The Rochester Mile is a fun and exciting edition to the Rochester Twilight Criterium on Saturday June 6th. Just like the Criterium, elite athletes will compete in separate 1-mile races (Elite Women's and Elite Men's). These races will be on the same course that the cyclists use with the highlight of the evening being the Elite Women’s race (with a purse of $2500) and an Elite Men’s race (also with a purse of $2500). Come see some of the fastest runners in the Northeast compete on the streets of the City of Rochester!
To participate in The Rochester Mile Elite Division you must have earned a qualifying time. Qualifying times are as follows:
Men’s Elite: 4:30 or faster mileWomen’s Elite: 5:30 or faster mile
Equivalent 1500 meter and 1600 meter times will be accepted.
No qualifying time required for the amateur division.
Qualifying times must be run on or after June 1, 2019.
There are 9 corners on the course, a slight downhill after the start and an uphill just past the half mile point. The course is wide and recently resurfaced City streets. All runners will race over 1 complete lap of the Criterium course with the finish roughly 100 meters past the start line. There are 500M, 300M, 200M, 100M and 50M to-go markers on the course.
Elite Prize Money (Women and Men)First Place - $1500Second Place - $500Third Place - $250Fourth Place - $150Fifth Place - $100
There will be a $300 bonus to whoever is leading at 800 meters.
Schedule of events:7:40 pm: Elite women's race starts(note: Amateur Women to start at 7:41, one minute after the elite women)8:00 pm: Elite men's race starts(note: Amateur Men to start at 8:01, one minute after the elite men)10:20 pm: Elite race award ceremony