First National Bank Harrisburg Mile

Wednesday, July 21st

RESULTS

Registration for new participants and pickup for pre-registered participants will be at the following dates and locations:

*Cash, check, or credit card is accepted

Thursday (July 15th) and Friday (July 16th)

  • Strawbery Square atrium: 11am-1:30pm
  • West Shore YMCA: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Monday (July 19th) and *Tuesday (July 20th)

  • Strawbery Square atrium: 11am-1:30pm
  • West Shore YMCA: 4:30pm-6:30pm

*Please try to register and pick up your race packet prior to Tuesday (July 19th), which will help you avoid lines and waiting time.

Race Day: Wednesday, July 21st – 3:30pm-6pm at the **East Shore YMCA

**The parking lot at the East Shore Y will be full on race day. Please refer to the parking section on this page for more information on parking. Please allow yourself enough time to park, get to the Y to pick up your packet, and be at the starting line on time.

Other packet pickup notes:

  • Packet pickup will being and end specifically according to the times above.
  • Please note that registration is NOT available at the East Shore Y prior to Thursday, July 15th – you must go to one of the locations listed above.
  • Do not drop off or mail registration forms and payment to the East Shore YMCA. All bibs, shirts, and race bags will be at packet pickup times and locations started on Thursday, July 15th.
  • Due to the volume of participants in this event, we are unable to make individual accommodations for packet pick up outside of the times and dates listed above.
  • It is permissible to pick up for multiple people – but please notify them when you to do! Otherwise they may come to get their bib/shirt/bag and find their race materials are missing.
    Road Closure Notice

Please note that Front St will close at Division St at approximately 4:30pm. Please plan your travel and arrival to the event accordingly.

FORMS

Registration Form – INDIVIDUALS – Half Pint, Fun Run/Walk, Mile Run, Elite Mile (PDF)

Registration Form – CORPORATE CHALLENGE (PDF)

Corporate Challenge Substitution Form (PDF)

Corporate Challenge Addition Form (PDF)

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We are back on Front St!

The First National Bank 40th Annual Harrisburg Mile is back on Front Street and is packed full of fun for the whole family! During the Fun Run, kids of all ages can walk and run while WINK 104 DJ’s play music at the finish line. There will also be the Karns Quality Foods Kids Corner where all kids can stop by to make crafts and play games.

Whether it be finishing the race or winning the race outright, our age group heats have plenty of runners looking to reach personal goals. If you’re participating or spectating each heat is exciting and inspiring. Any cancer survivor is welcome to walk or run for free to celebrate survivorship! 

And oh yes, adult participants 21 and older may stop by the Wilsbach Beer Garden to enjoy a cold beverage.

The Harrisburg Mile is presented by Donegal Insurance Group

Half Pint/Half Mile

  • This is a 1/2 mile run/walk from 5-6pm (start anytime) near the intersection of Front St and Hamilton St
  • This race is not timed, but participants still receive an official race bib
  • Participants receive a shirt (youth small, youth medium or youth large) and a race bag
  • Kids who register for this heat receive a basic medal upon crossing the finish line
  • No awards for this heat

Just for Fun Mile/Walk 

  • This is a 1 mile run/walk from 5-6pm (start anytime) near the intersection of Front and Maclay St
  • This race is not timed, but participants still receive an official race bib
  • Participants can be youth or adults, each receiving a race bib, race bag, and race shirt
  • Kids who register for this heat receive a basic medal upon crossing the finish line
  • No awards for this heat

Mile Run and Elite Mile

  • The mile is run is broken down into age groups, each with their own heat (see times below)
  • This is race is timed and all participants in these heats are eligible for awards
  • Participants must participate in their respective age groups, the only exception being the Elite Mile
    • The Elite Mile qualifying time for ages 39 and under is 4:40 for Men and 5:30 for Women.
    • The qualifying time for Elite runners 40 years of age and older is 5:00 for Men and 6:00 for Women.

