Carlisle Downtown Mile

Thu May 18, 2023 Carlisle, PA 17013 US Directions


Just For Fun Run / Walk

6:15PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT 13 & Under: $14

Mile Run

6:30PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT 13 & Under: $14

Team Challenge

7:15PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT



This year we are celebrating 12 years of the Carlisle Downtown Mile with race day May 18, 2023. In addition to the race on May 18th, we will have a virtual component of the race like last year. The Virtual Race will run from May 13-18, 2023.

The Carlisle Downtown Mile is a fundraiser for Employment Skills Center that provides adult education and training. All of our programs and classes are offered without charge. Those programs range from basic literacy skills; to course work, tutoring, and testing for the high school equivalency diploma; to work force development including nurse aide training, forklift training and success academy. 

Awards will be given for the top three male and female finishers in each age group category. Awards will also be given to the top three finishing teams in each Team Challenge Category: Corporate, Education, Non-Profit/Government, Healthcare and Serve/Protect. In addition, there will be awards for the overall fastest female and male runners provided by Appalachian Running Company. Fun run participants age 13 and under will receive participant medals. The awards ceremony will take place after the last race has finished and results are completed. 


LIVE RACE – May 18, 2023

  1.      Just For Fun Run / Walk
            Walk or run the course for fun. All participants 13 and under will receive a medal.
  2.    Age Group Races (Competitive): This is a competitive age group race on the certified mile course on High Street.

10 and under
11 – 13 years old
14 – 19 years old
20 – 29 years old
30 – 39 years old
40 – 49 years old
50 – 59 years old
60 – 69 years old
70 & over (Added to honor our past race director's father who was a competitive runner until age 85!)

  1.    Team Challenge
    Each member of the team (3-5 runners) run the course. Team members do not have to run together. The runners are chipped timed and the total time of the fastest 3 runners on each team will be used to determine team placement. In addition to the top teams, prizes will be given for best team costume. Results are at the finish in the following Team Challenge categories:

Protect & Serve


The Fun Run/Walk is NOT a timed race.  Runners/walkers will have ample time to get to the finish line.  Please be aware that the next heat starts 15 minutes behind the fun run/walk start time.  The Age Group races ARE chip timed on our USATF certified course.  Please start at the time of your age group, arriving a few minutes early so you are ready to go!  Races will be a gun start at the times below.  Bathrooms will be available at the starting line!

5:15 pm

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up at the start line

6:15 pm

Just for Fun Run/Walk (not timed)

6:30 pm

Age Groups: 10 and under, 11-13, and 14-19

6:45 pm

Age Groups: 20-29 and 30-39

7:00 pm

All age groups 40+

7:15 pm

Team Challenge Race


VIRTUAL – MAY 13 - 18, 2023

There was wonderful participation so we are continuing the virtual race in addition to the day of race. This will allow those to participate that are more comfortable running virtually and for those that live at a distance from Carlisle to be part of the Carlisle Downtown Mile.

For the virtual race, you may walk, run (hop, skip, etc.) on our original course, around town, on a track, in the woods, on a treadmill, in the pool, or anywhere else you want to for one mile. You can do that anytime from May 13th through May 18th. Then enter your time on RunSignUp. Results will be posted as the race progresses and the fastest time in each race category (age and gender, or team) wins bragging rights. We will use the honor system for reporting times.

The Virtual Mile is $10 for children 13 and under and $15 for anyone age 14 and over.  Virtual teams are $75 to sign up.  All prices will remain the same throughout the event. 

These times will not compete with the race day times on the High Street certified course.  All participants will receive a 10th Anniversary Carlisle Downtown Mile race shirt. Age groups and team categories are the same as the in-person mile.

Uploading Your Times
Participants will be able to record their time, track other racers, and challenge themselves. And remember, this is based on the honor system. No need to upload data to Strava or record your mile with a GPS. No one will be looking to DQ you. Once you are registered, you will be able to upload your time using the following steps:

Step 1: Make sure you are logged into RunSignUp (use the email you used to register).
Step 2: Click on the RESULTS then click on the blue box that says SUBMIT VIRTUAL RESULTS. Search for your name.
Step 3: Add your time and save your results. It might take a few minutes to update in the overall results but you can refresh the page and wait. That's it! You are done.



Early Bird

Feb 16, 2023 – March 31 2023


 April 1, 2023 - May 17, 2023

*T-shirt Deadline – May 1st*

Race Day

May 18, 2023

Children 13 and under




Adults (14 and up)




Teams (3-5 people)




**Race Day registration will be available at the start line at the Subway Carwash (900 West High St., Carlisle) beginning at 5:15pm.**


Packet and shirt pick-up will be at two different times.  On May 17th from 11:00am – 5:00pm packet pick-up will be at Appalachian Running Company, on Pomfret Street in Carlisle.  We highly encourage you to pick up this day, to avoid overcrowding on race day.  You may also pick-up your packet the day of the race starting at 5:15pm.  This will take place at the start, at Subway Carwash, 900 West High St. Carlisle.

All participants who register by May 1st will receive a Carlisle Downtown Mile shirt. For the virtual runner, we are offering the option to have shirts sent to you for a small fee or pick-up as usual. 


Individual awards will be based on the results from the age group races.  Awards are presented to the top overall male and female runners from the Appalachian Running Company.  Awards will also be given to the top 3 male and female places in each age group.  Separate awards will be given to the top 3 teams in each category.  Team runners are not eligible for overall awards.  Participants are only eligible for a prize in the race that they signed up for in registration. 

The Carlisle Downtown Mile is a one-mile USA Track and Field certified course on High Street in Carlisle, PA. The one-mile race begins at the Subway Car Wash near the corner of High and Orange Streets and ends near the corner of High Street and Court House Avenue. Quarter-mile markers will be present during the race.  


We are pleased to announce our beer garden will continue to be present for all participants who are 21 years and older.  ID will be checked at the entrance, after you have completed your race! We are proud to support many local breweries at our beer garden.  More information on specific vendors will be forthcoming.  Kids Alley will also be present for our younger racers.  Many local organizations present kids activities, including prizes, games, food, and fun!  The awards ceremony will take place after the last race has concluded and results are posted. 

Want to volunteer?
We can always use volunteers to help with the Carlisle Downtown Mile! It is a great time and all volunteers receive a complimentary race t-shirt for helping. Volunteer jobs include course and post-race activity setup, packet pickup, and tear down and more.  Interested? Email Brian at 

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Subway Car Wash 900 West High Street
Carlisle, PA US 17013

Race Contact Info

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USATF Certification

Course Map


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