Race Details

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Athens Mile is a road mile and begins at 9:00 am on Vermillion Street near the red light. Runners & walkers will make their way down Vermillion Street towards Concord University. They will turn left onto campus at the entrance of Concord and make their way around the university to the track and football stadium. The participants will turn right into the stadium parking lot and continue onto the track where they will finish.

RACE HEADQUARTERS - REGISTRATION & PACKET PICK-UP

Concord University Track/Leslie R. and Ruby Webb Carter Center - Athens, West Virginia

SCHEDULE

Friday, July 18th - Packet Pick-up 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 19th - Packet Pick-up 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Saturday, July 19th – Late Registration 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Registration will close at 8:15!!

Saturday, July 19th Athens Mile Run Start time: 9:00 AM

Saturday, July 19th – Kid’s Quarter Mile – 9:30 AM or after the last mile runner/walker has crossed the line (for ages 10 and under)

ENTRY FEES

(Entry fees are non-refundable!)

Early Registration (Entry form received by 7/1/2012) $15.00 (one entry form per person)

Regular & Same Day Registration - $20.00 (one entry form per person)

Kid’s Quarter Mile - $5

AGE DIVISIONS

13 & under, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over

CLYDESDALE DIVISION

Are you a man who likes to race but think it’s unfair since you’re...well, heavier than most runners? If so, this is the division for you! Sign up as a Clydesdale runner and compete against those of equal...mass. Clydesdale runners will run with the rest of the runners, but will receive their own awards! You must be a male and at least 200 lbs to enter as a Clydesdale. You will not be able to receive an age group award if you enter as a Clydesdale. If you weigh over 200 lbs you do not have to enter the Clydesdale division...feel free to compete with the other runners and walkers!

T-SHIRTS

Race t-shirts are guaranteed to all mile racers who register early. Those who register late or on the day of the race are not guaranteed a shirt. Kids Quarter Mile racers will not receive a t-shirt.

AWARDS

Athens Mile Run: Top 3 overall male and female will receive awards. Top 3 male and female in each age group will receive awards. Top 3 Clydesdales will receive awards. You may only receive one award.

Kid’s Quarter Mile: Ribbons Will be awarded to all finishers of the Kid’s Quarter Mile as they finish.

REGISTRATION

Click here to register

“WHERE DOES OUR MONEY GO??”

Proceeds made by the race will go to the Princeton Church of God Running Club to help with future events and various running club expenses.

DIRECTIONS TO RACE

From Blacksburg, VA (1 hour): Take US-460 West towards Bluefield. Go approximately 50 miles then merge onto I-77 North. Take Exit 14 and turn right at the end of the ramp onto Mercer Springs Road. Drive approximately 2.7 miles to the end of the road. Turn left at the stop sign onto Rt. 20. Drive approximately 2 miles and take a right at the first and only stop light you come to, onto Vermillion Street. Turn left

.5 miles down the road onto the campus of Concord University. Follow the road around campus to the football/track stadium parking, which will be on your right.

From Charleston (1.5 hours) /Beckley, WV (35 minutes): Take I-77 South to exit 14. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Mercer Springs Road. Drive approximately 2.7 miles to the end of the road. Turn left at stop sign onto Rt. 20. Drive approximately 2 miles and take a right at the first and only stop light you come to, onto Vermillion Street. Turn left .5 miles down the road onto the campus of Concord University. Follow the road around campus to the football/track stadium parking, which will be on your right.

From Wytheville, VA (40 minutes): Take I-77 North to West Virginia. Take exit 14 and turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Mercer Springs Road.    Drive approximately 2.7 miles to the end of the road. Turn left at stop sign onto Rt. 20. Drive approximately 2 miles and take a right at the first and only stop light you come to, onto Vermillion Street. Turn left .5 miles down the road onto the campus of Concord University. Follow the road around campus to the football/track stadium parking, which will be on your right.

From Bluefield, WV/VA (30 minutes): Take US-460 East toward’s Princeton/Blacksburg. Turn onto I-77

North. Take exit 14 and turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Mercer Springs Road.    Drive approximately 2.7 miles to the end of the road. Turn left at stop sign onto Rt. 20. Drive approximately 2 miles and take a right at the first and only stop light you come to, onto Vermillion Street. Turn left .5 miles down the road onto the campus of Concord University. Follow the road around campus to the football/track stadium parking, which will be on your right.

LODGING

Princeton, WV:

  • Country Inn & Suites - (304) 425-2200
  • Hampton Inn - (304) 431-2580
  • Days Inn - (304) 425-8100
  • Comfort Inn - (304) 487-6101
  • Sleep Inn & Suites - (304) 431-2800

Pipestem, WV:

  • Pipestem Resort State Park - www.pipestemresort.com

MORE INFO

For more information please contact Lance McDaniel at lmcdaniel@pcogwv.com or visit golifelinechurch.com/athens-mile