HOOPLA 4 Miler

In order to comply with state and local guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as NCAA regulations, all Big Hoopla events and related activities are suspended until further notice. Check back for more information as it becomes available.


Put on your running shoes for a few miles of fun with family and friends! Starting and finishing in beautiful Carillon Historical Park, the flat, beginner-friendly route offers lovely views of Dayton, a circuit around UD Arena and Welcome Stadium, and two crossings of the Great Miami River.

Participants in this early spring race can expect beautiful finisher medals, awesome prizes, First Four tickets to age group winners, free race photos, tasty and nutritious post-race food, and a live DJ.