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High Street Mile

 24th Annual Newburyport High Street Mile           

            Sunday, August 3, 2014

            9:15 AM start

The Winner’s Circle Running Club’s 24th Annual Newburyport High Street Mile will be run on August 3, 2014. 9:15 AM start start at Atkinson Common in Newburyport, MA. Fast/flat USATF certified straight line course (USATF certification MA07009JK). Separate start times based on age division and sex. Proceeds benefit the River Rivals (Amesbury, Newburyport, Pentucket, Triton) XC and T&F programs.


High Street Mile Competition and fun for all at WCRC’s Newburyport High Street Mile

The 2014 Newburyport High Street Mile has been selected to be the USA Track & Field New England 1 Mile Championship event.

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Click here for a paper application you can print and mail in.

* See below for information on discounted rates for USATF-New England member running clubs.

Sponsored by:
NewburyportBrewing2 Greater Boston Running Company

Day-Before Number Pickup and Last Minute Registration – Saturday August 2

Pre-registered runners can stop by the Greater Boston Running Company store in Newburyport to pick up their shirts and numbers on Saturday, August 2 between 10 AM and 1 PM. What better way to make race day easy and fun? Just show up Sunday ready to run, no waiting in lines necessary! This will also be the last chance for runners to sign up for the pre-registration price of $25. Race day registration will be $30 for adults 16 and over (still $20 for youth 15 and under on race day).

Projected Heat Start Times (Please be prepared to run 15 minutes prior to these estimated Start Times):

  • Heat 1: 9:15 Girl’s & Boy’s Race – Ages 15 and under
  • Heat 2: 9:40 Non-USATF Males and Females - Ages 16 and up
  • Heat 3: 10:00 USATF-NE Women’s Championship Race – Ages 16 and up
  • Heat 4: 10:15 USATF-NE Men’s Championship Race – Ages 16 and up

Open Course Records:

  • Men’s Open: Pat Fullerton 3:58.8 2013
  • Women’s Open: Amy Mortimer  4:35 2008
  • Men’s Master: Ed Sparkowski 4:22 1997
  • Women’s Master:   Zofia Wieciorkowska 5:05 2007
  • Men’s Senior:   Richard Murray  4:42 1997
  • Women’s Senior:    Zofia Wieciorkowska 5:21.5 2013


PRIZE MONEY: Top 5 Male/Female Overall $750, $450, $250, $150, $100; Top 3 Male/Female 40+ $150, $100, $50; Top Male/Female 50+ $50; Top Male/Female 60+ $25. In order to be eligible for cash awards you must be a USATF member.

PREEMS: Cash awards (courtesy of Lou Ristaino) for the first male & female athletes passing each of these splits: 1/2 mile – male $50 for 2:00 or faster, female $50 for 2:15 or faster; 3/4 mile – male $75 for 3:00 or faster, female $75 for 3:23 or faster. In order to be eligible for cash awards you must be a USATF member.

USATF-NE TEAMS: Top 3 Male/Female Teams Overall $125, $75, $50; Top Male/Female Team 40+ $50; Top Male/Female Team 50+ $25. In order to score in the USATF-NE Team categories you must be a USATF-NE individual member registered with a USATF-NE member club. * See below for information on discounted rates for USATF-New England member running clubs.

FIELD SIZE: Adult heats limited to 200 runners, kid’s heat limited to 500. Race T-shirts to first 500 to register.

GREATER BOSTON RUNNING COMPANY:  Course record cash bonus to 1st Open Male & Female

AGE DIVISION AWARDS: 9&under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

POST RACE BASH / RAFFLES / SPEED SERIES AWARDS: at the Winner’s Circle Sports Bar following the race, sponsored by the Newburyport Brewing Company.

Chip timed by Yankee Timing - 2012 Race Results - 2013 Race Results
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Discounted Registration Rate for USATF-New England Member Running Clubs

USATF-NE member running clubs can get a discounted registration rate for their runners who themselves are individual USATF-NE members attached to that club. Simply download this spreadsheet (right-click and choose “save as”), fill it out and send it as an email attachment to hsmile@runthecircle.org. Also send a single check, paying for all runners in your list, to: High Street Mile, C/O Tom Chase, 42 Moulton Street, Newburyport MA 01950. The registration fees for USATF-NE member clubs are: $20 each for runners under 65, $15 each for 65+. In order to qualify for the discounted rate clubs must submit their list and payment by July 28.

USATF-NE members running as part of USATF-NE clubs can also register individually on-line using the normal registration link. Normal registration rates will apply, but runners will be affiliated with their indicated clubs in the team competition.

The High Street Mile is the final race of the WCRC Speed Series 4-3-2-1. The four race series begins at the end of March at the April Fool’s 4 Mile Race, continues in May with the Run for the Roses 5k, continues in June with the Pat Polletta 2 Mile Race, and finishes in August at the High Street Mile. “It’s all about running faster.”

For more information, email hsmile@runthecircle.org.