Bruce Barnes Mile

Featuring the fastest & most scenic mile course in Virginia! Chip timed.


Who was Bruce Barnes?

Back in the 1980's, Bruce Barnes was not only one of the fastest runners in an already really fast town, he was also easily one of the nicest! For 10 years, from 1980 through the summer of his untimely and tragic death in 1990, the handsome New York speedster from Westchester County was one of the most dominant racers in the state and also one of the most popular. Not only could he run a sub-2:30 marathon and a 51 minute 10 miler, he could also go back out onto a course, after winning the race.

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Volunteer Race Directors

Lindy Bain and Mark Lorenzoni, both close friends of Barnes, have directed the event since 1992.

Ode to Bruce

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