Mile of Truth


Have you ever wondered how fast you could run a mile on the road? Find out at the Mile of Truth. The iconic mile is unique in its ability to stoke the fire of even the most competitive runners. It’s 5,280 feet of pure, unadulterated effort.

We’re excited to announce that the Mile of Truth has once again been chosen as a Pacific Association USA Track and Field Grand Prix Championship event! We’ll have at least $5,500 in prize purse money, which includes $3,300 for the PAUSATF and $2,200 for elites!

The USATF Certified Mile of Truth starts at 9:15 a.m. and will run in six separate heats

  • Heat 1 (9:15 am):  Boys and girls ages 14 and under 
  • Heat 2 (9:25 am): Women 40 and over
  • Heat 3 (9:35 am):  Men 40-49
  • Heat 4 (9:45 am):  Men 50+
  • Heat 5 (9:55 am):  Women Elite/Open (prize money)
  • Heat 6 (10:05 am):  Men Elite/Open (prize money)

Prize purse breakdown*:
Overall male and female finishers: $600
2nd place male and female finishers: $250
3rd place male and female finishers:  $150
4th place male and female finishers: $100

New for 2019: Course Record Bonus!
We’ve decided to sweeten the pot for our Elite/Open runners. In addition to the $5,500 prize purse, we are putting up another $500 to be split evenly between Men and Women for setting a new course record!  Winner takes all – so even if multiple runners come in under the current course record, only the fastest time for men and women will earn the additional course record bonus.

Current course record holders are:
DEREK THOMAS (2018) – 4:15
MAYA WEIGEL (2018) – 4:48

Online registration will close Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. You may register in person at packet pickup. Race day registration fees are an additional $10.

*Active Pacific Association members who race in the elite heat are allowed to participate in both prize purses.

Packet Pickup is at Forward Motion Sports
Friday, May 3: 3 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 4: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You may pick up packets for friends and family members running the race. If you are picking up your packet on race day, please arrive early to avoid lines.

If you’re new to the area, you can download a local parking map here.



Start/Finish line will be on Railroad Avenue at Church St. Runners will head north on Railroad and will turn right on W. Prospect Ave. They will then turn right again on Hartz Ave. and will be running south in the southbound side of the street. Runners will then make a right turn on School St. and will turn right again back onto Railroad Ave.  They will make two (2) laps in order to complete one-mile.

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