Manchester Running Company Presents
The Spring Street Mile
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Manchester, Conn. • Downhill Mile • Certified Course
USATF-CT Road Racing Championship
Manchester Running Company is pleased to bring you the return of the Spring Street Mile! Please join us for an 8:30 a.m. start. The mile will take place before Halfway to Turkey Day 5k!
This is a POINT-TO-POINT race; which means the start and finish are 1 mile away from each other, please plan accordingly.
Start: Spring St. Manchester, Conn.- near the intersection with Tam Rd. (click here for map and directions)
Finish: Adjacent to Mt. Nebo/Globe Hollow Parking Lot on Spring St. Manchester, Conn.
7:00 a.m. - Bib Pick-Up opens at Globe Hollow Parking Lot
8:15 a.m. - Mile Bib Pick-Up Closes
8:30 a.m. - Women's Mile Start
8:45 a.m. - Men's Mile Start
9:15 a.m. - Mile Awards
9:30 a.m. Halfway to Turkey Day 5k Start
The mile is for everyone! First timers and seasoned runners come and get your fastest mile.
We ask that you be humble and honest about your speed and abilities. If you can run under 4:20 for men and 5:10 for women you are welcome to start on the starting line, if you cannot, we ask that you take a step back and allow the faster runners to start on the line. We reserve the right to remove you from the starting line and disqualify you without refund if you do not comply. This is for everyone's safety. The winning times for men are usually under 4 minutes and the women's winner is typically around 4:30.
$22.50: Now through March 31st
$25.00: April 1 - May 1
$30.00: May 2 - May 20th
Cost on Race Day is $35 - please register in advance!
Youth (12 and under) just $10
Online: Click here to register online!
Day of Registration and Packet Pickup will take place at the Globe Hollow Parking lot. Day of registration is completely paperless. Race day registration closes at 8:15 a.m. Race numbers will be picked up on race day.
Elite Runners: If you feel you have the credentials to be considered an elite runner (i.e. have run sub 4:07 for men or sub 4:40 for women) please contact Patrick Byrne at email@example.com with links to recent top performances by May 6th. We have room for up to three complimentary entries per race. You will be notified if you have been selected for a comp entry on May 13th.
T-Shirts: The first 150 pre-registered runners get a tech t!
Prizes/Awards: Prize money is available for the top three runners in each gender of the Spring Street Mile. In order to be eligible you must not be serving any doping ban from any organizing athletics body.
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $75
3rd Place: $50
Top Master's Runner (age 40+): $50
Prize money winners are based on the top three qualified runners across the finish line regardless of chip time.
An additional $25 will be awarded to the first male and female through 1/2 mile and 3/4 mile mark. Course record bonus is $50.
Age group awards for the top two in each division
Men's - Erik Berg - 3:55 - 2015
Women's - Anna Shields - 4:22 - 2019
Timing: Timing is brought to you by Last Mile Racing Co. and will be timed using the B-Tag timing system. You must wear your bib on the front of your body to ensure the most accurate time.
Parking: Due to the fact that the race is a point-to-point event, we ask that participants plan ahead, if you are not going to want to walk the one mile back to start of the race, we suggest parking at the finish in the Mt. Nebo or Globe Hollow parking lot. On the other hand those who wish to park closer to the start of the race have the option of parking on Glen St. Glen St. is a very small road which bears to the right just before crossing the bridge on Spring St. near Case Mountain. There may be some parking available on side streets throughout the course but do not park illegally as you will be towed at your own expense. Please do not park on Spring Street.
Restrooms: Restrooms will be available at Globe Hollow.
Personal Property: Manchester Running Company is not responsible for lost or stolen items, please do not leave items at the start of the race, we will not guarantee they will be there at the end and will not hold on to items for participants. Any items found will be brought to the awards ceremony to be claimed.
Volunteers: Interested in volunteering at the Spring Street Mile!? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Volunteers will earn a free Manchester Running Company shirt along with other delightful treats.
Sponsorship Opportunities: If you would like to sponsor the Spring Street Mile please contact Patrick Byrne at email@example.com