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. 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.
Team Competition! We will once again feature 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.
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, six-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 $99 per night (two beds per room) for Hartshorne Memorial Masters Mile attendees. Reservations must be made by phone at 607-272-6100 before January 10 to guarantee the special rate. Out-of-towners should consider staying for Friday and Saturday nights in order to enjoy the Saturday banquet and avoid a late drive home.
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 and 11:55 AM, respectively, followed by Women and Men 40s Elites at 12:10 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.
The race entry fee is $30 per runner and is non-refundable.
The awards banquet fee is $30 per person in advance or at the door. It includes dinner. (See Awards Dinner information below.)
Fees must be paid by credit card on the registration site.
Elite Sections (M40, W40, M50+, W50+)
Cash awards will be made to the top elite men and women based on age-graded performance on the following schedule: 1st: $450, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $150, 4th: $100, 5th: $50. 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.
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 from the late 60s, in celebration of the inaugural Hartshorne Masters Mile in February 1968. At the time the race was 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
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; Sub-masters should contact the race director before entering. The section seeding standards are as follows (minutes/mile), although the race directors may adjust seeding to fill out heats appropriately:
|Section II||7:00 & up|
|Section I||5:45 & up|
|Elite 50+||Seeding by race directors|
|Elite 40||Seeding by race directors|
|Section III||7:00 & up|
|Elite 50+||Seeding by race directors|
|Elite 40||Seeding by race directors|
|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|
2019 FINISH PLACE WINNERS
|M40||4:34.80||41||Brock Butler, Chester Springs PA|
|W40||5:02.81||43||Sascha Scott, Syracuse, NY|
|M50||4:51.23||54||Brian Crowley, Hillsborough, NJ|
|W50||5:37.56||53||Michelle Rohl, Mansfield, PA|
2019 AGE GRADED WINNERS
|M40||4:36.41||46||89.20%||Mark Williams, Columbia, NJ|
|W40||5:02.81||43||90.66%||Sascha Scott, Syracuse, NY|
|M50||4:53.33||55||90.40%||Peter Kashulines, Mountain Lakes, NJ|
|W50||6:37.44||67||93.97%||Coreen Steinbach, Pompey, NY|
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||5:15:91||67||93.33%||Nolan Shaheed, Pasadena, CA|
|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|
Our 2020 sponsors include:
Cayuga Medical Center
The Hartshorne Family
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.