The Navy Mile

The Navy Mile

October 1-13, Pick your time & place

Washington, DC

VIRTUAL RACE IN 2020

The Navy Mile, like thousands of annual road races across the world, has gone virtual this year.

Run or walk from October 1 – 13 at a location and time of your choosing, in celebration & support of the Sea Services.

This year, due to uncertainties caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, The Navy Mile will be completed virtually. It’s a great opportunity to get your family and friends across the nation to join in too!

We’re excited to bring some new challenges to the 6th edition this year by offering a 5K virtual race option in addition to our classic Mile! We will also be rolling out a new test of fitness  – Chuck Heavy Challenge – to replace the push-up and plank contest.

Also new this year…
In addition, we’ll be hosting the “Salty Dog” photo contest! Submit a photo of your dog in sailor attire for a chance to win prizes. The top 5 winners will receive gift certificates for their pets. We’ll also be offering prizes for top finishers in each heat, weekly raffles for all registrants and social media contests to help everyone feel connected even though we have to be apart. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to learn more!

Have fun & support three great causes, the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Naval Safe Harbor Foundation and The C4 Foundation, at the same time!

For more information or to register, click HERE. Register by Sept. 13th to ensure t-shirt availability.

EVENT RECORDS
4:02, Josef Tessema (USA / CO), 2018
4:33, Emily Lipari (USA / WA), 2019

2019 The Navy Mile Champions
Daniel Herrera (USA / LA), 4:05
Emily Lipari (USA / WA), 4:33, course record

The past four editions were also the finale of the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2016-19 and the inaugural The Navy Mile was a 2015 BBTM Featured Event, showcasing the best Mile races across America.

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