Martinsville Speedway Mile
1 mile run
340 Speedway Rd
Ridgeway, VA 24148
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. Read more...
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