Macklind Mile is designated as a 2023 RRCA National Championship Event!

Men’s & Women’s Competitive Race

Looking to set a PR? Then this race is for you. With timing provided by Chronotrack chip technology, you’ll be competing against yourself, your age group and your gender. Lace up!

Recreational Wave (walkers, strollers, non-competitive)

This event is for those wanting to push the stroller or just have some casual fun. There is no pressure in this event, just good ‘ol fashioned fun! Nonetheless, even this wave features Chronotrack chip timing.

The Dog Mile

For years, dogs have been welcome to take part in our recreational wave, and now our furry friends have a race all their own! Sign you and your pooch up for the Macklind Dog Mile and prove who has the fastest four legs in town!

Elite Race

Men who have run a 4:30 mile or faster and women who have run a 5:30 mile or faster within the last year will be eligible. To be considered, you must register for the competitive wave for your gender and then email info@macklindmile.com with your request for consideration. Elite awards will be separate and there will be a $250 bonus for a new course record.  Men’s Course Record- 3:55.5, Matt Dorsey in 2017; Women’s Course Record- 4:38.2, Julia Kohnen in 2017.

Untimed Kids’ Quarter Mile Dash

The Kids’ quarter mile dash, a fan favorite, continues on! The race will begin near the intersection of Winona and Macklind. All finishers will receive a ribbon. We have youth shirt sizes to accommodate all of our younger participants. Note: All youth sizes, including 3T, will be cotton and not tech material. Kids 1/4 Mile will be split into 3 waves for the safety of the younger ones. Waves will be divided 1-3 year olds, 4-5 year olds, and 6-10 year olds; each wave will depart about 2 minutes after the prior one.

Bring your “A” game and compete on one of the most challenging mountain biking trails in the area at St. Charles County Parks first mountain bike race at Matson Hill Park. Participants choose from Cat 1, 2, 3, Marathon, and Junior categories and earn points toward the 2023 UFD standings. The race features significant elevation changes and flows that travel on fast, hard-packed, single track through woodlands, rock gardens, and creek crossings. Awards are given to the top finishers in each category. Pre-registration is required.

Greensfelder is one of Missouri’s hidden treasures. Tucked in West St. Louis County hills, Greensfelder offers something for all levels. It is some of the most fun and challenging singletracks in the region. GORC has continued to improve on this excellence by donating incredible volunteer hours to this trail and many others in the area. It is time to give back! DRJ Racing has teamed up with GORC and we are donating 100% of the profits to show our appreciation. So join us in racing some of the sweetest singletracks around and feel good about doing so knowing your entry fees will be going to a great organization!

Indian Camp Creek Park is St. Charle’s largest park (603 acres).  More than 10 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian use, Indian Camp Creek Park is a popular destination for many outdoor enthusiasts.

This race features fast, hard-packed singletrack through woodlands, prairies, and creek crossings.  The junior race will be held on a slightly modified, shorter loop, with several challenging spots for young riders.  A separate kids course will be available for kids 9 and under not competing in Junior’s race.

The Sunset Hills Triathlon returns on Sunday, June 25th! Set in the beautifully hilly community of Sunset Hills the race features a course that is a good challenge for new triathletes but is also a welcomed challenge by seasoned veterans of the sport.  The 300-yard serpentine-style swim is in the Watson Trail Park pool.  Athletes will then transition to a challenging loop bike course totaling 11.8 miles, concluding with a 3-mile run through the lovely Watson Trail Park. Our race features; finisher medals, dry-fit t-shirts, and results printed on-site. Great amenities, easy transitions, amazing volunteer support, and outstanding event production have made this race one of a kind for the area.

The Indy Crit is the family-fun day in University Park. The festival features delicious food + drink, kids and family activities, and fun expo among thousands of cheering fans!

The Mass Ave Crit is one of the longest-running urban bike races in the Midwest. The Mass Ave Crit offers a high-energy urban race in Indy’s vibrant cultural district, featuring the best bars and restaurants Indianapolis has to offer!

The Gateway Cup takes place in the heart of FOUR unique and awesome St. Louis neighborhoods.

Within each of these host communities, the race course is a defined one-mile lap and the race format is known as a “criterium.” This Americanized style of racing appeals to both athletes and spectators alike as the peloton, or pack of cyclists, pass by every few minutes at impressive speeds holding lines only inches apart from one another. Spectators can watch the race develop lap after lap and hear commentators announce race strategy, allowing more of an understanding and involvement in the excitement. Returning for 2023-  all four days of the Gateway Cup are included on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar.

There are 9 races each day based on ability, ranging from newbies to pros. Each day begins with the amateur races and builds up to the featured events, the men’s and women’s professional races. In these races, 150 of the top national and international cyclists will hurl themselves through corners averaging 30 mph towards a typically thrilling sprint finish. Guaranteed inspiration.

