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BEE CITY UpTown Martinsville Mile

Saturday, July 16, 2022

BEE CITY UpTown Martinsville 7:00pm race

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The UpTown Martinsville Mile is now the BEE CITY UpTown Martinsville Mile Run.  In March, 2021, City Council, in response to a proposal by the Martinsville Garden Club, passed a resolution designating the city as an affiliate of BEE CITY USA.  This designation recognizes the critical importance of sustaining pollinators in our environment.  Miles in Martinsville felt it appropriate to salute this effort by creating a “BEE” theme around our annual road mile run.


This event is also 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 BEE CITY UpTown Martinsville Mile Run will be conducted on a two lap course around the streets of UpTown Martinsville.  The race will start at 19 E Church and finish on Main Street at Uptown Farmers Market.  All ages, All speeds welcome.  We are planning two heats.  One for the speed demons and one for us normal folks.


Awards presentation and post-race gathering will take place at Uptown Farmers Market.  Runners, friends and family will enjoy, snacks, beverages (adult & otherwise) with some great tunes performed by Andy Burnette!




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 15, Noon – 6:00 PM; and on race day at Uptown Farmers parking lot, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM.  NOTE: Friday & Saturday paper registrations are $25 with no tee-shirt guarantee.  ONLINE REGISTRATION is strongly encouraged.



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