The 2023 HOKA Festival of Miles will be held on Thursday, June 1, at St. Louis University High School in St. Louis.
The event will feature not only some of the best runners from Missouri but standouts from across the country will converge on the Gateway City. There will be youth races, mascot races and pro races.
Perhaps the biggest race will be the Big River Running High School Boys Championship Mile with three runners with sub-4:00 times.
Rapid City Stevens High School's Simeon Birnbaum from South Dakota (3:59.51), Rocky Hansen from Christ School in North Carolina (3:59.56) and Missouri's Connor Burns from Southern Boone County (3:58.83)
Burns is the only Missourian in either the boys' or girls' mile race.
There have been only four runners break the 4-minute mark in the 15-year history of the event and Burns did so last year here.
She is back this year and will compete in the Drury Hotels Women's Mile.
Notable Missourians Competing
St. Louis Track Club Men's Mile
Drury Hotels Women's Mile
Spewak Training High School Girls Elite Development Mile