WHO is the fastest man and woman in the Wyoming Valley? A simple question, but hard to answer, indeed. The Valley's Fastest Man Mile Series answers that question.
The Valley's Fastest Man Mile Series is in it's 6th year and the entire series is being sponsored by the Susquehanna River Runners Club.
The series consists of three events over arguably the greatest test for middle-distance runners: the famed and glorious Mile!
There is a guaranteed minimum series cash purse of $440 for the top three male and female runners and top master man and woman.
Plaques shall be awarded to the top male and female athletes with the lowest accumulated time for the three series events. Age group awards shall be awarded to the top three runners, male and female, with the lowest accumulated series events finishing times, in each of eight age groups. The age groups are: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.
Everyone who preregisters for the entire series by July 20 will receive a commemorative souvenir tee shirt. After that date, the next 25 series or individual race entrants will receive a tee shirt, but sizes cannot be guaranteed.
All entrants who register for the entire series are invited to a FREE awards after-party inside Breaker Brewing Company after the final race. There will be plenty of food and refreshments and there will be a healthy meal option.
The first race in the series, the Experience Fitness Mile on July 27 at 7:00 PM, takes place an outdoor artificial surface all-weather track at at Misericordia University's Mangelsdorf Field at 301 Lake Street in Dallas PA. No hills, very little wind, perfect evening running conditions. No excuses! The race will be run in heats base on expected finishing time. Race-day registration is at the race venue.
Parking is available in the campus parking lots.
The second mile of the series takes place on August 11 at 7:00 PM, and will be run within the grounds of the Church Street Park off of Third Ave in Kingston PA. The course consists of an approximately half mile paved path around the perimeter of the park. The runners will make almost 2 complete laps to finish the second leg of the mile series. Race-day registration takes place at the Kingston Recreation Park building off of Third Ave, just down the street from the race venue.
Parking is available at the Kingston Recreation Park building off of Third Ave.
The final in the series is the challenging Breaker Brewing Company Giants Despair Mile, contested on August 24 at 7:00 PM, over the famed Giants Despair Hill Climb course in Laurel Run PA.
This race is run over a paved road course, closed to traffic, and has 650 grueling feet of elevation climb over the mile distance. The GPS coordinates for the race venue are 41°13'23.3"N 75°51'55.5"W.
Do YOU have what it takes to conquer this challenge?
This race has bonus awards. The top three male and female finishers will each receive a $20 voucher to Breaker Brewing Co. which is open after the race and located just down the hill from the race venue. A $10 voucher to Breaker Brewing Co. shall be awarded to the top male and female finishers in each of the eight age groups. A $5 voucher to Breaker Brewing Co. shall be awarded to all entrants. The bonus awards presentation will be inside Breaker Brewing Co. after the race at 787 E Northampton St, Wilkes-Barre Township with parking and entrance behind the brewery on Lehigh Street.
Immediately after the race, all series entrants are invited to a FREE awards after-party inside Breaker Brewing Company where there will food and refreshments. There will be a healthy choice food option. The bonus awards for this race will be inside after the race. Runners who did not enter the entire series or who would like to bring others, can do so at a cost of $10.00 each. The party tickets can be added to your order at checkout.
Race-day registration is available at the race venue as is parking.
There's an elite division for this series and athletes who would like to be considered need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duplication of Awards
There will be no duplication of awards in this series.
Refunds and Rejection of Entries
There are no refunds of race fees for this series or individual events in the series.
The Susquehanna River Runners Club reserves the right to accept or reject any entry.
Commemorative Souvenir Tee-Shirts
Sign up for the series before July 21 to guarantee yourself a tee shirt. However, if you miss the cutoff, and are one of the first 25 to sign up for the series or a single race of the series, you WILL recieive a tee-shirt, but your size will not be guaranteed.