Inaugural Meck Mile

Inaugural Meck Mile

Sat, May 25, 1:00pm

Charlotte, NC


The inaugural Meck Mile presented by Albemarle brings people together from all across Charlotte to run, walk, skip, or dance their way through Memorial Stadium. This race gives participants and spectators alike the chance to hit the streets and see the city we call home from an entirely new perspective.

Whether you're aiming to hit a new personal best, or are just looking for a unique active outing for the whole family, the Meck Mile presented by Albemarle is bringing Charlotte together to show who really runs (or walks) this city. One Day. One Mile. For Everyone.

Recreational: Pick your pace and have an hour to walk, dance, run or stroll your way through the Mile course.
Kids: A “Kids Dash” for kids 5 & under and a half mile loop for children 11 & under. Kids race for free, thanks to Albemarle
Competitive: For runners who can complete a sub-12 minute Mile.
Elite: For competitive runners who can complete a Mile in sub-5 minutes for men and sub-5:30 for women with $2000 in prize money ($500, $300 and $200 per gender).
Pro: Some of the fastest runners on the planet compete for a $20,000 prize purse, going 6-deep per gender ($5000, $2500, $1000, $750, $500 and $250). Contact Charlotte Sports Foundation ( if interested in competing in this division (STANDARDS: Men’s A – 4:05 / Women's A 4:40 and Men’s B – 4:15 / Women’s B – 4:50).

In addition, the race, with sponsor Mt. Olive Pickles, is offering a $10,000 Road Mile World Record bonus per gender. The times to beat are 3:56.13 and 4:20.98 by Hobbs Kessler (USA) and Diribe Welteji (ETH), respectively.

While the heats are taking off throughout the afternoon, join us for a day of celebrating the Meck Mile presented by Albemarle. Cheer stations will be set up during the races. Music, DJs, games and food and drink vendors will be keeping the vibes high. Sponsor tents will be showcasing all the things we love about walking, jogging and running. Take part in all of these activities while also taking in the competition.

American Legion Memorial Stadium, located in the heart of the Elizabeth neighborhood, provides the perfect location to host the Meck Mile presented by Albemarle. The stadium, which first opened in 1936, is named in honor of Mecklenburg County veterans who served in World War I.

The Meck Mile is a BBTM Featured Event, showcasing America's best Mile races throughout the year.

2024 Meck Mile Champions
Amon Kemboi (KEN), 4:05.5
Dorcus Ewoi (KEN), 4:49.2

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Mt. Olive Pickles announces $10,000 Road Mile World Record Bonus at 2024 Meck Mile

April 10, 2024

Inaugural event offers a $20,000 pro prize purse, going 6-deep per gender

From Charlotte Sports Foundation

Mt. Olive Pickles has announced an exciting sponsorship of the 2024 Meck Mile presented by Albemarle that includes a $10,000 bonus for a male and female runner that breaks the Road Mile...

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