Charlottesville: Second Annual Michie Tavern Downtown Mile July 24

get more from BRO

The Michie Tavern Downtown Mile was the first “mile race” through the Charlottesville Downtown Mall.

In 2014, this Thursday, July 24, the race — for both runners and walkers — starts on East Jefferson and ends at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion.

The Michie Tavern Downtown Mile is “a part of Notus Sports’s American Heritage Race Series created to promote healthy living, community involvement, and engagement with historic sites.”

From 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pavilion, go by and investigate the Runners Love Yoga Healthy Living Expo during the event. According to organizers, the expo features great local businesses centered around healthy living in Charlottesville.

Free samples, product demonstrations, food and beverages, and other giveaways and activities will be available and visitors can also enjoy a free post-run yoga class led by local yoga instructor and competitive runner Ann Mazur of Runners Love Yoga!

The 2014 Downtown Mile event benefits the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society to preserve the Hatton Ferry — the only operating pole ferry left in the United States.

Organizers say American Heritage Series races “are opportunities for views of significant pieces of history,” and race proceeds benefit the preservation and mission of each historic location.

There are cash prizes for top finishers.

Runners and walkers at this year’s event will get to choose from five race options:

Team Relay at 6:30 p.m.
Family Race at 6:50 p.m.
Non-competitve Run/Walk at 6:50 p.m.
Middle School Mile at 7:10 p.m. (Youth in grades 6-8 only!)
Elite Downtown Mile at 7:30 p.m. for elite women and 7:40 p.m. for elite men

REGISTER NOW!

More on this topic

Advertisment

in case you missed it

Get Lost in the Mountains and Waters of the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia

Get lost in the mountains and waters of the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia. Grab your...

South Carolina’s Old 96 District Is an Unexpected Wonder for Nature Lovers

With everyone rushing to get outside and get some fresh air, many of mother nature’s biggest fans may find themselves looking back...

Let the Open Road Lead You to Clarksville

Ready for a road trip? Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life or just need to find...

Reward Yourself with a Bath County Adventure

If your idea of the perfect outdoor adventure-themed getaway includes a variety activities during the day followed by a well-earned reward, you...