October 31, 2021
The Regency Mile (and 5&Under 400m 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. This year’s race will be on Halloween making it extra fun AND we have added a parent’s race!!
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 2021 Regency Mile is October 31 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 30, 2-6 pm @ Dick’s Sporting Goods (11800 W Broad St)
- Sun, Oct 31, 6-8 am @ The Race Site (1420 N Parham Rd)
Awards will be held at 11:30 AM for all heats.
The top five overall male and female runners will receive gift certificates (1st $100, 2nd $70, 3rd $50, 4th $30, 5th $20) and awards for their achievement. 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. 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. 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!
Fun Halloween Festival
After the race, make sure to stick around and enjoy our Halloween Festival complete with costume contests, candy, games, and more. All participants are encouraged to wear their costumes after your race to win prizes.
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|
|1||Boys – Age 14+||7:00 AM||7:30 AM|
|2||Girls – Age 14+||7:15 AM||7:45 AM|
|3||Boys – Age 11||7:30 AM||8:00 AM|
|Boys – Age 12 & 13||7:30 AM||8:00 AM|
|4||Girls – Age 11||7:45 AM||8:15 AM|
|Girls – Age 12 & 13||7:45 AM||8:15 AM|
|5||Boys – Age 10||8:00 AM||8:30 AM|
|6||Girls – Age 10||8:15 AM||8:45 AM|
|7||Parents!!||8:30 AM||9:00 AM|
|8||Boys – Age 9||8:45 AM||9:15 AM|
|9||Girls – Age 9||9:00 AM||9:30 AM|
|10||Boys – Age 8||9:15 AM||9:45 AM|
|11||Girls – Age 8||9:30 AM||10:00 AM|
|12||Boys – Age 7||9:45 AM||10:15 AM|
|Boys – Age 1-6||9:45 AM||10:15 AM|
|13||Girls – Age 7||10:00 AM||10:30 AM|
|Girls – Age 1-6||10:00 AM||10:30 AM|
|14||5 & Under Express Run||10:15 AM||10:45 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
- 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
|1st||Collegiate||Rivers Edge Elementary||Rivers Edge Elementary||Rivers Edge Elementary||Kaechele Elementary||Rivers Edge Elementary||Rivers Edge Elementary||Rivers Edge Elementary||Rivers Edge Elementary||Rivers Edge Elementary||Kaechele Elementary|
|2nd||Nuckols Farm Elementary||Collegiate||Nuckols Farm Elementary||Nuckols Farm Elementary||Rivers Edge Elementary||Kaechele Elementary||Kaechele Elementary||Shady Grove Elementary||Shady Grove Elementary||Shady Grove Elementary||Pinchbeck Elementary|
|3rd||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||Glen Allen Elementary||Glen Allen Elementary|
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 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 Kayla Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Current sponsors include –
|Year||Mile Overall||Mile Age Group||400m Overall||Race Photos|
|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|