Hartshorne Memorial Masters Mile 2019
52nd Hartshorne Memorial Masters Mile
10:00am Saturday January 19
Barton Hall, Cornell University | FLRC | 1 mile

ABOUT

One of the premier masters running events in the country, the Hartshorne Memorial Masters Mile attracts some of the best national and international talent. Numerous world and American indoor mile age-group records have been set at the meet over the years, and it’s an exciting race to watch, with top local runners dueling with out-of-town challengers and masters runners in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s showing us what they can do.

Held in conjunction with Cornell’s Upstate Challenge meet, the Hartshorne Memorial Masters Mile features fully automatic timing, introductions of each runner at the starting line, commentary on every race, rabbits for the elite races, and hordes of enthusiastic spectators.

Don’t be intimidated! The Hartshorne Memorial Masters Mile may be an elite event, but it’s open and welcoming to runners of all abilities—no matter how fast you run, you’ll be treated like an elite!

Runners and guests are encouraged to attend a post-race banquet to recap the day’s competition, watch the race videos, meet friends and competitors, enjoy a delicious meal, and recognize the award winners.

New in 2019: Team Competition! For this year’s race, we’re adding a team competition. Recruit up to 5 people for your team, and the top 3 will score. To even the playing field across heats and genders, the scoring will be based on cumulative age-graded performance. Prizes will be local libations and bragging rights. Teams can be clubs, past collegiate teams, or any other combination of 3–5 runners you can come up with.

WHERE

The race is held at Cornell University’s Barton Hall. Free parking is available in the Kite Hill lot at Schoellkopf Field and the Cornell parking garage.

Barton Hall is located on the central campus of Cornell University. With permanent seating for 4,800 spectators, the Barton Hall track was upgraded in 2016. Installed by Beynon Sports, the IAAF Certified 6 lane surface has a significantly greater radius than the old Barton track making the facility faster than in the past.

Barton Hall has restrooms. Locker rooms and shower facilities are available in Teagle Hall immediately across the street from Barton Hall.

Overnight accommodations are the responsibility of the runner. The meet hotel is the Best Western University Inn which offers a special double room rate of $89 per night (two beds per room) for Hartshorne Memorial Masters Mile attendees for reservations made before January 5th, 2019. You have to call (607) 272-6100 for reservations; the Web site doesn’t know about the special rate.

WHEN

Heats start at 10:00 AM and run approximately every 15 minutes until 12:25 PM. Race packet pickup opens at 9:00 AM on race day.

Women’s and men’s sections will run approximately every 15 minutes between 10:00 AM and 11:25 AM. Women and Men 50s Elites will run at 11:40 AM PM and 11:55 PM respectively, followed by Women and Men 40s Elites at 12:10 PM and 12:25 PM respectively.

Registered runners will be notified of their section assignment and start time by email approximately one week prior to race day.

REGISTRATION

Online pre-registration is required and is open until 11:59 PM on Saturday, January 13th.
No day-of-race registration available!

FEES

The race entry fee is $30 per runner and is non-refundable.

The awards banquet fee is $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door. It includes dinner and dancing (see Awards Dinner information below).

Fees must be paid by credit card on the registration site.

AWARDS

Elite Sections (M40, W40, M50, W50)

Cash awards will be made to the top elite men and women based on age-graded performance (details to be determined). The top three finishers in each race will also receive commemorative medals.

Sections I, II, III (Combined Ages)

Winners in 5-year age group categories (40 and up) will receive awards based on age-graded performance.

 

AWARDS DINNER

The post-race awards dinner will be held at the Moakley House at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, 215 Warren Road, Ithaca, NY.

All runners and guests are encouraged to join us to recap the day’s competition, watch the race video, meet friends and competitors, enjoy a delicious meal, recognize the awardees, and hear their stories.  Then kick up your heels to music popular in the late 60’s in celebration of the inaugural Hartshorne Masters Mile in February 1968 as a Masters featured event in the Indoor Heptagonal Games in Barton Hall.

