The Cambridge Classic Mile

The Cambridge Classic Mile

Tues, June 11, 4:00pm

Cambridge, CAN

The Cambridge Classic Mile is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, and all ages & all abilities are welcome as the event celebrates the classic four-lap distance on an old school clay track at Galt Collegiate Institute! Classic Mile ribbons for all finishers.

There is no registration fee for this event. On-line registration closes Friday, June 7; see website link below.

Prize money dedicated to high school and university invitational fields: $9000 CD ($6700 USD).

Also, time bonus money as follows: first female to cross the line in sub-4:45 receives an additional $1500 ($1100 USD); sub-4:40 $2500 ($1850 USD) and first male finisher sub-4:13 earns an additional $1500 ($1100 USD); sub-4:09 $2500 ($1850 USD),

To be considered for the high school and university invitational races contact Jeff Haller: jeff_haller@hotmail.com

The event is organized by Run for Life, a not-for-profit running group based in Cambridge, Ontario.

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News

Going to the roots of the Cambridge Classic Mile

June 01, 2018

The point now is for people to just come out and enjoy the music & camaraderie

By Bill Doucet, Cambridge Times

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Sub-4 Minutes Old Hat for Brannen

June 10, 2013

By Bill Doucet, The Record

In 1954, Roger Bannister became the first man to run a sub-4 minute Mile.

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Olympians, Octogenarian to Run Cambridge Classic Mile

June 06, 2013

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