Formerly the Short Pump Mile, the Regency Mile is the largest timed youth road race in Richmond, attracting over 1,300 runners in recent years. The event promotes fitness, school pride, family fun, and community involvement.
The proceeds of this event go directly to producing free fitness programs in local under-served Richmond neighborhoods as well as raising significant funds for area schools’ physical education departments.
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. Due to the size of the race, runners 18 years of age and younger are organized into twelve heats (see right column) with participants competing for awards for each age & gender (ex. 8-year-old males).
Date & Location
The 2019 Regency Mile is held on October 27 at Regency Square Mall (1420 N Parham Rd, Henrico, VA 23229) and will start/finish near the food court entrance.
Packet Pick Up
Packet pick up will be held Oct 26 from 12-6 pm at Dick’s Sporting Goods Short Pump (11800 W Broad St Ste 1096, Richmond, VA 23233). This is also your last chance to register as there is no race day registration.
The top five overall male and female runners will receive Dick’s Sporting Good gift certificates ($100 for first, $50 for second, $50 for third, $20 for fourth, and $20 for fifth) and awards for their achievement. Age group awards will be given based on the heats the runners are in (see right column). Please note, some heats have multiple age awards being given, so please check the results after the heat to determine the place order. Race Day age is determined by your birth date. If you turn 10 on race day, you will be assigned the 10 year old heat. There are no awards for the 5 & under 400m Express Run as it is untimed with a focus on participation.
If you are late for your race, you may compete in another heat of the same sex, but you will not be allowed to receive an award for your age group. You must compete with your own age group to win an award. Be aware that any runner, in any heat, can be pulled from their age group into the Overall Category so check results before missing awards.
Everyone gets a medal when they cross the finish line!
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:
|Heat||Age Group||Start Time|
|1||Boys – Age 14+||7:00 AM||7:30 AM||Top 5|
|2||Girls – Age 14+||7:15 AM||7:45 AM||Top 5|
|3||Boys – Age 11||7:30 AM||8:00 AM||Top 10|
|Boys – Age 12 & 13||7:30 AM||8:00 AM||Top 10|
|4||Girls – Age 11||7:45 AM||8:15 AM||Top 10|
|Girls – Age 12 & 13||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|
|Awards for Heats 1-6 Held at 9:15 am|
|7||Boys – Age 9||8:30 AM||9:00 AM||Top 10|
|8||Girls – Age 9||8:45 AM||9:15 AM||Top 10|
|9||Boys – Age 8||9:00 AM||9:30 AM||Top 10|
|10||Girls – Age 8||9:15 AM||9:45 AM||Top 10|
|11||Boys – Age 7||9:30 AM||10:00 AM||Top 10|
|Boys – Age 1-6||9:30 AM||10:00 AM||Top 10|
|12||Girls – Age 7||9:45 AM||10:15 AM||Top 10|
|Girls – Age 1-6||9:45 AM||10:15 AM||Top 10|
|13||Age 5 & Under Express Run||10:30 AM||N/A|
|Awards for Heats 7-12 Held at 11:15 am|
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 One Mile Race will be awarded prizes:
- 1st – $600
- 2nd – $500
- 3rd – $400
- 4th – $300
- 5th – $200
- 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||Prize||2009 Contest||2010 Contest||2011 Contest||2012 Contest||2013 Contest||2014 Contest||2015 Contest||2016 Contest||2017 Contest||2018 Contest|
|1st||$600||Collegiate||Collegiate||Rivers Edge Elementary||Rivers Edge Elementary||Rivers Edge Elementary||Kaechele Elementary||Rivers Edge Elementary||Rivers Edge Elementary||Rivers Edge Elementary||Rivers Edge Elementary|
|2nd||$500||Pocahontas Middle School||Nuckols Farm Elementary||Collegiate||Nuckols Farm Elementary||Nuckols Farm Elementary||Rivers Edge Elementary||Kaechele Elementary||Kaechele Elementary||Shady Grove Elementary||Shady Grove Elementary|
|3rd||$400||Nuckols Farm Elementary||Shady Grove Elementary||Nuckols Farm Elementary||Shady Grove Elementary||Shady Grove Elementary||Twin Hickory Elementary||Twin Hickory Elementary||Nuckols Farm Elementary||Kaechele Elementary||Kaechele Elementary|
|4th||$300||Deep Run High School||Pocahontas Middle School||Shady Grove Elementary||Collegiate||Kaechele Elementary||Shady Grove Elementary||Shady Grove Elementary||Glen Allen Elementary||Glen Allen Elementary||Nuckols Farm Elementary|
|5th||$200||Springfield Park Elementary||Deep Run High School||Colonial Trail Elementary||Colonial Trail Elementary||Collegiate||Nuckols Farm Elementary||Glen Allen Elementary||Shady Grove Elementary||Colonial Trail Elementary||Glen Allen Elementary|
Schools with at least 25 runners other than the top 5 won $100 each and included Short Pump Middle, Gayton Elementary, Colonial Trail Elementary, Moody Middle, Collegiate, Holman Middle, Short Pump Elementary, and Our Lady of Lourdes.
Teachers: For more information on the school participation program Contact Us!
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 11th year, this event promotes fitness, school pride, family fun, and community involvement.
Our elite group of 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. 100% of proceeds benefit local kids through the Live Red Foundation’s free community fitness programs and donations 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 Jill Tarr at 804.304.0915 or email@example.com for more information.
Current sponsors include –
|Year||Gender||Fastest Time||Complete 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|