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High Street Mile

 26th Annual Newburyport High Street Mile           

            Sunday, August 7, 2016

            9:15 AM start

The Winner’s Circle Running Club’s 26th Annual Newburyport High Street Mile will be run on August 7, 2016. 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 will benefit the project to update and renew the Newburyport Track at Fuller Field and FONT (Friends of Newburyport Track).


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

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Sponsored by:
NewburyportBrewing2 Greater Boston Running Company

Day-Before Number Pickup, Last Minute Registration AND Meet and Greet With Elite Runners – Saturday August 6

Pre-registered runners can stop by the Greater Boston Running Company store in Newburyport to pick up their shirts and numbers on Saturday, August 6 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). This year will also feature a meet and greet with several of the race’s elite runners!

Day-Of Number Pickup and Registration – Sunday August 7

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. Come help us celebrate 26 years of The High Street Mile!

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 Women – Ages 16 and up
  • Heat 3: 10:00 Men – Ages 16 and up

Open Course bonus of $300 ($200 from Greater Boston Running Company, $100 from WCRC) for setting new Open Division course record. Existing 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 $800, $500, $250, $150, $50; Top 3 Male/Female 40+ $200, $100, $50; Top Male/Female 50+ $100, $50; Top Male/Female 60+ $50.


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 & WCRC:  $300 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.

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The High Street Mile is the final race of the WCRC Speed Series 4-3-2-1. The four race series begins in April 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.