Corporate Challenge (presented by WINK 104)

  • The Corporate Challenge consists of 3 heats at 6:45, 6:55, and 7:05pm
  • All participants in the Corporate Challenge will receive a race bib (with timing chip), race shirt, and race bag
  • Each heat will have a limit of 50 teams
  • Teams consists of 5 people
    • Corporate teams of 3 or 4 people are permitted but are not eligible for awards
  • Awards go to 1st through 5th place.
  • Award times are calculated by taking the cumulative times of all 5 participants on the Corporate Team

REGISTRATION

Online registration and mail in registration are now closed! Don’t despair – you can still register in person for the Summer’s favorite Mile. In person registration is available at all packet pickups. See below for dates, times, and locations!

June 1st to Monday, June 30th at 11:59pm

  • Half Pint/Half Mile: $15
  • Just for Fun Mile/Walk:
    • 12 and under:$15
    • 13 and over: $22
  • Mile Run and Elite Mile: $22
  • Corporate Challenge: $150

July 1st to Monday, July 12th at 11:59pm

  • Half Pint/Half Mile: $15
  • Just for Fun Mile/Walk:
    • 12 and under:$15
    • 13 and over: $22
  • Mile Run and Elite Mile: $25
  • Corporate Challenge: $150

In-person registration (at all packet pick-up times)

  • Half Pint/Half Mile: $15
  • Just for Fun Mile/Walk:
    • 12 and under:$15
    • 13 and over: $22
  • Mile Run and Elite Mile: $25
  • Corporate Challenge: $150

Registration Details:

  • Online Registration Ends: Monday, July 12th at 11:59pm
  • Mail-in Registration Forms: Must be received by Thursday, July 8th by 5pm
  • Mail Registration Forms to: 701 N Front St, Attn: Tom Gifford, Harrisburg, PA 17101
    • Cash or check will be accepted for mail-in registration forms.
2021 Harrisburg Mile Registration Form – Individual – Fun Run – Mile Run – Elite Mile
2021 Harrisburg Mile Corporate Challenge Registration Form 

WINK 104 CORPORATE CHALLENGE IS BACK!

Please note that there is a minimum age limit of 18 for the WINK 104 Corporate Challenge.

The corporate challenge consists of team of 5. There are two heats this year in 2021.

The first WINK 104 Corporate Challenge heat will start at 6:50pm and the second heat will start at 7pm.

Teams can also show up and run any time during the Open Time from 5-6pm, but any team that runs during that time will not be eligible for awards. To be eligible for an award, all five members of the Corporate Challenge team must run in the assigned heat on their race bib.

Need to make substitutions for your team? Use the Corporate Challenge Substitution Form (PDF)

Corporate Challenge Sponsor:
WINK 104
PACKET PICK UP AND IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

Online registration closes on Monday, July 12th at 11:59pm. But, you can still register in person or with a paper registration form (see times and form below).

Due to the large number of participants in this event, we are unable to make alternative arrangements for packet pickup outside of the times, dates, and locations listed below. 

You can pick up your race bib and packet as well as register in person on the following dates and locations:

Thursday, (July 15th), Friday (July 16th)

  • Strawberry Square: 11:00AM-1:30PM
  • West Shore YMCA: 4:30-6:30PM

Please note there is no Wednesday packet pickup this year (for the week BEFORE the race)

Monday (July 19th) and Tuesday (July 20th)

  • Strawberry Square: 11:00AM-1:30PM
  • West Shore YMCA: 4:30-6:30PM

Race Day: Wednesday, July 21st – 3:30pm-6PM at the East Shore YMCA (right inside the North St entrance)

Please note that all registrations are final and no refunds will be issued.

HARRISBURG MILE COURSE

The Harrisburg Mile follows a one-mile USA track and field certified course along Front Street. The starting line is at Front & Maclay Streets and the finish line is at Front & Boas Streets. The Half Pint Half Mile will start just south of Hamilton Street.

