Mile of Truth

Mile of Truth

Sun, May 19, 9:15am

Danville, CA


Have you ever wondered how fast you could run a Mile on the road? Find out at the Mile of Truth in Danville, CA. The iconic distance is unique in its ability to stoke the fire of even the most competitive runners. It’s 5,280 feet of pure, unadulterated effort!

As part of the 2024 running of the Devil Mountain Run 5K & 10K, the Mile of Truth will be contested on a USATF-certified 2-loop course in the heart of downtown Danville.

New for 2024:
This incredible event is set for Sunday, May 19th with a cash purse for those willing to push themselves. The Mile of Truth will play host as the USA Masters Road Mile Championships and the USATF Pacific Association Grand Prix Championship!

Prize money will be offered for our top finishers with Elite Open prize money going 4-deep per gender = $600 winner, $250, $150 and $100 and Masters prize money of $100, $50 and $25 per gender in the following age groups: 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-plus. The overall Masters prize purse equals $5000. NOTE: USATF membership required to receive prize money.

Course Record Bonus
In addition to the overall prize purse, there will be awarded a $500 bonus for setting a course record, split evenly if broken by both genders. NOTE: Winner takes ALL – if multiple runners come in under the current course record (see below), only the winning time for men and / or women will earn the $500 course record bonus.

2024 Mile of Truth Champions
Munir Kabbara (CA), 4:16
Gillian Meeks (CA), 4:56

4:13 Corey Bellemore (CAN), 2019
4:45 Rachel Schneider (USA / AZ), 2019

The Mile of Truth will run in six separate heats:
► 9:15am: Heat 1, Men 50-plus
► 9:25am: Heat 2, Women 40 & over
► 9:35am: Heat 3, Men 40-49
► 9:45am: Heat 4, Boys & Girls ages 14 & under
► 9:55am: Heat 5, Women Elite / Open (prize money)
► 10:05am: Heat 6, Men Elite / Open (prize money)

In addition, at 10:15am will be the start of the Buddi Love Dog Mile.

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

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