St Patty's Day Mile News (Mar 14, 2019)
Welcome to St Patty's Day Mile Week 2019. What a week it has been! I know you all have a lot of questions about packet pickup, course changes, and weather. We will try to answer them to the best of our ability.
First of all, Packet Pickup will be tomorrow Friday (11:00AM to 8:00PM) at the Historic Victorian Inn, which is located next to the Pettigrew Museum between 8th/9th Street on Duluth Ave. Address is 117 North Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104. They are also offering a discounted stay for SPDM race participants using Promo Code SPDM to get discount when booking our select the discount link below:
2019 PACKET PICKUP DETAILS (Friday 1100AM-800PM)
2019 PACKET PICKUP LOCATION
2019 SPDM Participant Discount - Historic Victorian Inn
We have been meeting with the city and planning alternate courses based on weather over the last few weeks. We have posted the approved courses online that are minimally impacted by this weeks weather. Those courses have been posted on event website. In meeting with the city as early as today, the city still reserves the right to close courses if they chose based on inclement weather and safety concerns. The courses outlined currently on the event website have been checked by event staff multiple times today and submitted to the city for updated approval. Any courses heading South from Falls Park as of today are under 2-4 feet of water at several points along the course.
2019 COURSE MAPS (5 Mile, 5K, & Mile)
As of right now the weather forecasted for Friday and Saturday looks substantially better. Weather as you know is subject to change and we are closely monitoring forecasts and working with city. If we are forced to cancel the race because of weather and safety concerns we have outlined the policy in the FAQ's below see Q9 for details. Race Day Parking and bathrooms will be available across the street from Farmers Market at Falls Park and Overlook Cafe.
2019 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Unfortunately since we did not reach 1000 participants for the first time in several years, we will not be able to cover the cost of your first beer. So that we can bring the post party tradition back to next years race, please wear your race shirts and bibs as you celebrate St Patrick's Day at the local Pubs. Hopefully, they will be interested in hosting our post race party for next years event.
Check event website for any last minute updates and additional details. If you still have questions please do not hesitate to ask. We will do the best we can to answer them.
SPDM Event Staff