge and proceeds south on Patterson where it makes a u-turn just under the 75 freeway. It runs through Carillon Historical Park where it pops back out onto Patterson and returns back the same way. It makes a short loop through Welcome Stadium parking lot before finishing where it began!
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The 2022 Big Hoopla finisher medals will be made in America with American steel! 💪
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 Four
4th - $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 11th, 2023 from 12pm to 4pm
Roderer Shoe Center
304 E Stroop Road
Dayton, Ohio 45429
Sunday, March 12th, 2023 from 7:30am to 9:00am
1601 S Edwin C Moses Blvd
Dayton, OH 45417
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