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Magic of the Mile

Thu July 12, 2018
Location: Comstock Park, MI US 49321 Directions
Type: Run Only, Run or Run/Walk
2018 Results

Comstock Park High School
80 degrees at 6pm
44% humidity
winds at 8mph

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1609 meters or 5,280 feet.  Whichever standard of measure you prefer, that is the distance of a mile.  This distance was revered as the premier distance to race.  During the 1960's and 1970's, the mile had countries racing against each other for national pride. 

On July 12, while national pride may not be up for grabs, RunGR is providing you the opportunity to experience the fame & glory of the mile!  Whether this is your first time stepping foot on a track or you are experienced, the Magic of the Mile will provide you excitement. 


For the Elite Mile:

1st place: $100
2nd place: $50
3rd place : $25

Thank you to Gazelle Sports for their support of the 2018 Magic of the Mile.  Each age group will receive the following in gift cards to Gazelle Sports:

First place: $25
Second place: $15
Third place: $10

Event Schedule

Day of Registration & Participant Check-in Opens: 5pm
Kids 200 & 400 Meter Race: 6pm
Elite Mile: 8pm

Similar to a track meet, we will use a rolling schedule immediately following the Kids 200 & 400 meter races, with all women's heats running first.  We will announce the start the start of each heat roughly 15 minutes beforehand.  For heats with less than 5 people, we will combine you with another heat, but score you in your own age/gender group.

The heats are outlined below and placement on the starting line will be determined based on the order participants register, with those who registered first placed first.

Kids 200 meter fun run!
Kids 400 meter fun run!

Co-ed 14 & under Mile

Women's 19 & under
Men's 19 & under

Women's 20 - 29
Men's 20-29

Women's 30-39
Men's 30-39

Women's 40-49
Men's 40-49

Women's 50-59
Men's 50-59

Women's 60-69*
Men's 60-69*

Women's 70 and older*
Men's 70 and older*

*we will plan to run these heats together

Youth running the 200 or 400 are free!  Those competing in any of the mile heats are full price.  For the Elite Mile, women must be able to break 6 minutes and men 5 minutes.

Spectators are free and encouraged to come out!

Paper Registration Form

Want to be one step ahead of everyone, print out and complete this form to make your registration at the Magic of the Mile quick. 

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2017 Results

Note: we had a timing issue with two of the female heats.  We recreated the places and times the best we could.  The correct positions were awarded on the field.

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2016 Results

Race Conditions:
-partly cloud
-high: 90 degrees with humidity
-slight breeze

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2015 Results

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Past Pictures

2017 Flickr Album
2016 Flickr Album
2015 Flickr Album
2014 Flickr Album

Need more inspiration? Check out this video, with footage from the 2015 Magic of the Mile!

150 6 Mile Rd NE
Comstock Park, MI US 49321
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