Magic of the Mile 2024

11jul6:30 pm9:00 pmMagic of the Mile 2024

Event Details

Time to lace up the shoes and head to the track with RunGR for the 2024 Magic of the Mile! We will again be back at Grand Rapids Christian’s Eagle Stadium, which will be open & FREE for spectators to cheer everyone on. We have day of registration, online and onsite (cash, check, or credit card). 

The Magic of the Mile will be chip-timed.  We will watch registrations to keep the starting line a nice field size. Please keep in mind that as race day approaches, we may need to adjust the heats, depending on the number of registrants.

In 2024, RunGR is excited to offer the following participation costs.

  • The Magic of the Mile is FREE for all youth participants (under the age of 21 on race day)
  • The Magic of the Mile is FREE for RunGR members who register by 11:59 PM on June 30, 2024. Members should contact for the discount code. To learn about RunGR and the full membership offerings, visit
  • The Magic of the Mile is $10 for adult community members (over the age of 21 on race day) who register by 11:59 PM on June 30, 2024.
  • The Magic of the Mile is $15 for all adult registrants( over the age of 21 on race day) who register between July 1 and 6:00 PM on July 11, 2024.
  • As in the past, all events are FREE for spectators.


Youth 200M & 400M | Coed Youth Mile

  • Popsicles at the finish!

Age group awards

  • This State RRCA Championship event will offer age group winner awards medals for participants in the open and elite heats.

Heat awards

  • Open and Elite heat winners will receive commemorative awards.

**College & high school participants, we recommend you consult with your parents, coaches, and schools to determine if you are able to accept any prizes.


How It Works

This event will be similar to a high school track meet, where the start times associated with each heat are an approximation. The emcee will alert you to when your particular heat needs to be at the starting line. Register for the heat that represents your projected finish time (see below). In 2024 we are excited to introduce 1 designed pacer to each open event, to help you reach your goals!

-Track Opens for Warm Ups (5:00 PM)
-Bib Pickup (5:00 PM)
-Late Registration (5:00 PM)

– Kids warm up with RunGR’s own Coach Woj (5:30 PM)

-Kids 200 meter fun run!  (6:00 PM)
-Kids 400 meter fun run!
-Youth Coed 1 Mile*

-Women: 8:00 pace – + (6:50 PM)
-Men: 7:30 – + pace

-Women: 7:15 to 7:59 pace (7:10 PM)
-Men: 6:30 to 7:29 pace

-Women: 6:45 to 7:14 pace (7:30 PM)
-Men: 5:30 to 6:29 pace

-Women: 5:45 to 6:44 pace (7:50 PM)
-Men: 4:45 to 5:29 pace

-Donut Mile

-Elite Women: under 5:45 pace (8:10 PM)
-Elite Men: under 4:45 pace (8:20 pm)

*The Youth Coed Mile is designed for anyone under the age of 18 who wants to participate in the Mile, but this might be one of their first times running the distance. We designed it to be less intimidating and more relaxed compared to the open heats that are slotted by specific paces. That being said, all open heats are open to any age.

If you have any questions, ASK us at We have opportunities for sponsors and day-of vendors to join in the Magic of the Mile fun, simply email us to learn more.




July 11, 2024 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-04:00)


Grand Rapids Christian Eagle Stadium

2300 Village Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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