About this Event
There’s nothing quite like a road mile. The track mile is predictable as we circle the track counterclockwise and receive a lap-by-lap gut check. The road mile offers fun through its equalizing variables: sharp turns, inclines, declines and competition over terrain we traverse on foot, by bike, and by car daily. While the track mile celebrates precision, the road mile celebrates pure racing against your peers. After a short break, Tracksmith is excited to announce the return of the Trackhouse Mile. As part of Open Newbury Street on October 15th, the Trackhouse Mile will kick off the day’s festivities with an all-comers mile race on Newbury Street, the home of our original Boston Trackhouse.
Races will be broken into heats based on ability. Heats will get faster as the morning progresses. The first heat will start shortly after 10:00 a.m. Please expect heat sizes of around 50 runners. Final heat assignments will be sent out prior to the race.
The out-and-back course starts near the intersection of Newbury Street and Mass Avenue, continues east down Newbury Street before making a sharp, hairpin turn before Dartmouth Street. The race then continues west on Newbury headed back towards Mass Avenue and finishes back at the start.
Prizes Categories Include:
- Top 3 Men, Top 3 Women Women, Top 3 Non-Binary - $150 gift card, $100 gift card, $50 gift card
- Overall Masters Champions (40+ Men, 40+ Women) - $150 gift card
- "The Rabbit" (Fast races always have a good rabbit. We're giving a prime to the first overall male and female to reach the 1/2 mile mark of the race) - $100 gift card
- Team Challenge (We're crowing the best milers in Boston. This prize goes to the team of 2 men and 2 women with the fastest cumulative time) - $500 Cash Prize
Numbers will be available for pickup during our Trackhouse hours on Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Limited number pick-up will be available on Sunday, October 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
After the race, join us for the awards ceremony and post-race celebration at the Trackhouse, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thiccy's Taco Club will be there to keep your taste buds happy, and Chug Water to keep your thirst quenched. It's the perfect way to cap off an incredible day of racing.