2012 Midwest Distance Festival Meet entry standards announced

The Midwest Distance Festival Starts a New Tradition in Illinois ESPNHS

Lombard, Ill --- The Midwest Distance Festival will be held on Friday, June 8 at Memorial Stadium in Joliet. The first event, a 5000 meter race contested on the track will start off the evening festivities at 7PM. The first high school race will be the Distance Medley Relay (1200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m) and will begin at 7:45 PM.

Admission Fee: Adults $5 – Students $3 – Children 10 or under Free.

Registration for the meet will begin on Friday May 18. Registration will close for the event on midnight, June 6.

Registration and payment for the meet can be found on May 18 at: http://illinoispreptoptimes.com/MDF.html

Registration fee for the Distance Medley is $40 for a team. All athletes from a team MUST attend the same high school and attended that school in the 2011-2012 school year. If an athlete wants to participate and has qualifified for an individual event, there will be no entry fee for that individual in that individual event

Registration fee for the 5k race is $25. It is open to anyone who can run this distance 28 minutes or faster.

The registration fee for the remaining events is $20.

Entry Standards


800m 2:20.00

1 Mile 5:15 (for 1600m) 5:16.6 (for 1 mile)

DMR 13:10 or 9:40 for 3200m relay 1600m runner must have run 5:15 or under in 2012


800m 1:55

1 Mile 4:22 (for 1600m) 4:23.6 (for 1 mile)

Frosh 1 Mile 4:45 (for 1600m) 4:46.6 (for 1 mile)

2000m Steeplechase 4:35 (for 1600)

2 Mile 9:25 (for 3200) 9:28.5 (for 2 Miles)

DMR 10:30 or 7:55 for 3200m r (1600m runner must have run 4:25 or under in 2012)

All athlete times must be able to be verified on Dyestat TFX. If a meet has not been turned into Dyestat, it must be on the TFX page by June 3. Any meets can be e-mailed to Dyestat: newman.dyestatIL@gmail.com

Any inquiries about meet entry can be directed to Meet Invitations Director Mike Newman: midwestdistance@gmail.com

We look forward for you coming to Joliet on June 8 for a great running experience and participating in the Midwest Distance Festival.

~ Run with the best !

Midwest Distance Festival

Joliet, IL

June 8, 2012