Magic of the Mile

Tue July 12, 2022 Directions

Youth 200 Meter & 400 Meter Fun Run

$0 Registration ends July 12, 2022 at 6:30pm EDT

Coed Youth Mile

$0 Registration ends July 12, 2022 at 6:59pm EDT

Women's Events

Events: Women's 8:00 - + Pace Women's 7:15 to 7:59 Pace Women's 6:45 to 7:14 Pace Women's 5:45 to 6:44 Pace Elite Women's Mile (5:45 & Faster)

Men's Events

Events: Men's 7:30 - + Pace Men's 6:30 to 7:29 Pace Men's 5:30 to 6:29 Pace Men's 4:45 to 5:29 Elite Men's Mile (4:45 & Faster)

Time to lace up the shoes and head to the track with RunGR for the 2022 Magic of the Mile! We will again be back at Grand Rapids Christian's Eagle Stadium, which will be open & FREE for spectators to cheer everyone on. 

To see all heat options, including the Elite Mile, make sure to click "View All Events".

The Magic of the Mile will again be chip timed. We used last year's data to adjust the heats and add an additional heat for both genders. We will watch registrations to keep the starting line a nice field size. This is a Road Runners Club of America Michigan 2022 Championship Series event.

As in the past, our Youth 200 Meter/400 Meter & Youth Coed Mile are FREE for the future track stars to go out and have FUN! It is also FREE for spectators. Anyone who is 20 or younger on race day will automatically receive a $10 entry when they register. 


Thank you to Gazelle Sports for their continued support of this event, they will be providing the gift certificates for the age group and heat winners.

Youth 200M & 400M | Coed Youth Mile

  • Popsicles at the finish!

Heat Awards

  • Gazelle Sports Gift Certificates: $20 for 1st, $15 for 2nd, & $10 for 3rd

Age Group Awards
These will be mailed out AFTER the Magic of the Mile. We will combine all of the heats to determine these awards and use a 10 year age range, starting with 20 - 29.

  • Gazelle Sports Gift Certificates: $20 for 1st, $15 for 2nd, & $10 for 3rd

Elite Mile

  • Cash Prize from RunGR: $100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, & $25 for 3rd
  • Gazelle Sports Gift Certificates: $20 for 1st, $15 for 2nd, & $10 for 3rd
  • The top 3 finishers will not be eligible for Age Group awards

**College & high school participants, we recommend you consult with your parents, coaches, and schools to determine if you are able to accept any prizes.

How It Works

This event will flow similar to a high school track meet, where the start times associated with each heat are an approximation. The emcee will alert you to when your particular heat needs to be at the starting line. Register for the heat that represents your projected finish time (see below).

-Track Opens for Warm Ups (5:00 PM)
-Bib Pickup (5:00 PM)
-Late Registration (5:00 PM)

-Kids 200 meter fun run!  (6:00 PM) 
-Kids 400 meter fun run! 
-Youth Coed 14 Mile*
-Women: 8:00 pace - + (6:50 PM) 
-Men: 7:30 - + pace 
-Women: 7:15 to 7:59 pace (7:10 PM) 
-Men: 6:30 to 7:29 pace 
-Women: 6:45 to 7:14 pace (7:30 PM) 
-Men: 5:30 to 6:29 pace 

-Women: 5:45 to 6:44 pace (7:50 PM) 
-Men: 4:45 to 5:29 pace 
-Elite Women: under 5:45 pace (8:10 PM) 
-Elite Men: under 4:45 pace (8:20 pm) 

*the Youth Coed Mile is designed for anyone who wants to participate in the Mile, but this might be one of their first times running the distance. We designed it to be less intimidating and more relaxed compared to the heats that are slotted by specific paces. That being said, all heats are open to any age. 

If you have any questions, ASK us at We have opportunities for sponsors and day of vendors to join in the Magic of the Mile fun, simply email us to learn more.

Grand Rapids Christian Eagle Stadium
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