Sponsored by the Princeton Athletic Club, the one-mile race is open to everyone, with runners of all speeds invited to participate. The on-site registration fee is $10 for the general public. Heats will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m., with heats created based on estimated finishing times.
The Princeton Athletic Club is a nonprofit running club for the Princeton community. The club organizes group runs and several running events each year. Club members created the one-mile race last year as a way to sponsor a fun, low-key running event for everyone in the community, said organizer Dave Kimmel, who is a Princeton Borough resident.
“The event is open to everyone and all are invited to participate,” Kimmel said. “Several heats will be created so everyone has a good run and the opportunity to run with others in a similar pace range. We’ll have the heats one after another on the Princeton High School track.”
“There are a ton of 5K runs out there and also some 10K’s, but rarely is there a mile event,” Kimmel said. “It offers people the opportunity to get out and run and try something new.”
The Princeton Community Mile is the first of three running events being sponsored by the club in June. The Wednesday evening series also includes a June 20 cross country 5K and a June 27 track event.
For more information about the Princeton Athletic club visit www.princetonac.org.