Festival of Miles | KIDS RACES
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Why do we have the kids races?

Part of the mission of the Festival of Miles Foundation is to showcase our great sport at all levels and what better way to do that than to get as many children as we possibly can involved in the event! Also, what better way to get them hooked on running than to compete in front of thousands of fans and then stick around to watch some the best athletes in the world compete on the very same track they did!! With that in mind we offer a total of three races for children during the course of the evening.

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ENTRY FEE: $20.00

(race day entries are $25)


Entry includes an official FOM shirt (while supplies last), chip timing and one entry into the “Festival of Miles.” Stay and watch the professional men try to break the 4-minute barrier and the professional women try to break 2 minutes in the 800!


Entry fee for spectators is $5.00 and proceeds go to the Festival of Miles Foundation and our athlete-in-need.





Sign-up questions? Email Katie Helbig at katie@bigriverrunning.com




Packets for all Youth Races will be available for pick-up at the Big River Running Company West County location on Wednesday, May 31 from 3pm-7pm. Race day packet pick-up will also be available at SLUH on June 1 beginning at 5:00pm.

Healthy Kids Mile (6:30pm)

Open to any K – 5th grade boy or girl.*


Middle School Mile (6:45pm)

Open to any 6th – 8th grade boy or girl.*


WATCH THE 2015 RACES: Healthy Kids Mile | Middle School Mile


*Unlimited entries for the Healthy Kids Mile and Middle School Mile. Participants start on the track, run through SLUH’s campus and finish back on the track in front of the crowd and under the finish arch!


Junior High Invitational Miles (7:10pm and 7:20pm)

The fields for the Junior High Invitational Miles have been set. An email was sent to accepted entries. We were able to accommodate the fastest 20 times for each gender. This year the girls field is all under 5:45 and the boys field under 5:10! Any runner who was not accepted into the Invitational Mile will participate in the Middle School Race at 6:45 p.m.

2017 Junior High Invitational Mile Accepted Entries

WATCH THE 2015 RACES: Boys | Girls