The Valley's Fastest Man Mile Series 2017

1 Mile

Event Date

Thu, Jul 27, 2017


Wilkes-Barre, PA


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The Valley's Fastest Man Mile Series

$35 $35 Register

About This Activity

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 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 $370 for the top male and female runners.

Prize money shall be awarded to the top three male and female athletes with the lowest accumulated time for the three series events. Prize money is as follows:  First Place, $100, Second Place, $50, Third Place, $35.

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.

Race #1

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.  If you choose to do only this race, the cost is $10.

Parking is available in the campus parking lots.

Race #2

The second mile of the series takes place on August 10 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.  The cost of just this race, and not the full series, will be $10.

Parking is available at the Kingston Recreation Park building off of Third Ave and limited parking at the Church Street park itself.

Race #3

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?

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 and each runner will receive one drink chip, with the opportunity to purchase more drinks from the bar as desired. 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.

Elite Division

There's an elite division for this series and athletes who would like to be considered need to contact

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.

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