Big Bang Mile

Sat July 16, 2022 Holmdel, NJ 07733 US Directions
Events

Family heat + youth - ages 12 and under

$15 5:00PM EDT - 5:20PM EDT Registration ends July 15, 2022 at 11:59am EDT
USATF NJ CHAMPIONSHIP

Masters men, ages 60+

$28 6:00PM EDT - 6:15PM EDT Registration ends July 15, 2022 at 11:59am EDT
USATF NJ CHAMPIONSHIP

Masters women, ages 40+

$28 6:20PM EDT - 6:35PM EDT Registration ends July 15, 2022 at 11:59am EDT
USATF NJ CHAMPIONSHIP

Masters men, ages 40 - 59

$28 7:00PM EDT - 7:15PM EDT Registration ends July 15, 2022 at 11:59am EDT

High School boys, ages 13 - 18

$15 6:40PM EDT - 6:55PM EDT Registration ends July 15, 2022 at 11:59am EDT

Middle school + High School boys + girls (ages 13 - 18)

$15 5:25PM EDT - 5:40PM EDT Registration ends July 15, 2022 at 11:59am EDT

Open men, ages 18 - 39

$28 7:30PM EDT - 7:45PM EDT Registration ends July 15, 2022 at 11:59am EDT

Open women, ages 18 - 39

$28 7:15PM EDT - 7:29PM EDT Registration ends July 15, 2022 at 11:59am EDT
Place
Bell Works
101 Crawfords Corner Rd
Holmdel, NJ US 07733
Description

The Shore Athletic Club is proud to host the

2ND ANNUAL BIG BANG MILE

Saturday, July 16, 2022
Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ



TENTATIVE EVENT SCHEDULE (RACE TIMES WILL BE ADJUSTED BASED ON ENTRIES) 

4:00 PM - Bib pick up opens (Science Expo in progress)

5:00 PM - Family heat + youth, ages 12 and under

5:25 PM - Middle School & High School (Age 13-18) Boys and Girls

5:40 pm:  Masters Women 50+ -- USATF-NJ Team Championship Race

6:00 pm:  Masters Men 60+ -- USATF-NJ Team Championship Race

6:20 pm:  Masters Women 40+ -- USATF-NJ Team Championship Race

6:40 pm:  Masters Men 50+ -- USATF-NJ Team Championship Race

7:00 pm:  Masters Men 40+ -- USATF-NJ Team Championship Race

7:15 pm:  Open Women -- USATF-NJ Team Championship Race         

7:30 pm:  Open Men -- -- USATF-NJ Team Championship Race

The schedule of each heat will be slightly adjusted on event day depending on the entries for each race

361-Flame Carbon fiber-plated racing shoes will be given to the top 3 overall open men and women, as well as the top 3 age graded masters men and women per USATFNJ guidelines.

Additional cash or merchandise prizes for the top open and masters finishers may also be available (more information to follow).

$200 Cash Bonus for a winning time under 4:10 for the men or under 4:50 for the women. 

This race will be the USATFNJ 2022 1 Mile Road Championship Race for Open and Masters men and women. 

Flat, fast USATF certified course on closed roads.

Course Records: Men - Luciano Fiore - 4:18.61.  Women - Courtney Decker - 5:11.49

REGISTRATION

$28 - All open and masters races
$15 - Family Heat and Middle School/High School Heat

 

Registration closes Friday, July 15, 2022

No registration on race day

No animals or headphones allowed. Strollers allowed only in the Family/Youth Heat at 5:00.

First 300 registered runners will receive a custom shirt with the event logo.

Custom race hats will be available to registrants for an additional fee.

New this year: Separate from the USATFNJ Team competition, we also welcome gyms and bear/restaurants to participate and take place in a friendly competition. Please see the separate race guidelines for this competition, or contact the Race Director for further information.

 

The Story Behind the Big Bang Mile

The Bell Works building was once a primary location for Bell Laboratories.  “Bell Labs” attracted top-notch scientists to conduct basic research that might advance telephony.  Two such scientists, Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, studied radio signals from space in support of the Telstar project.  In 1964, to their surprise, they observed a background noise coming from every direction in the sky.  Wherever they pointed their radio telescope, they measured the same frequency and strength of microwave radiation.  Puzzled, Penzias and Wilson conferred with colleagues.  Princeton University astronomer Robert Dicke revealed they had found evidence for the Big Bang.  This is a theory that the universe started with an explosion 13.8 billion years ago.  For their important contribution to science, Penzias and Wilson were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1978.

The radio telescope used by Penzias and Wilson still stands today.  It is located on top of Crawford Hill, about 2 miles northwest of the Bell Works facility.  A nearby plaque explains its significance.  It is worth a visit.

The Shore Athletic Club, New Jersey's oldest running club, dedicates the Big Bang Mile Race to scientists everywhere.  We hope that runners draw inspiration from this story to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and perhaps even pursue a STEM career.  Aim high!

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Attention competitors
Big Bang Antenna
Age group awards
Giveaway

First 200 runners to register will receive this bag!

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