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Run a Mile in Princeton Tonight

The second annual Princeton Community Mile will take place tonight at the Princeton High School track at 6:30 p.m..

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.

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Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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  • Many thanks to Dave Kimmel and the Princeton Athletic Club! Wednesday night’s event was wonderfully run—in every sense of the word. (Thanks, too, to PHS for use of the track.) It was a beautiful June evening, and a real treat to have a chance to take to the track at the classic mile distance. As Kimmel says above, it’s a fun change from the usual (and usually high-priced!) 5K. Great to get back to the roots of track — and to see so many young runners out there.
    At a time when promoting accessible, affordable, fun physical activity is more important than ever, events like the Community Mile are truly a boon for, well, the community. I urge everyone to say thanks to the PAC and to come out for their upcoming events — a cross-country 5K at Rosedale Park on June 20 and an all-comers track meet back at PHS on June 27.

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