Mon May 31, 2021 Winchester, VA 22601 US Directions

Fitness Walk

$15 8:00AM EDT - 8:30AM EDT Price increases after May 23, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Mile Race

$25 8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after May 23, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Tot Trot

$7 10:00AM EDT - 10:10AM EDT Price increases after May 23, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Runners' Retreat
135 N. Loudoun St.
Winchester, VA US 22601

This is the 34th annual edition of the Loudoun Street Mile which traverses Loudoun Street in Historic Old Town Winchester, Virginia. This year's race will again serve as the Collegiate Running Association Championship race. 

COVID-19 UPDATE:  Please note that we made many changes to last year's race in order to comply with COVID regulations. We will do the same this year in an effort to insure another safe event. However, if you feel uncomfortable in a 'live' event of this size, or have any COVID symptoms, please do not attend. We will defer your entry to next year. 

2021 FORMAT: At this time, the race will now be run in waves of approximately 50 runners each. This could change depending on Covid19 regulations that are in place as of race day. 

The Top 50 men will run first at 8:30, followed by the Top 50 women at 8:40 The 3rd wave will be the next fastest times. We will continue to fill the waves based on entry time. The last few waves will random to allow families to run together. See full schedule below. Each wave will start 10 minutes after the preceding wave. 

THERE IS ALWAYS THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE RACE COULD BE MOVED TO A NEW DATE OR CANCELLED ALTOGETHER DUE TO COVID19 MANDATES. Please keep this in mind when you sign up. We will not give refunds this year but will instead defer your entry to next year. 

There will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION! You must enter the race by 5:00 PM on Sunday May 30th in order to compete. This will allow us time to organize the waves. 

Tee shirts only to the first 150 registrants who wish to purchase one.

Awards ceremony is pending Covid-19 protocols; at this time we will not have a food table at the conclusion of the race. 

We will not have race packets, only bib numbers and shirts (if purchased). If at all possible, please pick up your bib (and shirt) at Runners' Retreat starting on Mon. May 24th. If you register on-line, allow 24 hours to pick up your bib. On race day, we will begin pick-up AT THE STORE at 6:30AM. Please adhere to social distancing standards -- we will have marks on the mall to help maintain a safe distance between participants. Families may stay together. Allow enough time to arrive at the starting line. If you miss your heat, move to the last heat in the line. You will still receive an accurate time. 

Your bib number will indicate your wave. The letter preceding the number will be your wave. For example, if your number is E1234 you will be in Wave E. Please try to run in your assigned heat. 

When you arrive at the start area, line up with your wave and try to maintain a safe distance with other runners. Please do not intermingle in other waves. The A-wave will line up on the starting line and other waves will be staggered south on Loudoun Street and along Commerce Ave. As one wave begins the remaining waves will move up closer to the starting line. 

There will only be bottled water at the starting line. Porta-potties will be available but please be cognizant of social distancing guidelines. 



8:00 -- FITNESS WALK (untimed)
8:30 -- WAVE A: FAST MEN (TOP 25) ==> this will include the CRA men's championship
8:40 -- WAVE B: FAST WOMEN (TOP 25) ==> this will include the CRA women's championship
8:50 -- WAVE C: Next fastest group, etc. 
9:00 -- WAVE D
9:10 -- WAVE E
9:20 -- WAVE F
9:30 -- WAVE G
9:40 -- WAVE H
10:00 (or 15 mins. after final wave) -- TOT TROT 
We will have as many waves as necessary to accommodate all runners. We will seed you by time unless you wish to run with your family. 
Please stay tuned for other changes that may occur -- we will post them here, on our website and our Facebook page. Events are rather dynamic at this time but we will do everything in our power to have a successful event. We also hope that we will not have to move the race date again. In light of all of this, if you still desire or require a refund, please contact us at mark@runnersretreat.com



STARTING LINE: All One Mile races will start at 1604 S. Loudoun Street near Blue Ridge Electric. 
PRIZE MONEY: Updated 5/10/21. Same for women and men. 1st place -- $500, 2nd place -- $300, 3rd place -- $200, 4th place -- $150, 5th place -- $100; 1st Masters - $75
AGE GROUPS AWARDS to top 3 in each age group: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49 for men and women; 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70-79 & 80+ for men; 50-59, 60-69 & 70+ for women.
COLLEGIATE ROAD MILE CHAMPIONSHIP: Separate prize money for the top 3 collegians. This is open to anyone who has taken at least one college class (even on-line) in the first half of 2020. Eligibility must be verified through the Collegiate Running Association. There will be prize money for the top 3 -- 1st place -$500, 2nd place $250, 3rd place $100. Double-dipping with open prize money WILL be allowed. 
Anyone interested in a comp-entry can email race director Mark Stickley at mark@runnersretreat.com There will be a limited number of entries comp'd but minimum requirements are sub-4:15 for men and sub 4:55 for women. 
Race Contact Info

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.loudounstreetmile.com.

Collegiate Running Association National Championship Mile race

Don't Forget!  This year we will host the Collegiate Running Association (CRA) National championship mile race! Collegiate runners will compete in the men's or women's races and will be eligible for separate prizes, including prize money. Overall awards to the top 5 and prize money to be determined, equal for men and women. Prize money winners WILL be able to 'double-dip' and accept open prize money if applicable. 

To be eligible for the collegiate championships, runner must be enrolled in at least one college course (online included) as of spring of this year. To confirm eligibility for CRA awards (checks to be mailed out after the race, not handed out on race day), contact CRA as they will have the final say. 

Printable Registration Form

Download and mail in or drop off a registration form to Runners Retreat (135 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, VA 22601) if you prefer.

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