ATTN: ELITE ATHLETES - SEE “ELITE ATHLETE INFORMATION” ON THE DROP-DOWN MENU IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER FOR MORE DETAILS
Registration and Early Packet Pick Up available on Thursday from 5-8 PM at 2nd Sole Lakewood, 18636 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. Friday Packet Pick up at the Meet and Greet from 4-6. Ohio City Music Settlement 2610 Detroit Ave.
RACE DAY - Saturday, August 17, 2019
Schedule of Events:
5:00pm – Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens. Please note we have a very small window for packet pick-up and registration on race day. We encourage registering in advance and attending one of our scheduled packet pick-ups on Thursday or Friday.
6:30pm – Race Day Registration Closes. Packet pick-up will continue as close to the start of the race as possible for those who are pre-registered.
Please be at your starting corral at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled start. There will be no bag drop available.
7:00pm – Under Armour Youth and High School Division
NOTE: Under Armour is also our official apparel run specialty sponsor of the Guardian Mile. All race shirts will be UA tech shirts! We will also be providing a limited run of exclusive Under Armour Guardian Mile gear for pre-sale leading up to the race.
Our high school athletes (boys and girls, both individuals and teams) will start first, followed directly by those who are are entered in our middle school competition (again, both boys and girls, individuals and teams). Following the MS entrants will be all runners 12 and under. Please note that we will need HS/MS athletes at the front of our start line for this race. HS/MS coaches who have more than 5 runners entered are eligible for a raffle at Friday's Meet and Greet. Discounted pricing is available for programs with 20 or more entrants.
Awards: Each winning team and individual for HS/MS divisions (boys and girls) will receive awards following the race. Runners that are not part of a team are also eligible for awards: 8 and under, 9-12, 13-15, 16-18 (boys and girls).
7:20pm – Ohio Sports Chiropractic & Rehab Community Division
Runners will be lined up by projected finish time. At the start please find the sign that most closely matches your projected finish time entered during registration. Again, we have a very competitive community division, with some entrants finishing in the low 4 minutes range. We will be lining athletes up starting with a “4:00 Mile” sign, with additional signs progressively increasing based on goal time. New for 2019: Western Reserve Fire Museum First Responders Division within the Community race! Contact us or see registration for details.
Awards: First place prize of $300 to men's and women's winner. Second and third place finishers will be presented with a gift courtesy of Hoka One One. Special awards for the First Responders Division.
7:40pm – Deloitte and Tom C. Loepp Law Offices Competitive Masters Division (age 40 and up)
Please be sure to make sure that you registered as a competitive master if you plan on running in this division. Runners will again be lined up by projected finish time. At the start please find the sign that most closely matches your projected finish time that you entered during registration. All competitive masters runners must be able to run a mile in under 10 minutes - if this does not fit your race goal, you should enter in the Community Division instead.
Awards: First place prize of $200 to men's and women's winner. Additional awards will be awarded to second and third place finishers, as well as age division winners.
8:00pm – Monticello Associates Elite Women
8:15pm – Monticello Associates Elite Men
We are extremely excited for our Guardian Mile Elite Races. Our fields include some of the best American and international milers on the circuit today. Our elite men and women will be competing for a $17,000 prize purse, plus bonuses based on race order at the halfway point at the top of the hill!
The Finish Line – We are thrilled to have race day refreshments in the form of free pizza and Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream for the first 500 participants! Join us at the finish line after your race for refreshments as well as music from Just Dreaming Entertainment. We will be presenting awards for each heat of the Guardian Mile on a rolling basis throughout the evening culminating with interviews with the elites at the completion of their races. Also located at the finish line will be our first aid tent. Services will be provided by MetroHealth Sports Medicine.
Post-Race Party and Collab Release - 9:00pm at Platform Beer Co. In addition to hosting our post-race party, Platform is brewing Road Mile IPA exclusively for the Guardian Mile - our special brew will be available on tap! RSVP to the event on Facebook (“Post Guardian Mile Run Party at Platform”).
Sunday August 18th – 9:00am Run with the Pros!
Second Sole Lakewood will be hosting a group run the morning after the Guardian Mile. We welcome runners of all levels to join us for yet another chance to get to know the pros and get in some miles!
Parking / Transportation Options for Race Day
The Guardian Mile is one of the most conveniently located road races in Cleveland. With the start line at the corner of Lorain Ave. and West. 24th Street, runners are presented with many options:
The Guardian Mile start line is conveniently located at the Ohio City W.25th Street Red Line Rapid Transit Stop. Runners are able to hop right off feet from the start line for our race!
By Motor Vehicle
Most participants will be arriving by motor vehicle. There are plenty of parking options for the race outlined below:
The Start: Ohio City has plenty of lots, paid and unpaid, to choose from. Please see the linked map to locate lots. The most convenient lot is a paid lot located directly behind the West Side Market. This lot is the closest to the start of the race and will provide you with great access to Ohio City post-race.
The Finish: There is metered parking on the south side of the finish line for those who prefer to park at the finish. This lot is off Commercial Rd. / Central Viaduct. This lot is accessible via the East 9th Street Extension if coming from I-77 and downtown and Canal Rd. if coming from the West Side.
WE WILL BE CLOSING DOWN THE ENTIRE HOPE MEMORIAL (LORAIN-CARNEGIE) BRIDGE FOR THIS EVENT!
At 6:30pm motor vehicle traffic will be rerouted around the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge down to the Detroit-Superior Bridge. Other road closures include W. 20th Street at the bridge crossing and Gehring St. at W.25th Street. The bridge will reopen shortly after the completion of the men’s elite mile.
For up-to-date alerts and information about the Guardian Mile check race emails from GOH Run (if a returning runner) and Great Lakes Timing, and please follow us on social media! #GuardianMile.
Join the GOH Run / Guardian Mile Facebook Group, like the GOHRun Facebook page, and RSVP to the Guardian Mile Facebook Event!