This 8th running of the LP Miracle Mile will help to raise money for research and awareness for Pediatric Cancer and Diamond Blackfan Anemia.
“My reason for this event and inspiration is not only my own daughters fight with cancer but the thousands (12,500) of kids who are diagnosed yearly. LP Miracle Mile will also benefit Diamond Blackfan Anemia, a rare blood disorder in which the bone marrow fails to make red blood cells. So the race will personally effect our two young ladies represented, Makenna and Maggie.” - Kirk Ward
About The Race
LP Miracle Mile is a 1 mile down hill race for Runners and Walkers. Registration check in starts at 4:00 pm and goes to 5:30 pm, with the gun sounding at 6:00 pm for runners AND walkers. The event parking and registration has been made possible by Military Street Baptist Church, located at 307 Military St. The starting line itself is at the intersection of Grant St. and Military St. in Houlton, ME. Racers will line up facing west towards Greater Houlton and make their way down the hill.
Once past St. Mary's Church on the right, racers will be at a five way intersection where they will have to bear a slight right onto Main St. From here the race follows Main St. into Houlton’s historic Market Square. The finish line is located just before Main St. splits and crosses Court/Water streets.
After the event racers are invited to the Houlton Elk's Club where a reception and award ceremony will be held. Refreshments will be made available.
The race will also serve as the opening event of Houlton’s Midnight Madness festival, an annual gathering of local communities to kick off the 4th of July. Participants are invited to partake in all festivities after the LP Miracle Mile as the night would only just be getting started.
Funds raised by the LP Miracle Mile will go to benefit two specific organizations. CureSearch, an organization dedicated to Research and Awareness of Pediatric Cancer. The second organization, Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation, provides similar Research and Awareness support.