START LOCATION: Market Street between 3rd & 4th Street
FINISH LOCATION: East Market Street, just past Mable Street in front of the Mifflinburg Middle School
TIME: 6:00PM - Fun Run Heat; 6:15PM - Heat 2; 6:25PM - Heat 3; 6:35PM - Team Challenge Heat / Elite Heat
PACKET PICK-UP: This will take place at the Mifflinburg Middle School starting at 4:30PM. Parking will be located at the Mifflinburg High School, Middle School and Elementary School.
Falcon Race Timing and the Mifflinburg Area Cross Country / Track & Field Team is proud to announce the second annual running of the Mifflinburg Miracle Mile on Thursday, June 8. The race will be a point-to-point event with a net downhill ideal for fast running times. After the race, enjoy some food and refreshments, kids activities and games. The race will be broken up into 4 different heats.
Proceeds from the 2018 event will benefit Camp Koala. Camp Koala hosts camps and support groups for grieving children who have experienced the death of a parent, primary caregiver or sibling. Founded in 2008, Camp Koala is a 501c3 nonprofit public charity offering grief support to children at no cost, thanks to our generous donors. Camp Koala was started by Lisa Streett-Liebetrau in memory of her sisters, Michelle and Heather Streett, who were killed in an auto accident in 1989. Since the Streett girls grew up in Mifflinburg, bringing the camp here was always a goal of Lisa’s. In 2016, Camp Koala in Union County began, with a weekend grief camp in the West End and a children’s grief support group at Evangelical Hospice. With three branches (Union County, Carlisle and Wilkes-Barre) Camp Koala operates year round. We host one, two and three day grief camps, local grief support groups at Evangelical Hospice and Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, as well as Children’s Grief Awareness Day activities in schools and Comfort Boxes for newly bereaved students in schools and funeral homes. With your help, we can continue to grow and prosper in Union County. Our success lies upon the shoulders of our community, thanks for helping!
6:00PM will kick off the night with a Fun Run. This heat is designed for anyone looking to participant in the race without being competitive. Walkers, strollers, pets are all welcome in this heat. No awards will be given out if you participant in this heat.
6:15PM & 6:25PM Heats will be broken down into age groups. All starting times will be announced closer to race day. These heats will be chipped time and all participants will be eligible for awards based on the following age groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
6:35PM heat will be the Team Challenge & Elite Heat. Teams will consist of 3-5 participants each. Each team will be scored based on their top 3 cumulative times. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall teams. Elite Men must be able to run a 6 minute mile or faster to participate in this heat. Elite Women must be able to run a 6:30 mile to participate in this heat.
REGISTRATION COST Adults: $15 until June 5th at 11:59pm; $20 on race night starting at 4:30pm Children 12 & Under: $12 until June 5th at 11:59pm; $17 on race night starting at 4:30pm
***SIGN UP ON OR BEFORE MAY 24 IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A T-SHIRT***
All registrations are final and no refunds will be issued.
PACKET PICK-UP This will take place on Thursday, June 7 starting at 4:30pm at the Mifflinburg Middle School (100 Mabel Street). Once you have picked up your t-shirt and bib, you will then have to walk 1 mile to the start line. It is located on Market Street between 3rd & 4th Street.
COURSE The Mifflinburg Mile is a one-mile point-to-point course along Market Street. The starting line is between 3rd & 4th Street and the finish line is in front of the Mifflinburg Middle School.
CHIP TIMING All heats will be chip timed by Falcon Race Timing. Participants will cross both the starting mat as well as the finish mat to record an official time. If you do not cross the starting line mat you will not receive a time for your heat or the overall race. Please make sure you are ready and lined up behind the starting line mat prior to the start of your heat. Please do not jump into the race without crossing the starting mat.
EVENT SCHEDULE ON RACE DAY 4:30 to 5:45pm – Registration and last minute packet pick-up at the Mifflinburg Middle School 6:00pm – Heat 1 - Fun Run 6:15pm – Heat 2 - Age Groups 6:25pm – Heat 3 - Age Groups 6:35pm – Heat 4 - Team Challenge / Elite Heat 7:00pm – Awards Ceremony
COURSE RECORD CASH PRIZE Break the course record and win $100! The persons who set the next course record will earn $100 cash. The current male record set in 2017: 4:29.63 held by Garrett Baublitz. The current female record set in 2017: 5:04.75 held by Megan Marshall. If the course record is not broken, the prize money will roll over to 2019 for a chance to win double!
ROAD CLOSURES All lanes of Market Street will be closed on race day from approximately 5:30PM to approximately 7:00PM between 4th Street and Mable Street.
FOOD There will be a food truck as well as ice cream at the finish line. Participants and spectators must PURCHASE any food items following the race. The event will only be providing water for finisher. Please make sure you bring some money if you wish to purchase anything at the finish line.