The buffet dinner generally includes salmon, chicken, pasta and a selection of vegetarian dishes, salad, dessert, and coffee and tea. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

Banquet schedule of events:

  • Social (Cash Bar): 3:30–5:00 PM
  • Dinner/Awards: 5:00–7:00 PM
  • Dancing: 7:00–9:00 PM

ELIGIBILITY

Male competitors must be 40 years old or over. Female competitors must be 40 years old or over for Masters, and 30-39 for Sub-masters. The section seeding standards are as follows (minutes/mile), although the race directors may adjust seeding to fill out heats appropriately:

Women

Section II 7:00 & up
Section I 5:45  & up
Elite 50’s Seeding by race directors
Elite 40’s Seeding by race directors

Men

Section III 7:00  & up
Section II 5:30–7:00
Section I 4:40–5:30
Elite 50’s Seeding by race directors
Elite 40’s Seeding by race directors

MEET RECORDS

M40 (2009) 4:17:098 41 Jim Sorensen, San Leandro, CA
W40 (2012) 4:49.82 40 Sonja Friend Uhl, Brentwood, TN
M50 (2010) 4:35.27 50 Anselm Lebourne, Maplewood, NJ
W50 (2005) 5:10.87 51 Maureen De St. Croix, Vancouver, BC

 

PAST WINNERS

2018 FINISH PLACE WINNERS

M40 4:31:81 45 Mark Williams, Columbia, NJ
W40 4:59.05 42 Sascha Scott, Syracuse, NY
M50 4:42:76 51 Kent Lemme, Pittsfield, MA
W50 5:26:44 52 Alisa Harvey, Manassas, VA

2018 AGE GRADED WINNERS

M40 4:31:81 45 90.00% Mark Williams, Columbia, NJ
W40 4:59.05 42 90.74% Sascha Scott, Syracuse, NY
M50 4:42:76 51 90.74% Kent Lemme, Pittsfield, MA
W50 5:26:44 52 93.97% Alisa Harvey, Manassas, VA

2017 FINISH PLACE WINNERS

M40 4:30:09 45 Peter Brady, Jersey City, NJ
W40 4:58.47 41 Sascha Scott, Syracuse, NY
M50 4:42:18 50 Kent Lemme, Pittsfield, MA
W50 5:16:27 51 Alisa Harvey, Manassas, VA

2017 AGE GRADED WINNERS

M40 4:30:09 45 90.58% Peter Brady, Jersey City, NJ
W40 4:58.47 41 89.92% Sascha Scott, Syracuse, NY
M50 4:42:18 50 90.19% Kent Lemme, Pittsfield, MA
W50 5:16:27 51 95.74% Alisa Harvey, Manassas, VA

2016 FINISH PLACE WINNERS

M40 4:33:04 43 Mark Williams, Columbia, NJ
W40 4:54:55 40 Sascha Scott, Syracuse, NY
M50 4:46:73 50 James Derick, Big Flats, NY
W50 5:14:25 50 Alisa Harvey, Manassas, VA

2016 AGE GRADED WINNERS

M40 4:33:04 43 88.23% Mark Williams, Columbia, NJ
W40 4:54:55 40 90.21% Sascha Scott, Syracuse, NY
M50 4:47:27 52 90.04% Kevin Forde, Philadelphia, PA
W50 6:20:08 64 95.69% Coreen Steinbach, Pompey, NY

SPONSORED BY

Our 2018 sponsors included:

Finger Lakes Runners Club
with support from
Cayuga Medical Center
The Ainslie Reilly Group at Morgan Stanley
Bangs Ambulance
The Hartshorne Family
Sean Nicholson
Joe Daley
Ken Zeserson
Bill Quinlisk
Felder Track & Field

A LOOK BACK

In acknowledgment of the historical significance of this event, below is the meet program cover and list of competitors for the 1969 Cornell Invitational Masters Mile, which was the second running of the Masters Mile at Cornell directed by James M. Hartshorne.