About The Race.
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.
NEW FORMAT: The race will now be run in waves of approximately 25 runners each. We hope to increase the heats to groups of 50. This is will be dependent on Covid19 regulations that are in place as of race day.
The Top 25 men will run first at 8:30, followed by the Top 25 women at 8:40. The remaining waves will also be seeded through 6:00 for men and 7:00 for women. Those will then be followed by random waves of approximately 25 people. This will allow families to run together. See full schedule below. Each wave will start 10 minutes after the preceding wave.
Wave assignments will be posted the week prior to the race but will not become official until the day prior to the race. If you wish to be re-assigned please contact the race director. Please do not move “UP” a wave but moving “BACK” will generally not be a problem.
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.
All One Mile races will start at 1604 S. Loudoun Street near Blue Ridge Electric.
There will be prize money to the top 5 runners and first masters (equal for men and women): 1st – TBD
2nd – TBD
3rd – TBD
4th – TBD
5th – TBD
1st Masters (40+) – TBD
Awarded 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.
We have once again been selected to host the RRCA Regional Mile Championships. We have been the State or Regional Championship hosts each year since 2014.
The top 3 collegians will be recognized as the CRA winners. This is open to anyone who has taken at least one college class (even on-line) in the first half of 2021. Eligibility must be verified through the Collegiate Running Association. There will be prize money for the top 3 — Amounts to be determined. Double-dipping with open prize money WILL be allowed.
Anyone interested in a comp-entry can email race director Mark Stickley at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.