Backward Mile

Tue April 23, 2019 Holland, MI US 49424 Directions

Backward Mile

6:00PM EDT - 6:45PM EDT
321 Douglas Ave
Holland, MI US 49424

Run one mile in reverse.  The Backward Mile is a fun family run for a great cause.  Runners will start at the finish line and end at the start line.  Runners will dress backward & run backward. Instead of receiving a finisher medal, runners turn in an old race medal.  The Backward Mile will collect an old race medal from each participant, then donate those medals to Medals 4 Mettle.  These medals are awarded to residents at Benjamin's Hope in Holland, MI to pay-it-forward to those who must run a much more difficult race than the medal donor’s race; a race they did not choose to run.  (Not required to turn in a medal to participate, everyone is welcome)

Race Contact Info

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1609 Meters Sponsor
In-Kind Donation Sponsor

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the time limit on this race?
  • The course closes after 45 minutes. Participants still on the course will be allowed to finish by using the sidewalks.
  • I am interested in volunteering, how can I get signed up?
  • Please go to our volunteer registration page:
  • What is the course?
  • The race begins and ends near Brewery 4two4.  The course travels counterclockwise, course link: BM Course
  • Where is packet pick up?
  • Brewery 4two4, Holland
  • What are the hours for packet pick up?
  • Tuesday 4/23/19, 4:30-6pm
  • Can I register the day of the race?
  • Yes, registration onsite and packet pick up are available.
  • Where should I park?
  • Parking is available in the Brewery 4two4  and Cross Country Cycle parking lots
  • Will there be pacers?
  • Yes, pacers will be running forward as safety officers and motivators.
  • Is gear check available?
  • Yes, gear check is set up inside Brewery 4two4.
  • Will there be beer at the finish?
  • Yes, beer will be available for purchase for discounted prices at Brewery 4two4.
  • Can I walk the race?
  • Yes, walking is permitted.

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