For the Men’s and Women’s Elite Classes, we have an overall Omnium competition for the best aggregate results over all four days of racing. Each day we score the top 15 places and assign points toward an overall prize. Points are awarded 25, 20,16, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Benton Park Classic

The fourth and final leg of the Gateway Cup gets underway in historic Benton Park. This large and technically demanding course races through yet another one of St. Louis’ most nostalgic locales.

Named for Missouri’s first senator, Thomas Hart Benton, the neighborhood touts a blend of stately residences and commercial buildings, some dating back to the mid-1800s. Over the years, Benton Park has been home to several notable breweries, including the Lemp Brewery, established in 1864. Not far down the road is the Anheuser-Busch campus. A National Landmark District in and of itself, three of its buildings are National Historic Landmarks featuring beautiful architectural detail, intricate ironwork, and an homage to the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

 

The Gateway Cup takes place in the heart of FOUR unique and awesome St. Louis neighborhoods.

Within each of these host communities, the race course is a defined one-mile lap and the race format is known as a “criterium.” This Americanized style of racing appeals to both athletes and spectators alike as the peloton, or pack of cyclists, pass by every few minutes at impressive speeds holding lines only inches apart from one another. Spectators can watch the race develop lap after lap and hear commentators announce race strategy, allowing more of an understanding and involvement in the excitement. Returning for 2023-  all four days of the Gateway Cup are included on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar.

There are 9 races each day based on ability, ranging from newbies to pros. Each day begins with the amateur races and builds up to the featured events, the men’s and women’s professional races. In these races, 150 of the top national and international cyclists will hurl themselves through corners averaging 30 mph towards a typically thrilling sprint finish. Guaranteed inspiration.

For the Men’s and Women’s Elite Classes, we have an overall Omnium competition for the best aggregate results over all four days of racing. Each day we score the top 15 places and assign points toward an overall prize. Points are awarded 25, 20,16, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Giro Della Montagna

The Giro Della Montagna – the third stop of the Gateway Cup!

The Hill boasts the finest Italian restaurants anywhere. It is the boyhood home of such baseball legends as Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola. It is a neighborhood that acts as a model for the community as generations of families continue to maintain their residences creating a close-knit feel. The neighborhood was settled by Italian immigrants starting in the late 19th Century. The anchor for the community continues to be St. Ambrose Catholic Church, the Start/Finish site for today’s race. The Italian heritage continues to thrive with the Hill’s variety of Italian restaurants, bakeries, taverns, groceries, community organizations, and social clubs.

Trailnet will once again be hosting one of its most popular recreational rides around St. Louis City. Be a participant and take part in the Trailnet Giro Della Montagna Ride and finish the day watching St. Louis’ best criterium bike race.

The Giro Della Montagna began in 1986 and was the brainchild of lifetime Hill resident, Joe Torrisi. With the help of the St. Louis Cyclones, the event took a few years to gain some momentum. It was held over the Fourth of July weekend to draw additional racers who were in town for the VP Fair cycling races which were being held downtown the same weekend. The Giro became the cornerstone of the Gateway Cup in 1998 and more recently has been coordinated by the events group from Big Shark Bicycle Company. The Hill is pleased to continue this great relationship and is looking forward to many more years of Giro, Giro, Giro!

 

The Gateway Cup takes place in the heart of FOUR unique and awesome St. Louis neighborhoods.

Within each of these host communities, the race course is a defined one-mile lap and the race format is known as a “criterium.” This Americanized style of racing appeals to both athletes and spectators alike as the peloton, or pack of cyclists, pass by every few minutes at impressive speeds holding lines only inches apart from one another. Spectators can watch the race develop lap after lap and hear commentators announce race strategy, allowing more of an understanding and involvement in the excitement. Returning for 2023-  all four days of the Gateway Cup are included on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar.

There are 9 races each day based on ability, ranging from newbies to pros. Each day begins with the amateur races and builds up to the featured events, the men’s and women’s professional races. In these races, 150 of the top national and international cyclists will hurl themselves through corners averaging 30 mph towards a typically thrilling sprint finish. Guaranteed inspiration.

For the Men’s and Women’s Elite Classes, we have an overall Omnium competition for the best aggregate results over all four days of racing. Each day we score the top 15 places and assign points toward an overall prize. Points are awarded 25, 20,16, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Tour de Francis Park

This historic neighborhood is host to the second leg of the Gateway Cup — Tour de Francis Park! Francis Park, named after David Rowland Francis — President of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (the 1904 World’s Fair), is known for its wide, tree-lined streets and for having beautiful churches on every corner. Today the St. Louis Hills neighborhood showcases gingerbread bungalows, stately homes, and some of the tidiest landscaping in St. Louis. Home to St. Louis cultural and iconic Ted Drewes—our homegrown ice cream oasis. We hope you enjoy the second stop on this Gateway Cup weekend!  St. Louis Hills will be serving up delicious food and cold beverages until 6:00 p.m. Dig in!