For the 2nd time the Whitsunday Magic Mile Run will be held on a ‘traffic-free’ Airlie Beach main street.
Hosted by the Whitsunday Running Club this adds a fresh, fun element to an already exciting day. Anybody can get involved – you don’t have to be an athlete, its all about having fun and joining in the festival. Let’s make this an iconic event for festival goers and running enthusiasts!
Events will include:
- Open male mile race
- Open female mile race
- Kids mini-mile (400m) – 6 – 8 yrs & 9 – 12 yrs
Events will commence at 5 pm. Registrations cost $6 (kids free) and will be available on the day from 3 – 4pm at the Main Street Info Tent.
About the mile run:
The history of the mile run event began in England which it was used as a distance for gambling races. It survived track and field’s switch to metric distances in the 1900’s and has retained its popularity to this day, with the chase for the four-minute mile in the 1950’s a high point for the race. The mile run remains the only imperial distance for which the IAAF records an official world record. The current mile world record holders are Morocco’s Hicham El Guerroui and Svetlana Masterkova of Russia.