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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 11, 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 2019 Magic of the Mile. Each heat & age group* will receive the following in gift cards to Gazelle Sports:
First place: $20
Second place: $15
Third place: $10
*age groups will start at 20-29 and continue through 70-79. These will be mailed out postevent, once all the data is merged together. The Elite Mile participants will be excluded from the age group categories.
Day of Registration & Participant Check-in Opens: 5pm
Kids 200 & 400 Meter Race: 6:15pm
Elite Mile: 7:50pm
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 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.
We will have a NEW format this year to help ensure everyone has FUN and the ability to run their best 1609 meters.
Kids 200 meter fun run!
Kids 400 meter fun run!
Co-ed age 14 & under Mile
Women: 8:30 pace
Men: 7:30 pace
Women: 7:00 to 8:30 pace
Men: 6:00 to 7:30 pace
Women: 6:00 to 7:00 pace
Men: 5:00 to 6:00 pace
Elite Women: under 6:00 pace
Elite Men: under 5:00 pace
The top 3 in each hit will win an award from Gazelle Sports, with the Elite Women & Men winning the cash prize. After the event, we will merge the results together and send out awards for the top 3 in each age and gender category.
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!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?