Big River Race Management Hosts RRCA National Mile Championship at Macklind Mile
June 29, 2023
Event hosts largest Macklind Mile since the pandemic
ST. LOUIS (June 29, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Big River Race Management hosted the Road Runners Club of America’s National Mile Championship at its Macklind Mile event on June 24, 2023. The 16th annual Macklind Mile crowned RRCA National Mile Champions in the following categories:
Top Overall Male – Noah Stevenson
Top Overall Female – Stephanie Brokaw
Masters Male (40+) – Geoffrey Hill
Masters Female (40+) – Katie Hauser
Grand Masters Male (50+) – Jiansheng Huang
Grand Masters Female (50+) – Mary Lee King
Great Grand Masters Male (60+) – Jeff Lindsey
Great Grand Masters Female (60+) – Pamela Campbell
Big River Race Management offered a prize purse of up to $3,700, equally distributed per gender.
In addition to the RRCA Championship runners, nearly 1,400 runners participated in the Macklind Mile this year. The event featured a men’s and women’s competitive wave, a recreational wave, an elite wave, a dog mile (accompanied by their humans) with more than 100 dogs and a kid’s quarter mile dash. Runners were treated to live splits at every quarter mile, a video board at the finish line, SMS instant results and personal QR codes on each bib that sent them directly to their individual finisher page courtesy of Big River Race Management.
This family-favorite event has something for everyone – free beer, free ice cream, a festival-like atmosphere with a live band, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, tent sale and more.
This year’s event charity partner was Forest ReLeaf of Missouri. The event raised $2,300+ to donate to the organization which is dedicated to planting and growing a resilient tree canopy across Missouri, specifically in urban areas, to support healthy people, healthy habitats, and a healthy planet. In addition, race participants had the option to plant a tree instead of taking a race shirt. Seventy-six people opted to plant tree in lieu of a shirt.
About Big River Race Management: Big River Race Management, with offices in St. Louis and New York, provides full-service race organization, planning, management and timing through a relationship-focused approach, cutting-edge technology, world class customer service and differentiated participant experiences. Big River Race Management works with premier races and series across the country, providing timing and management services for more than 300 running, cycling, triathlon and scholastic events each year. www.brrm.com
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Amanda Gatchel, Big River Race Management