Click here for a view of the Course Map and Certification

  • Open Time/Fun Run/Walk/Half Pint – 5-6pm
    • The Open Time is for anyone who wants to participate and does not want to start with a group. Starting will be on a rolling basis – when you arrive at the starting line, you begin. 
    • Anyone registered for any age group or Corporate Challenge heat (other than the Elite Mile) can show up and run at any time during this window.
    • Anyone that runs in the open is not eligible for an age group award. 
  • 6:20pm – 15 and under
  • 6:30pm – 16-19
  • 6:40pm – 20-29
  • 6:50pm – Corporate Challenge Heat #1 
  • 7pm – Corporate Challenge Heat #2 
  • 7:10pm – 30-39
  • 7:20pm – 40-49
  • 7:30pm – 50+
  • 7:40pm – Elite Heat
Open Time (5-6pm)
  • There will be an Open Time from 5-6pm where anyone who is registered can show up and run outside of their age group heat.
  • We will utilize a rolling start format for the Open Time and the Age Group/Corporate Challenge heats.
    • This means that as soon as you get to the starting line, you start running.
  • There will be no gathering of all participants that go off at the same time.
  • This is ideal for anyone who wants to participate and who does not want to start in a group. 
  • Anyone who runs in the open time will not be eligible for an age group award or a Corporate Challenge award. 

Elite Mile

The only exception will be the Elite Mile. These participants will all start at the same time due to the size of the field. This heat will be gun-timed for awards and will go off at 7:40pm.

TIMING AND STARTING LINE MATS

Time results will be recorded by FalconRaceTiming.com. All participants must cross both the starting mat as well as the finish mat to record an official time. If you do not cross the starting line mat you will not receive a time for your heat or the overall race. Please make sure you are ready and lined up behind the starting line mat prior to the start of your heat. Please do not jump into the race without crossing the starting mat.

Please note if you run with a child in the Half Pint or Fun Mile with your race bib, this will trigger the timing chip and will not register a time during your age-group heat!

The starting line is at Front & Maclay Streets and the finish line is at Front & Boas Streets. The Half Pint Half Mile will start just south of Hamilton Street. All participants will be responsible for getting to the starting line prior to their event heat.

AWARDS

All age group awards will be the same as usual for this event.

Male and female (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) for each category below

  • 10 and under
  • 11-15
  • 16-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70+
  • Elite 39 and under
  • Elite 40+

Corporate Challenge Awards

  • 1st-5th place

RACE SHIRTS

All participants receive a t-shirt for registering for this event. T-shirts are sponsored by OSS Health.

EVENT SCHEDULE ON MILE RACE DAY

  • 3:30 to 6pm – Registration and last minute packet pick-up at the East Shore YMCA    
  • 5-6:00pm – Open Time, Just for Fun Mile/Walk + Half Pint Half Mile
  • 6:20pm – 15 and under
  • 6:30pm – 16 to 19
  • 6:40pm – 20 to 29
  • 6:50pm – WINK 104 Corporate Challenge – Heat #1
  • 7:00pm – WINK 104 Corporate Challenge – Heat #2
  • 7:10pm – 30 to 39
  • 7:20pm – 40 to 49
  • 7:30pm – Awards for 30-39 and under, Corporate Challenge
  • 7:30pm – 50 & over
  • 7:40pm – Elite heat
  • 8:00pm (approximately) – Awards Ceremony for 40-49, 50-59, and Elite

FAQ

Can I register in-person?

  • Yes, registration will be available during all packet pickup times.
  • All participants must signup online by Monday, July 12th at 11:59pm.
  • Any participant that wants to mail in a registration form can do so, but they must be received by by 5:00pm. Mail to:
    • East Shore YMCA
    • Attn: Tom Gifford
    • 701 N Front St
    • Harrisburg, PA 170101

What about parking?
Parking is available on the streets surrounding the YMCA as well as betwen the start and finish areas (throughout the course, between Maclay St and Forster St). The parking lot at the YMCA will also be open for the event, however space is extremely limited and will not be available unless you arrive very early. The lot is located off of Second Street, behind the YMCA. The parking lot entrance is on the left just past the intersection of North and Second Streets. Parking is also available on City Island as well at various parking garages around Harrisburg, but please be aware that these parking locations may have a charge.

