Regency Mile

November 3, 2024

For the past 15 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 Sep 15: $20
  • Sep 16 – Oct 31: $25
  • At Packet Pick Up: $30 (no race day registration)

Register by October 20 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 November 3, 2024 at Regency Square Mall (8711 Quioccasin Rd, Henrico, VA 23229).

Packet Pick Up

Please make every effort to pick up your packets on Saturday, Nov 2 from 2-6 pm @ DICK’s Sporting Goods (11800 W Broad St).  If you absolutely cannot pick up your packet on Saturday, there will be limited pick up available from on race morning from 6:15-7:15 am @ the race site (1420 N Parham Rd).

While picking up your packet, make sure to take advantage of DICK’S Sporting Goods’ exclusive Regency Mile discount of 20% off throughout the store!  Be sure to grab all the things you will need for running or start your holiday shopping early!  To access, click the coupon here.  The coupon is valid in-store Oct 31 – Nov 4 and must be shown at the register during checkout.


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.


View and book discount hotel options here


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 2024 race will feature more condensed start times to make it easier on parents.  Heat assignments below are tentative and will be finalized after online registration closes.

Heat Age Group Start Time
1 Boys/Men – Age 14+ 7:15 AM 8:00 AM
Boys – Age 12 & 13 7:15 AM 8:03 AM
2 Girls/Women – Age 14+ 7:15 AM 8:06 AM
Girls – Age 12 & 13 7:15 AM 8:09 AM
3 Boys – Age 11 7:15 AM 8:12 AM
4 Girls – Age 11 7:15 AM 8:15 AM
5 Boys – Age 10 7:15 AM 8:18 AM
6 Girls – Age 10 7:15 AM 8:21 AM
7 Age 5 & Under Express Run 8:00 AM 8:30 AM
Break for 10+ Awards (8:50 AM)
8 Boys – Age 9 8:40 AM 9:15 AM
9 Girls – Age 9 8:40 AM 9:20 AM
10 Boys – Age 8 8:40 AM 9:25 AM
11 Girls – Age 8 8:40 AM 9:30 AM
12 Boys – Age 7 8:40 AM 9:35 AM
13 Girls – Age 7 8:40 AM 9:40 AM
14 Boys – Age 1-6 8:40 AM 9:45 AM
15 Girls – Age 1-6 8:40 AM 9:50 AM
9 & Under Awards (10:20 AM)
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 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
1st Kaechele River’s Edge River’s Edge River’s Edge River’s Edge River’s Edge Kaechele River’s Edge River’s Edge River’s Edge
2nd River’s Edge Kaechele Kaechele Shady Grove Shady Grove Shady Grove Pinchbeck Pinchbeck Glen Allen Kaechele
3rd Twin Hickory Twin Hickory Nuckols Farm Kaechele Kaechele Glen Allen Glen Allen Shady Grove Shady Grove Glen Allen
4th Shady Grove Shady Grove Glen Allen Glen Allen Nuckols Farm Nuckols Farm Shady Grove Kaechele Kaechele Pinchbeck
5th Nuckols Farm Glen Allen Shady Grove Colonial Trail Glen Allen Colonial Trail Collegiate Glen Allen Pinchbeck Nuckols Farm


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