WVS Valley's Fastest Man/Woman Mile Series

Wed July 24 - Thu August 22
Events

WVS Valley's Fastest Man/Woman Mile Series

07/24 - 08/22 7:00PM EDT - 9:00PM EDT

Race #1 - King's College Track

07/24 7:00PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT

Race #2 - Paved Park Loop

08/07 7:00PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT
Description

Breaker Brewing Company Giants Despair Mile pre-registration closed Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:59am. Post registration is $25 at the venue. (See below for details.)


WHO is the fastest man and woman in the Wyoming Valley? A simple question, but hard to answer, indeed. The WVS Valley's Fastest Man/Woman Mile Series answers that question. 

The series consists of three events over arguably the greatest test for middle-distance runners: the famed and glorious Mile!

This series and the individual races that make up this series, are open to anyone. You do not need to be a Wyoming Valley Striders club member to run. You can however become a member or renew your membership during the online registration checkout process. Online memberships are $7 per year and membership cards are sent within a week of receipt.

$100 prize money and plaque will be awarded to the top male and female series winners and the top three overall for each gender will win a medal.  There will be series age group awards for 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

There are bonus awards for the Breaker Brewing Company Giants' Despair Mile race: $20 vouchers for Breaker Brewing Company to the top overall male and female and top master male and master female, and $10 Breaker Brewing Company vouchers to the top male and female in each age group. 

All entrants who register for the entire series are invited to a FREE awards after-party inside Breaker Brewing Company after the final race.  There will be plenty of food and refreshments and there will be a healthy meal option. 

If you choose to register for the series:

  • Pre-entry fee (club pays processing fee!): WVS members $40 (with code WVSS1M1920), non-club members $45. (Closes 7/22/19 at 11:59am)
  • Race day series entry fee, payable by cash or check at the venue of the first race, is $50 for everyone.
  • Packet pickups are at the race venues on race days.

Race #1

The first race in the series, the mile on July 24 at 7:00 PM, takes place on an outdoor artificial surface all-weather track at King's College located at 101 Highland Park Blvd, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702.  No hills, very little wind, perfect evening running conditions.  No excuses!  The race will be run in heats based on expected finishing time.

If you choose to only do this race:

  • Pre-entry fee (club pays processing fee!): WVS members $13 (with code WVSr1119), non-club members $15. (Closes 7/22/19 at 11:59am)
  • Race day entry fee is $20 cash or check for everyone.

Race-day registration and packet pickup is at the race venue.

Parking is available in the campus parking lots.

Race #2

The second mile of the series takes place on August 7 at 7:00 PM, and will be run within the grounds of the Church Street Park on Church Street (just off of Third Ave) in Kingston PA. The course consists of an approximately half mile paved path around the perimeter of the park. The runners will make almost 2 complete laps to finish the mile.

If you choose to only do this race:

  • Pre-entry fee (club pays processing fee!): WVS members $13 (with code WVSr211920), non-club members $15 (Closes 8/5/19 at 11:59am)
  • Race day entry fee is $20 cash or check for everyone.

Race-day registration and packet pickup takes place at the Kingston Recreation Park building located at 655 Third Ave, Kingston PA , just down the street from the race venue.

Parking is available at the Kingston Recreation Park building and limited parking at the Church Street park itself.

Race #3

The final in the series is the challenging Breaker Brewing Company Giants Despair Mile, contested on August 22 at 7:00 PM, over the famed Giants Despair Hill Climb course in Laurel Run PA.

This race is run over a paved road course, closed to traffic, and has 650 grueling feet of elevation climb over the mile distance. The GPS coordinates for the race venue are 41°13'23.3"N 75°51'55.5"W.

Immediately after the race, all series entrants are invited to a FREE awards after-party inside Breaker Brewing Company where there will food and refreshments.  There will be a healthy-choice food option and each runner will receive one drink chip, with the opportunity to purchase more drinks from the bar as desired. Runners who did not enter the entire series or who would like to bring others, can do so at a cost of $10.00 each.  The party tickets can be added to your order at checkout.

If you choose to only do this race:

  • Pre-entry fee (club pays processing fee!): WVS members $18 (with code WVSr3119GD), non-club members $20 (Closes 8/20/19 at 11:59am)
  • Race day entry fee is $25 cash or check for everyone.

Race-day registration and packet pickup is available at the race venue, as is parking.

Elite Division

There's an elite division for this series and athletes who would like to be considered need to contact chris.wadas@gmail.com.

Duplication of Awards

There will be no duplication of awards in this series.

Refunds and Rejection of Entries

There are no refunds of entry fees and the race directors reserve the right to accept or reject any entry for either the series or any of the individual races that make up the series.

Place
This series takes place at three different venues: Miseridordia University at Dallas PA, Church Street Park at Kingston PA, and Giants Despair at Laurel Run PA. Addresses above.
Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup

Registration on race day is from 5:30 PM to 6:45 AM at each race venue. Please register early on race day.

Online registrants can pick up their race packet on race day.

Series entry fee at the venue of the first series race is possible--it is $50.  Entry fee for the individual races is $20.00 at the venues, except for the Breaker Brewing Company Giants Despair mile where it is $25.00.  In all cases, payment is by cash or check.

Safety

We do not recommend the wearing of headphones!

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted outside of Breaker Brewing Company property and only in designated areas!

Participants are not permitted to be accompanied by animals.

Baby strollers of any type are not permitted!

USATF Sanction

This series and the races that make up this series are USATF sanctioned events.

Results

Complete results will be posted here on RunSignup.com, on the WVS website, WVS Facebook and on NEPARunner.com.

Search for past results.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://home.ptd.net/~rrrawls/wyoval.htm.

Series and Individual Race Questions

Contact Chris Wadas / chris.wadas@gmail.com

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