Where can I change before the race?
Locker rooms, with shower facilities, will be available for participants at the Harrisburg YMCA, located at Front and North Streets.

Cancellation & Postponement Procedures

The Harrisburg Mile is a rain or shine event, so come prepared. If, for some outside chance, there happens to be a national disaster or severe weather issue, participants will be notified the following ways:

  1. Participants can check the homepage of this website. All information concerning the race will be updated throughout the day.
  2. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for up-to-date information on race day as well as information leading up to the event

Miscellaneous

Can I just run for fun?
That’s what the Just for Fun Mile / Walk is all about! The Harrisburg Mile brings together an eclectic mix of participants, ranging from competitive runners to families and active seniors. This heat will not be timed.

What is the Elite and Master’s Elite event?
The Elite Mile is the most competitive heat of the Harrisburg Mile. The qualifying time for ages 39 and under is 4:40 for Men and 5:30 for Women. The qualifying time for Elite runners 40 years of age and older is 5:00 for Men and 6:00 for Women.

How will the timing chips be distributed?
For heats that are being timed, the bib race numbers will already have the timing chip attached to them and will be in your packet when you pick it up. Packet pick up location information is listed above. If you do not wear your bib race number for your heat your time will not be recorded

How are the chips attached?
You must attach your bib race number to the front of your shirt or shorts in a visible location. Please do not fold the number because it may damage the transponder. The chip is already attached to your race bib, you just have to make sure you wear it.

What if I’m running more than one heat?
Each bib and chip will be assigned to individual heats. For example, if you were to run in the Corporate Challenge Heat at 6:50pm and then again in the 50 and over heat at 7:30PM you will need two DIFFERENT bibs and chips. Once you cross the finish line for the Corporate Challenge Heat your official time has been recorded for that bib number. You must then switch to the second bib for your second heat.

How does the chip timing work?
Special electronic mats will be placed at both the start and finish lines. As each participant crosses the starting line mats, their individual time is recorded. Then, their time is also recorded as they cross the finish line. The finish line computer system then subtracts the starting time from the finish time and creates a new “net time” or “chip time.” The chip timing method compensates for any lost time that runners in the back of the starting pack experienced at the starting line. You can learn more about the technology by clicking here.

What if my Corporate Challenge Team has less than 5 members?
Corporate Challenge teams can have less than 5 members, but they will not be eligible for awards. Only full teams of 5 will be eligible for awards. The winning team will have the best combined time for all 5 members. Corporate Challenge teams must have five (5) participants to qualify for awards. Teams with fewer than five members will not be eligible for awards and will be scored as an incomplete team based on how many participants they have on their team.

I am registered for my age group heat, but can I also do the Fun Run or the Half Pint with me kid(s)?
That is fine, but make sure you do not wear your race bib with the timing chip during the Fun Run or the Half Pint. Timing chips are “one and done,” meaning that once they are triggered by crossing a timing mat, they will not record again. If you cross the starting line and/or the finish line during the half pint with you bib, then it will not register when you do your age group heat, so please be aware of this.

Will you give out the basic medals to all the kids at the end of the fun run this year?
Yes!

Can I transfer my race bib to someone else?
Yes! Bibs can be transferred up until Monday, July 12th 2021. Click here for how to transfer your race bib.

Mile Sponsors

Race Series SponsorDonegal Insurance Group
Title Sponsor
First National Bank
T-Shirt Sponsor
OSS Health logo
Corporate Challenge Sponsor
Photo Sponsor
Premier Eye Care Group
Starting Line Sponsor
OIP Logo
Running Store Sponsor
Fleet Feet Mechanicsburg
Kids Corner Sponsor
Karns Quality Foods
Healthy Living Sponsor
Select Physical Therapy