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Locality: Henry

1 mile run
340 Speedway Rd
Ridgeway, VA 24148

Driving Directions

The Martinsville Speedway Mile is a salute to the historical allure of the one mile run.  What runner isn’t familiar with the first sub 4 minute mile run by Sir Roger Bannister.  Typically, runners experience the one mile run only as part of a track meet.  Most often at a high school or college track team event.  This race is not run on a standard 400 meter track but rather at a unique venue.

Runners will negotiate two laps around one of America’s iconic auto race tracks…The Martinsville Speedway.  Built in 1947, the track continues 72 years later as a major stop on the NASCAR circuit, hosting the STP 500 and the First Data 500 Monster Energy Cup races.

The race(s) will be conducted in several categories. There will be a Competition Heat for faster runners and a Runner Heat for those choosing to run at slower paces.   Children of all ages will participate in either Competition or Runner heats based on predicted time.

There will also be a non-competitive One Mile Walk with no awards or tee shirt given.  Walkers will still enjoy the exercise, fellowship, post-race snacks and the speedway experience.


Saturday, August 15, 2020 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Admission Fee: Fee varies from $15 to $25

Brad Kinkema: (276) 632-6427
Joe Philpott: (276) 252-2011