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Magic of the Mile

Thursday July 9th, 2020

Comstock Park, MI

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The Magic of the Mile is BACK for 2021! Join us on the evening of August 3rd at Grand Rapids Christian's Eagle Stadium to lace up your shoes to run your own mile and cheer on everyone else.

To register for the Elite Mile, make sure to click "View All Events".

NEW this year, we will be chip timing this event! This is a Road Runners Club of America Michigan Championship Series event.

As in the past, our Youth 200 Meter/400 Meter & Youth Coed Mile are FREE for the future track stars to go out and have FUN! It is also FREE for spectators. Anyone who is 20 or younger on race day will automatically receive a $10 entry when they register. 


Thank you to Gazelle Sports for their continued support of this event, they will be providing the gift certificates for the age group and heat winners.

Youth 200M & 400M | Coed Youth Mile

  • Popsicles at the finish!

Heat Awards

  • Gazelle Sports Gift Certificates" $20 for 1st, $15 for 2nd, & $10 for 3rd

Age Group Awards
These will be mailed out AFTER the Magic of the Mile. We will combine all of the heats to determine these awards and use a 10 year age range, starting with 20 - 29.

  • Gazelle Sports Gift Certificates" $20 for 1st, $15 for 2nd, & $10 for 3rd

Elite Mile

  • Cash Prize from RunGR: $100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, & $25 for 3rd

  • Gazelle Sports Gift Certificates" $20 for 1st, $15 for 2nd, & $10 for 3rd

  • The top 3 finishers will not be eligible for Age Group awards

**College & high school participants, we recommend you consult with your parents, coaches, and schools to determine if you are able to accept any prizes.

How It Works

This event will flow similar to a high school track meet, where the start times associated with each heat are an approximation. The emcee will alert you to when your particular heat needs to be at the starting line. Register for the heat that represents your projected finish time (see below).

-Track Opens for Warm Ups (5:00 PM)
-Bib Pickup (5:00 PM)
-Late Registration (5:00 PM)

-Kids 200 meter fun run!  (6:30 PM) 
-Kids 400 meter fun run! 
-Youth Coed 14 Mile*
-Women: 8:30 pace (7:05 PM) 
-Men: 7:30 pace 
-Women: 7:00 to 8:30 pace (7:25 PM) 
-Men: 6:00 to 7:30 pace 
-Women: 6:00 to 7:00 pace (7:45 PM) 
-Men: 5:00 to 6:00 pace 
-Elite Women: under 5:59 pace (8:00 PM) 
-Elite Men: under 5:00 pace (8pm) 

*the Youth Coed Mile is designed for anyone who wants to participate in a full mile, but not necessarily mixed with the heats that are slotted by pace. The heats slotted by pace are open to any age. 

If you have any questions, ASK us at [email protected]

Race Distances

Price Register
Magic of the Mile Click to Find Out Register »
Elite Magic of the Mile Click to Find Out Register »
Kids Fun Run: 200 meters or 400 meters Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

150 6 Mile Rd NE, Comstock Park, MI

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