Welcome to the 8th Magis Miles!
June 3, 2023!
ILXCTF.com Mike Newman's meet report and videos of all 18 races in 2021!
Steven Bugarin Photography of 2021 Magis Miles
Results for 2022 at LATiming
Promo with video from 2019!
Begun in 2015, 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 2023 event will occur on Saturday, June 3, 2023Races will begin in late afternoon and progress through the evening. One of our main goals with the meet is to make it FUN! 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 it 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!
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. Registration for the Magis Mile Championship can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Open Miles are open to runners of all abilities and age. We will organize the heats based on time--but we will likely group high schoolers separately from all-comers. On the registration form, please include your estimate of your CURRENT fitness. For faster Open milers, especially high schoolers, an actual time from the last year will be preferred.
We will award Open Championship medals and prizes. In addition, the top two athletes in each age and gender bracket will receive a medal.
- 11 and under
- 19 - 39
- Masters Men Over 40
- Masters Women Over 40
- 50 - 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 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 2022 is 4:21.00 for boys and 5:25.00 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.
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 2022 time standard for boys is 5:00.00 and for girls is 6:30.00.
We want 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 coaches of school or club programs. The Coaches' Mile is co-ed and unlimited entry.
Saint Ignatius Alumni Mile
There will be a special heat for Saint Ignatius Alumni (and parents of students!). All alumni invited!
2022 Time Schedule
3:30pm - Gates Open
4:30pm - Open Mile (Heat 1) - Young Open Runners
4:42pm - Open Mile (Heat 2) - High School Boys
4:54pm - Open Mile (Heat 3) - High School Boys
5:06pm - Open Mile (Heat 4) - High School Boys
5:18pm - Open Mile (Heat 5) - High School Girls Open Championship
5:30pm - Open Mile (Heat 6) - High School Boys
5:42pm - Open Mile (Heat 7) - High School Boys
5:54pm - Open Mile (Heat 8) - High School Boys
6:06pm - Open Mile (Heat 9) - High School Boys
6:18pm - Open Mile (Heat 10) - Not High Schoolers Open Heat
6:30pm - Open Mile (Heat 11) - - High School Boys
6:42pm - HS Boys Open Championship
6:54pm - Coaches' Mile
7:06pm - Alumni Heat
7:15pm - National Anthem and Welcome
7:28pm - Middle School Boys (Heat 1)
7:40pm - Middle School Girls (Heat 1)
7:53pm-Middle School Boys (Heat 2)
8:04pm - Middle School Girls (Heat 2)
8:16pm - Freshman Boys
8:28pm - HS Girls (Heat 1) (inc. Freshman Girls entrants)
8:40pm - HS Boys (Heat 1)
8:52pm - Ray Mayer HS Girls (Heat 2) (inc. Freshman Girls entrants)
9:04pm - Ray Mayer HS Boys' Mile (Heat 2)
9:20pm - Magis Mile Championship (Women)
9:35pm - Magis Mile Championship (Men)