26th Annual Newburyport High Street Mile
Sunday, August 7, 2016
9:15 AM start
Newburyport, MA, High St., August 7, 2016:
The most exciting 3:58.3 minutes in Newburyport!!! The WCRC High Street Mile
It took 23 years to break 4:00 on High Street…just 3 years to do it again!!!
“Records are made to be broken.” Some serious breakin’ going on today!
Congrats to Kameron Ulmer! Second ever to go sub 4:00 on High Street and besting the course record by .5 seconds! 3:58.3, simply awesome!!!
And speaking of awesome…or maybe “shattered” would be a better choice of words, 8 seconds! Again. 8 seconds! In a race where 100ths of a second are often the difference between the best and the also rans 8 seconds is an eternity. Eternity was redefined in today’s women’s race! Congrats to Emily Lipari; 4:27.19, smashing the old women’s course record of 4:35 set back in 2008. Maybe “incredible” is a better choice of words!!!
Complete videos of both races, compliments of Joe Molvar, can be viewed below.
The Winner’s Circle Running Club’s 26th Annual Newburyport High Street Mile will be run on August 7, 2016. 9:15 AM 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).
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
- Men’s Veteran: George Braun 5:27.2 2014
- Women’s Veteran: Karen Durante 6:01.8 2013
AWARDS AT NEWBURYPORT HIGH SCHOOL
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.
CASH RACE PREEMS FOR EACH 1/4 MILE SPLIT
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+.
AGE DIVISION COURSE RECORD BREAKERS: $100 cash bonus.
Chip timed by Yankee Timing – 2012 Race Results – 2013 Race Results – 2014 Race Results – 2015 Race Results
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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.”
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