Meet Information

The Athens Mile is a one mile road race sponsored by the Princeton Church of God. Race entry forms can be found at www.athensmile.com , or you can contact Lance McDaniel at lmcdaniel@pcogwv.com for more information and a race form! Below is basic info:

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Athens Mile begins at 9:00 am on Vermillion Street near the red light. Runners/walkers will make their way down Vermillion Street towards Concord University. They will turn left onto campus at the entrance of Concord and make their way around the university to the track and football stadium. The participants will turn right into the stadium parking lot and continue onto the track where they will finish.

RACE HEADQUATERS
(Registration & Packet Pick-up)

Concord University Track/Leslie R. and Ruby Webb Carter Center (GYM 2) - Athens, West Virginia

SCHEDULE

Friday, July 20th - Packet Pick-up 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 21st - Packet Pick-up 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Saturday, July 21st Late Registration 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
(Registration will close at 8:15!!)

Saturday, July 21st Athens Mile Run
* Start time: 9:00 AM


Saturday, July 21st Kids Quarter Mile
9:30 AM or after the last mile runner/walker has crossed the line (for ages 10 and under)

ENTRY FEES
(Entry fees are non-refundable!)

Early Registration (Entry form received by 7/1/2012)
* $15.00 (one entry form per person)

Regular & Same Day Registration
* $20.00 (one entry form per person)

Kids Quarter Mile
* $5


AGE DIVISIONS

13 & under, 14 - 17, 18 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49,
50 - 59, 60 & over

CLYDESDALE DIVISION

Are you a man who likes to race but think its unfair since youre...well, heavier than most runners? If so, this is the division for you! Sign up as a Clydesdale runner and compete against those of equal...mass. Clydesdale runners will run with the rest of the runners, but will receive their own awards! You must be a male and at least 200 lbs to enter as a Clydesdale. You will not be able to receive an age group award if you enter as a Clydesdale. If you weigh over 200 lbs you do not have to enter the Clydesdale division...feel free to compete with the other runners and walkers!

T-SHIRTS

Race t-shirts are guaranteed to all mile racers who register early. Those who register late or on the day of the race are not guaranteed a shirt. Kids Quarter Mile racers will not receive a t-shirt.

AWARDS

Athens Mile Run: Top 3 overall male and female will receive awards. Top 3 male and female in each age group will receive awards. Top 3 Clydesdales will receive awards. You may only receive one award.

Kids Quarter Mile: Ribbons Will be awarded to all finishers of the Kids Quarter Mile as they finish.

REGISTRATION

Please fill out the entry form, cut out, and mail in with your entry fee check to:

Princeton Church of God
PO Box 878
Princeton, WV 24740

Make checks payable to:
Princeton Church of God

Entry forms will be available at athensmile.com once the site is up, or you can contact Lance McDaniel at lmcdaniel@pcogwv.com for more information and a race form!

WHERE DOES OUR MONEY GO??

Proceeds made by the race will go to the Princeton Church of God Running Club to help with future events and various running club expenses.

DIRECTIONS TO RACE

From Blacksburg, VA (1 hour): Take US-460 West towards Bluefield. Go approximately 50 miles then merge onto I-77 North. Take Exit 14 and turn right at the end of the ramp onto Mercer Springs Road. Drive approximately 2.7 miles to the end of the road. Turn left at the stop sign onto Rt. 20. Drive approximately 2 miles and take a right at the first and only stop light you come to, onto Vermillion Street. Turn left .5 miles down the road onto the campus of Concord University. Follow the road around campus to the football/track stadium parking, which will be on your right.

From Charleston (1.5 hours) /Beckley, WV (35 minutes): Take I-77 South to exit 14. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Mercer Springs Road. Drive approximately 2.7 miles to the end of the road. Turn left at stop sign onto Rt. 20. Drive approximately 2 miles and take a right at the first and only stop light you come to, onto Vermillion Street. Turn left .5 miles down the road onto the campus of Concord University. Follow the road around campus to the football/track stadium parking, which will be on your right.

From Wytheville, VA (40 minutes): Take I-77 North to West Virginia. Take exit 14 and turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Mercer Springs Road. Drive approximately 2.7 miles to the end of the road. Turn left at stop sign onto Rt. 20. Drive approximately 2 miles and take a right at the first and only stop light you come to, onto Vermillion Street. Turn left .5 miles down the road onto the campus of Concord University. Follow the road around campus to the football/track stadium parking, which will be on your right.

From Bluefield, WV/VA (30 minutes): Take US-460 East towards Princeton/Blacksburg. Turn onto I-77 North. Take exit 14 and turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Mercer Springs Road. Drive approximately 2.7 miles to the end of the road. Turn left at stop sign onto Rt. 20. Drive approximately 2 miles and take a right at the first and only stop light you come to, onto Vermillion Street. Turn left .5 miles down the road onto the campus of Concord University. Follow the road around campus to the football/track stadium parking, which will be on your right.

LODGING

Princeton, WV:
Country Inn & Suites - (304) 425-2200
Hampton Inn - (304) 431-2580
Days Inn - (304) 425-8100
Comfort Inn - (304) 487-6101
Sleep Inn & Suites - (304) 431-2800

Pipestem, WV:
Pipestem Resort State Park - www.pipestemresort.com

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