Regency Mile

October 29, 2023

For the past 14 years, the Regency Mile (and 5&Under 400m Express Run) is the largest timed youth road race in Richmond with both in-person and virtual race options.  In addition to providing a fun family day of racing, the proceeds of this event go directly to producing free fitness programs in Richmond’s lowest-opportunity neighborhoods and $2,000+ will be donated to local school’s physical education departments.  We will again have a fun, fall festival following this year’s race.



  • Thru Dec 31: $15
  • Jan 1 – Aug 31: $20
  • Sep 1 – Oct 26: $25
  • At Packet Pick Up: $30 (no race day registration)

Register by October 15 to be guaranteed a race t-shirt.

Race Details

Race Overview

The Regency Mile carries on the long-standing tradition of its predecessor, the Short Pump Mile.  The course is entirely closed to traffic and encircles Regency Square Mall.  This year, we have a kid’s mile, parent’s mile, and a 400m race for ages 5 & under.

Date & Location

The 2023 Regency Mile is October 29 at Regency Square Mall (1420 N Parham Rd, Henrico, VA 23229).

Packet Pick Up

There will be two opportunities to pick up your packet:

  • Sat, Oct 28, 2-6 pm @ Dick’s Sporting Goods (11800 W Broad St)
  • Sun, Oct 29, 6-8 am @ The Race Site (1420 N Parham Rd)


Awards will be held immediately after each heat for each age group, but you MUST run in your correct age group heat.  Overall winners, school competition winners, and costume contest winners (must be in costume at awards) will be announced soon after at the end of last heat!

The top five overall male and female runners will receive gift certificates  (1st $100, 2nd $70, 3rd $50, 4th $30, 5th $20).  Adult runners are not eligible for overall awards.  Age group awards will be given to the top 5 or 10 finishers in each age group based on the total size of the age group (see heats).  Race day age is determined by your age on race day.  There are no awards for the 5 & under 400m Express Run as it is untimed with a focus on participation though 5 & under participants can compete for an award in the mile race instead.  If you are late for your race, you may compete in another heat of the same gender, but you will not be allowed to receive an award for your age group.  Everyone gets a medal when they cross the finish line!

Fun Fall Festival

After the race, make sure to stick around and enjoy our Fall Festival complete with costume contests, candy, games, and more.  All participants are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes after your race to win prizes.


Course Maps

Both courses will be closed to vehicular traffic, have plenty of course marshals, and be tons of fun.  Click on the links below to view:


The heat assignments below are tentative.  Final heat assignments will be announced when registration closes on October 29th.

Heat Age Group Start Time
Check-In Awards
1 Boys – Age 14+ 7:00 AM 7:30 AM Top 5
Boys – Age 12 & 13 7:00 AM 7:30 AM Top 10
2 Girls – Age 14+ 7:15 AM 7:45 AM Top 5
Girls – Age 12 & 13 7:15 AM 7:45 AM Top 10
3 Boys – Age 11 7:30 AM 8:00 AM Top 10
4 Girls – Age 11 7:45 AM 8:15 AM Top 10
5 Boys – Age 10 8:00 AM 8:30 AM Top 10
6 Girls – Age 10 8:15 AM 8:45 AM Top 10
7 Parents!! 8:30 AM 9:00 AM Top 5
8 Boys – Age 9 8:45 AM 9:15 AM Top 10
9 Girls – Age 9 9:00 AM 9:30 AM Top 10
10 Boys – Age 8 9:15 AM 9:45 AM Top 10
11 Girls – Age 8 9:30 AM 10:00 AM Top 10
12 Boys – Age 7 9:45 AM 10:15 AM Top 10
13 Girls – Age 7 10:00 AM 10:30 AM Top 10
14 Boys – Age 1-6 10:15 AM 10:45 AM Top 10
15 Girls – Age 1-6 10:30 AM 11:00 AM Top 10
16 Age 5 & Under Express Run 10:45 AM 11:15 AM N/A
School Participation

School Participation

As part of the Regency Mile, cash awards are given to area schools to help with their Physical Education programs, and each year, the competition is fierce! Your school can win based on participation, and the following awards will be given this year:

  • The Top 5 schools who have the largest number of runners in the will be awarded prizes:
    • 1st – $600
    • 2nd – $500
    • 3rd – $400
    • 4th – $300
    • 5th – $200
  • Schools must have 10 or more participants to be eligible for above awards
  • Any school not in the Top 5 with at least 25 participants will win $100.

To help win these prizes, make sure you provide the name of your runner’s school when registering!

Prior School Winners

Place 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
1st River’s Edge Kaechele River’s Edge River’s Edge River’s Edge River’s Edge River’s Edge Kaechele River’s Edge River’s Edge
2nd Nuckols Farm River’s Edge Kaechele Kaechele Shady Grove Shady Grove Shady Grove Pinchbeck Pinchbeck Glen Allen
3rd Shady Grove Twin Hickory Twin Hickory Nuckols Farm Kaechele Kaechele Glen Allen Glen Allen Shady Grove Shady Grove
4th Kaechele Shady Grove Shady Grove Glen Allen Glen Allen Nuckols Farm Nuckols Farm Shady Grove Kaechele Kaechele
5th Collegiate Nuckols Farm Glen Allen Shady Grove Colonial Trail Glen Allen Colonial Trail Collegiate Glen Allen Pinchbeck

Teachers: For more information on the school participation program Contact Us!



Previous Year Results

Year Gender Fastest Time Complete Results
2019 Girls Anna Kate Wirsing – 5:58 Results
2019 Boys Craig Engels – 5:16 Results
2018 Girls Hazel Wells – 6:28 Results
2018 Boys Cullen Munro – 5:20 Results
2017 Girls Shawn Atzinger – 5:50 Results
2017 Boys Cullen Munro – 5:14 Results
2016 Girls Grace Sheble – 6:09 Results
2016 Boys Wade Carter – 5:10 Results
2015 Girls Emily Provenzo – 6:06 Results
2015 Boys Steven Jean – 5:00 Results
2014 Girls Kristen Cabrera – 5:56 Results
2014 Boys Peyton Artz, Jr. – 4:55 Results
2013 Girls Jessie Gvozdas – 5:57 Results
2013 Boys Peyton Artz, Jr. – 4:54 Results
2012 Girls Jessie Gvozdas – 5:58 Results
2012 Boys Gates Dudding – 5:06 Results
2011 Girls Jennifer Lomicka – 6:05 Results
2011 Boys Keane Dye – 5:19 Results
2010 Girls Jennifer Lomicka – 6:10 Results
2010 Boys Keane Dye – 5:23 Results
2009 Girls Claire Tito – 6:03 Results
2009 Boys Logan McCann – 5:18 Results



Sponsorship Opportunities

The Regency Mile, formerly the Short Pump Mile, is the largest timed youth road race in Richmond, attracting over 1,300 runners in previous years. In its 12th year, this event promotes fitness, school pride, family fun, and community involvement.

Our partnering sponsors help make the Regency Mile a special event and also an affordable one for many families. By sponsoring the event, your business or organization helps area children learn how fun running can be and supports community outreach, all while underwriting costs of the event.  Additionally, 100% of proceeds benefit local kids through the Live Red Foundation’s free community fitness programs and $2,000 will be donated back to local schools’ physical education departments.

To make this possible, we need your help.  We have various levels of sponsorship available and would love to discuss the options with you. Please contact Michael Harlow at [email protected] for more information.

Current sponsors include –


Support Live Red Foundation



Register for the event



Volunteer at the event