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Half marathon and 10K family fun races in Martinsville, VA - near Roanoke, VA and Greensboro NC

The Martinsville Mile

Saturday, July 20, 2024


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2024 will mark Miles in Martinsville’s 6th consecutive one mile road race. 


This event is a salute to the historical allure of the one mile run.  What runner isn’t familiar with the first sub 4 minute mile run by Sir Roger Bannister.  Typically, runners experience the one mile run only as part of a track meet.  Most often at a high school or college track team event.  This race will not be run on a standard 400 meter track but rather at a unique venue. The one mile course be on a downhill section of the area’s iconic Dick & Willie Passage Trail. 


The race will start near the intersection of the Uptown Connection Trail and the Dick & Willie Trail.  All ages, all speeds welcome.  We are planning two heats.  One for the speed demons and one for us normal folks.  Check out the course by clicking on the ROUTE MAP icon


Awards presentation and post-race gathering will take place at the Liberty Street Trailhead parking lot.  Runners will enjoy, snacks, beverages and awards ceremony following race.


* NON-COMPETITIVE ONE MILE WALK. - Want to be a part of this fun summer event but not race.  Register for the non-competitive walk.  Walkers are not eligible for awards and will not receive race shirt.  However, you still get the exercise and are a part of this fun summer event.


* VIRTUAL OPTION – Want to run the Martinsville Mile but cannot be there on July 20.  Sign up for the “Virtual” option.  As a Virtual runner, you will not be eligible for overall or age group awards but you still get the challenge and the official sleeveless race shirt.


·         Register by July 13.

·         Run the Martinsville Mile on the official race course between July 13 and July 20.  Start at Dick & Willie Trail milepost 2.5 and finish at Dick & Willie Trail Milepost 1.5.

·         Submit documentation of your run by downloading data from your GPS watch platform and forwarding to Race Director, Brad Kinkema at, by midnight, July 19, 2024

·         Race Director will compile results and make arrangements to Pick up your official race shirt

·         Race results will include virtual runners as a separate category.




1ST Place Female & Male - $75

2nd Place Female & Male - $50

3rd Place Female & Male - $25




1st, 2nd, & 3rd place finishers receive $50 bonus payment if time requirements below are met.

4:45:00 or faster - FEMALE

4:20:00 or faster - MALE


Note: Miles in Martinsville and the MARTINSVILLE MILE RUN event are not responsible for effect of cash awards on school, scholarship, amateur or other eligibility for cash prizes.  Runners should determine their personal eligibility for such awards and if in their best interest, refuse such award.





Register online by clicking the registration link on this page.


Paper registration forms are available at link on this page and completed forms may be submitted at packet pickup – AT THE YMCA on Friday July 19, Noon – 6:00 PM; and on race day AT THE YMCA, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION OR PACKET PICK-UP AT RACE START OR FINISH SITES.

NOTE: Friday & Saturday paper registrations are $35 with no tee-shirt guarantee. 


ONLINE REGISTRATION is strongly encouraged.




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