The Rochester Mile is a fun and exciting edition to the Rochester Twilight Criterium on Saturday, June 12th. Just like the Criterium, athletes will compete in separate 1-mile races (Elite Women's and Elite Men's). These races will be on the same course that the cyclists use with the highlight of the evening being the Elite Women’s race (with a purse of $2500) and an Elite Men’s race (also with a purse of $2500). Come see some of the fastest runners in the Northeast compete on the streets of the City of Rochester!
To participate in the Rochester Mile elite division you must have run a qualifying time. Qualifying times are as follows:
Men’s Elite: 4:30 or faster mile
Women’s Elite: 5:30 or faster mile
Equivalent 1500 meter and 1600 meter times will be accepted.
No qualifying time required for the amateur division.
Qualifying times must be run on or after May 11, 2020.
There are only 9 corners on the course, a slight downhill after the start and an uphill just past the half mile point. The course is wide and on recently resurfaced city streets. All runners will race just over 1 complete lap of the .95 mile Criterium course. There are 500M, 300M, 200M, 100M and 50M to-go markers on the course.
Elite Prize Money (Women and Men)
First Place - $1500
Second Place - $500
Third Place - $250
Fourth Place - $150
Fifth Place - $100
There will be a $300 bonus to whoever is leading at 800 meters.
Schedule of events:
7:40 pm: Elite women's race starts(note: Amateur women to start lined up directly behind elite women)
8:00 pm: Elite men's race starts(note: Amateur men to start lined up directly behind elite men)
9:00 pm: Race award ceremony in the Rundel Library
10:20 pm Elite awards ceremony at center stage