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.
The 2014 Newburyport High Street Mile has been selected to be the USA Track & Field New England 1 Mile Championship event.
* See below for information on discounted rates for USATF-New England member running clubs.
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).
Day-Of Number Pickup and Registration – Sunday August 3
Day-of registration and number pickup will be held at the Atkinson Common in Newburyport, MA from 7:30 AM until 9:00 AM. Race day registration will be $30 for adults 16 and over (still $20 for youth 15 and under on race day). Please arrive early (well before 9:00 AM) for registration or number pickup no matter what heat you are in, as there is usually a substantial last-minute line. A good alternative is to pick up your number on Saturday (see above) so you can show up Sunday ready to warm up and race – no lines necessary.
Race Awards and Post Race Party
Race awards will be given out in front of the school, near the finish line, following the race. Race participants are also invited to the POST RACE BASH including RAFFLES and presentation of the SPEED SERIES AWARDS at the Winner’s Circle Sports Bar in nearby Salisbury, MA following the race, sponsored by the Newburyport Brewing Company.
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
AWARDS AT NEWBURYPORT HIGH SCHOOL
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+.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.