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

The Martinsville Speedway Mile

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Once in a Lifetime Chance to Run on the Martinsville Speedway

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The Martinsville Speedway Mile 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 is not run on a standard 400 meter track but rather at a unique venue.


Runners will negotiate two laps around one of America’s iconic auto race tracks…The Martinsville Speedway.  Built in 1947, the track continues 72 years later as a major stop on the NASCAR circuit, hosting the STP 500 and the First Data 500 Monster Energy Cup races.


The race(s) will be conducted in several categories. There will be a Competition Heat for faster runners and a Runner Heat for those choosing to run at slower paces.   Children of all ages will participate in either Competition or Runner heats based on predicted time.


There will also be a non-competitive One Mile Walk with no awards or tee shirt given.  Walkers will still enjoy the exercise, fellowship, post-race snacks and the speedway experience.

We provide the following guidelines to help you choose the most appropriate heat for your registration:


Competition Heat - Predicted time 6:30 or faster.


Runner Heat - Predicted time over 6:30.


Non-Competitive Walk Heat - for those choosing to walk one mile with no awards.


Awards will be given for top three overall Male/Female Winners in each category and for top three in Male/Female Age Groups (5 year increments beginning at 9 and under).

So…runners, get your speed on!   Test yourself on the blazing fast pavement of the Martinsville Speedway.  Join us for the 2nd Annual Martinsville Speedway Mile on August 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM.  


Race Day Info!

  • Competition Heat to start promptly at 9:00 AM.
  • Runner Heat to follow at 9:20 AM
  • Non-Competitive One Mile Walk Heat to start at approximately 9:40 AM
  • Awards Ceremony at 9:50 AM
  • Speedway access and Parking Map is attached
  • Runners, Walkers and Spectators should enter Speedway through Gate 8

Late Registration and Packet pick up will be available at the Martinsville YMCA on Friday August 16 from Noon-6:00 PM and on race morning at the Speedway from 7:30 AM-8:30 AM.


2020 Registration

2019 Results


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