FLRC is doing something new to encourage runners to participate in more track meets across the year and to spark the competitive spirit beyond a single race: the MITHACAL MILE SERIES.

Every indoor and outdoor FLRC track meet in 2017 will feature the 1 mile race. To compete in the series, you must run the mile in at least four meets. That’s four of six regular track meets (three indoor, three outdoor), and masters runners can pick their best four of seven if they run the Hartshorne Masters Mile. It’s a perk of aging.

We’ll average your four fastest times across all those meets, and at a special award ceremony at the end of next summer, we’ll give highly appropriate prizes to the top male and female runners in each of the following age groups: 1–10, 11–15, 16–19, 20–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50-59, 60+. This will be a standalone evening event with food and drink, not just a quick announcement at the end of a track meet.

So if you need that little push to entice you to Barton Hall this coming Sunday, come sign up for the mile. You don’t have to do anything apart from running the mile; we’ll compile all the results automatically.

And don’t assume that you won’t win because there are faster people in your age group; the MITHACAL MILE SERIES is about speed and consistency!

See you Sunday! And if you still need to register, you can do so at DirectAthletics.