HOOPLA 4 Miler


In Dayton, we make the First Four about more than just basketball; it’s four full days of fun and activities! 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 near UD Arena where the First Four goes down!

All participants receive a super soft tech tee, a custom finisher medal, free race photos, and tons of post race food.  So grab a friend or family member and come celebrate the excitement of March Madness with us at the Big Hoopla 4 Miler!

CHECK-IN AND REGISTRATION: Sunday, March 12, 2023 at UD Arena, 1801 S Edwin C Moses Blvd., Dayton, OH 45417 (park in Area A and cross Edwin C Moses to get to the Softball Field and Start / Finish)

Registration opens at 7:30AM. Race starts at 9:00AM.

RACE COURSE: The Big Hoopla 4 Miler will start and finish near the Dayton Flyers Softball Stadium. The course is wicked fast and beautiful as it offers skyline views, crosses the Great Miami River, and loops past Carillon Historical Park!

POST RACE: Join us for a post-race celebration on Selection Sunday to begin an exciting week of college basketball with the 2023 Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament and March Madness tipping-off at UD Arena on March 14 & 15.

AWARDS: The Top 3 overall male and female runners will receive a CASH PRIZE, and the top 3 overall male and female masters (40+), and well as the top 3 finishers in each age group, will receive two (2) tickets to the NCAA First Four® at UD Arena on March 14 & 15, 2023!

1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $75, 3rd Place: $50, 4th Place: $25.

AGE GROUPS: 14-Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-and-over

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