HOOPLA 4 Miler

We are actively planning the 2022 Big Hoopla. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, event details may not be confirmed until a later date, and all events are subject to change. We will continue to comply with all current COVID safety protocols, NCAA regulations, CDC guidelines, and local mandates. Check back often for the latest updates.


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.