About The Race.
One mile road race on Loudoun Street in Historic Old Town Winchester, Virginia. This is the 34th annual event and will again serve as the RRCA Virginia State Championship race.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note that are making many changes to the race in order to comply with current COVID regulations. We are doing everything we can to insure a safe event — however, if you feel uncomfortable in a ‘live’ event of this size, or have any COVID symptoms, please do not attend. You can elect to receive a refund in that case.
NEW FORMAT: The race will now be run in waves of approximately 50 runners each. The Top 50 men will run first at 9:00, followed by the Top 50 women. The 3rd wave will be the next fastest times, men and women combined, followed by random heats of approximately 50 people. This will allow families to run together. See full schedule below.
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 – $500
2nd – $250
4th – $100
5th – $75
1st Masters (40+) – $75
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.
Awards to Overall winner, Masters (40+) winner, Grandmasters (50+) winner, Senior Grandmasters (60+) winner. Winners will be moved up to highest category (eg, if a 50-year old is the first finisher over 40, they will receive the Masters award. The 2nd 50+ year old will be recognized as the Grandmaster’s winner).
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 2021. Eligibility must be verified through the Collegiate Running Association. There will be prize money for the top 3 — $500 for first, $250 for second and $100 for third. Double-dipping with open prize money WILL be allowed.
Anyone interested in a comp-entry can email race director Mark Stickley at email@example.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.