Rose City Track Club is proud to present the 2020 Rose City Mile Festival, a FREE five week virtual event series taking place May 11th through June 13th. Our mission, as with our traditional Rose City Mile all-comers track meet, is to provide a fun, competitive, creative(!) and accessible opportunity for runners of all ages and abilities to test themselves in the mile. While we’re saddened that we couldn’t hold our traditional event this year due to the global pandemic, we’re turning lemons into mimosas and establishing fun, new traditions to add into the mix for years to come.
To register and learn more about each race, visit the link to each event below.
Special thanks to Showers Pass for offering prizes to our weekly category winners and overall winners! See individual events for details.
WEEK 1: WILD MILE (5/11-5/16) – REGISTRATION & DETAILS
Dream up the most creative and fun way you can think of to run or walk a mile. It could involve a silly costume, decorating your treadmill or backyard, doing something to make people smile, juggle, play an instrument, dance the whole way – sky’s the limit! Share a photo or video and describe your mile in the results submission, and everyone will get to vote on who had the wildest mile.
WEEK 2: VERTICAL MILE (5/18-5/23) – REGISTRATION & DETAILS
Run one mile (5,280 ft) worth of elevation gain! This can be done in multiple runs throughout the six day race window. The clock begins 5/18 12:00AM PST. First runner to the “top” wins! Results will be tallied by order of completion AND submission.
Special thank you to The Feed for raffling off a $25 gift card among Vertical Mile participants! Raffle winner to be announced along with results.
WEEK 3: ROSÉ MILE (5/25-5/30) – REGISTRATION & DETAILS
That’s right folks, a Rosé Mile (or cranberry juice mile for under 21 participants)! Did you expect anything less from a Track Club with Ros(é) in its name?!? We carefully did the calculations for you: Stay At Home Orders + Oregon Wine Month + Rose = a match made in running and booze heaven! You might be asking yourself, what exactly is a Rosé Mile? Think Beer Mile but with a twist, and in addition, a virtual 4 x 1/4 mile relay option.
WEEK 4: GNARLY MILE (6/1-6/6) – REGISTRATION & DETAILS
Run or walk the toughest, most gnarliest mile course you can dream up! It could involve stairs, hills, difficult terrain, and beyond. Share a photo or video and describe the course and how it went in your results submission, and everyone will get to vote on who had the gnarliest mile.
WEEK 5: MILE TRIAL (6/8-6/13) – REGISTRATION & DETAILS
Test out your speed and run or walk the fastest mile you can on the track, road, treadmill, laps around your yard, house, or block, or wherever suits your fancy. Individual and team scoring (cross country style – 4 to a team, with a 5th as a tie breaker.
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It’s important to us to make the 2020 Rose City Mile Festival accessible and free. This is made possible by Rose City Track Club team members volunteering their time and creativity, in addition to Athletic.net providing a free software platform and administrative support to create these virtual events.
Please support the future of Rose City Mile by purchasing an event tee or making a tax-deductible donation to Rose City Track Club. This can be done in the registration process or at the links above/below. We’re looking forward to putting on this beloved event for the Portland community and beyond for many years to come!
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