2019 Magis Miles, Saint Ignatius College Prep, Friday, 31. May 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Magis Miles!

The Magis Miles is a night of one-mile races on the track at Saint Ignatius College Prep in downtown Chicago. There are races for runners of all ages and abilities. The 5th annual event will occur on Friday May 31st, 2019. Races will begin in late afternoon and progress through the evening. One of our main goals with the meet is to make it FUN! Races start every twelve minutes, music plays throughout the evening, and almost everyone comes away with a PR and a positive experience. Come for your own race and stay for the rest of the evening! 
Magis (pronounced "màh-gis") is a Latin term used by Jesuits and means 'more' or 'greater'. Jesuits use the term 'magis' to mean doing more for others. Since Saint Ignatius is a Jesuit Catholic school and our objective with this meet is to do more for the track and field community, we thought it was an appropriate name! 
Over the past four years, the Magis Miles has evolved into the premier all-comers track meet in Chicagoland. One new addition to this year's meet is support from the Chicago Area Runners' Association. This partnership should allow the Magis Miles to expand our offerings and continue to strengthen our Championship Mile field. 

**** Magis Mile Championship
The highlight of the night will be the **** Magis Mile Championship at the conclusion of the meet. Our men's and women's races will feature some of the top collegiate and post-collegiate athletes from the midwest. This year, our prize pool has expanded. 1st Place will receive $1500, 2nd Place will receive $800, and 3rd Place will receive $500. As mentioned above, **** is sweetening the prize pool by offering a time bonus! The first man to break 4:00 will receive an additional $1000 from **** and the first woman to break 4:30 will receive the same! There has never been an outdoor sub 4:00 mile in Chicago. Let's make it happen in 2018!  Any male athlete who has a qualifying time under 4:10.00 and any female athlete who has run under 5:00.00 is encouraged to register. Registration for the **** Magis Mile Championship can be done by emailing . Travel and lodging assistance are available for eligible competitors. 

Open Miles
The Open Miles are open to runners of all abilities and age. The Open Miles will be organized by esimated ability. On the registration form, please include your estimate of your CURRENT fitness. For the faster Open Milers, an actual time from the last year will be preferred. The Open Miles will have age category prizes. The top two athletes in each age bracket will receive a gift card from **** Pond. All **** members will receive a 20% discount on their registration. See the members' section of the **** website for the discount code. 
Age Categories: 

9 and under
10 - 14
15 - 19
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69

Middle School Miles
Athletes who are currently in middle school (5th-8th grade), or are recent graduates from 8th grade are welcome to compete in the Middle School Miles. Any boy who has run under 5:45 and any girl who has run under 6:45 is eligible to run in the Middle School Miles! 

Ray Mayer High School Miles
The Ray Mayer High School Miles are for elite athletes high school athletes. To be eligible for the Ray Mayer High School Miles, you must meet time requirements. All time submissions must have been in an official meet and be FAT. The qualifying standard for 2019 is 4:20.00 for boys and 5:10.00 for girls. All other high schoolers who would like to compete but have not met the time standard are encouraged to enter the Open Miles. 

Freshman Miles
Any boy or girl who are freshmen in high school and have met the time standard are eligible to race in the Freshman Miles. The 2018 time standard for boys is 5:00.00 and for girls is 6:30.00. 

Coaches' Mile
Although coaching is a labor of love, we wanted to show our gratitude for the men and women who spend so much time and energy in supporting their athletes. Entry to the Coaches' Mile is free for all eligible coaches of school or club programs. The Coaches' Mile is co-ed and unlimited entry. 

Time Schedule
The Magis Miles are a bit different than a traditional road race. You will not receive the exact time you are racing until the day before the meet. This is because we will generate heat sheets once registration closes. 
May 31st, 2019
Note: Heats in each event are run in order from slower to faster. 
4:00pm - Gates Open5:00pm - Open Mile (Heat 1)5:12pm - Open Mile (Heat 2)5:24pm - Open Mile (Heat 3)5:36pm - Open Mile (Heat 4)5:48pm - Open Mile (Heat 5)6:00pm - Open Mile (Heat 6)6:12pm - Open Mile (Heat 7)6:24pm - Open Mile (Heat 8)6:36pm - Open Mile (Heat 9)6:48pm - Open Mile (Heat 10)7:00pm - Open Mile (Heat 11 - Open Championship)7:12pm - Coaches' Mile7:22pm - National Anthem and Welcome7:27pm - Open Mile Awards7:40pm - Middle School Boys (Heat 1)7:52pm - Middle School Girls 8:04pm - Middle School Boys (Heat 2)8:16pm - Freshman Boys8:28pm - HS Boys (Heat 1)8:40pm - HS Girls (Heat 1) (inc. Freshman Girls entrants) 8:52pm - HS Boys (Heat 2)9:04pm - Ray Mayer HS Boys' Mile (Heat 3)9:16pm - Ray Mayer HS Girls' Mile (Heat 2) 9:30pm - **** Magis Mile Championship (Women) 9:45pm - **** Magis Mile Championship (Men) 
All questions related to registration can be directed to . Any questions related to entry in the **** Magis Mile Championship should go to .

***More information related to the meet can be found on the meet site

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