Firebirds Mile

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Event Time: 

RACE UPDATE Unfortunately this race has been cancelled.  Due to last minute cancellations of our race location due to MCPS playoff games, we were not able to secure an alternate location.

6:00 p.m. - Registration begins (until 7:00 p.m.)
6:45 p.m. - Non-competitive 1/4 mile Kid's Fun Run Start (YS)
7:00 p.m. - Mile Heats Begin (YS)

Multiple Heats
There will be approximately 8 heats, starting with the slowest runners and progressing to the fastest runners. Runners of all ages and paces are welcome to participate!

Heat 1 will start promptly at 7:00 PM followed by the other heats in sequential order. Lights will be turned on for the later heats. The heats tentatively will consist of the following runners: 

Heat 1 - Expected finish times greater than 10:002:30 per quarter and slower
Heat 2 - Expected finish times greater than 9:00 up to 10:002:15 to 2:30 per quarter
Heat 3 - Expected finish times greater than 8:00 up to 9:002:00 to 2:15 per quarter
Heat 4 - Expected finish times greater than 7:00 up to 8:001:45 to 2:00 per quarter
Heat 5 - Expected finish times greater than 6:00 up to 7:001:30 to 1:45 per quarter
Heat 6 - Expected finish times greater than 5:30 up to 6:00

* Females competing for Overall Female Award must compete in this heat.
1:22 to 1:30 per quarter
Heat 7 - Expected finish times greater than 5:00 up to 5:301:15 to 1:22 per quarter
Heat 8 - Expected finish times of 5:00 or less

* Males competing for Overall Male Award must compete in this heat.
1:15 per quarter and faster
Race Director Name: 

Marty Horan (301) 240-2623
Corliss Clark (301) 346-1302

Course Description: 

Co-sponsored with the Gaithersburg Firebirds, this one-mile race is for adult and youth runners.

Race Details: 

It's not what you could do last year 
or twenty years ago that counts - 
it's what you can do today! 
Come fly with us at the...

13th annual MCRRC Firebirds Mile
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Gaithersburg High School track, 101 Education Blvd, Gaithersburg

This track event for adult and youth runners will bring together the forces of the
Montgomery County Road Runners Club and the Gaithersburg Firebirds Youth Track Club

If you are a member of MCRRC or the Gaithersburg Firebirds on race-day you can run this race for FREE. To join MCRRC now, click here! Non-members age 18 and over pay only $10, and non-members under age 18 pay $5. Registration is on race day only, Wednesday, May 6th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Kid's Fun Run
A 1/4 mile non-competitive, untimed children's Fun Run will begin at 6:45 PM.

2014 Results
2013 Results
2012 Results
2011 Results
2010 Results
2009 Results
2008 Results 
2007 Results 
2006 Results 
2005 Results 
2004 Results 
2003 Results

Comparison of 2003 - 2011 Results

Event Records
Joe Wiegner 4:23 (2010)

Gloria Roberts 5:20 (2009)
Danielle Siebert 5:20 (2008)

2014 Photos
2013 Photos
2012 Photos
2011 Photos
2010 Photos
2009 Photos
2008 Photos - More 2008 Photos
2007 Photos
2006 Photos
2005 Photos

Random prizes generously donated by Fleet Feet Gaithersburg will be raffled off between heats. 

Finisher medals to ALL youth athletes (age 18 & under).

Free fruit and water available to all runners.

Publicity From Past Years
Running Down A Dream
Olympian Meredith Rainey Valmon To Be Honorary Starter For Firebirds Mile
Kenah Starts, Runners of All Ages Star
Rich Kenah, Former Olympic Runner, To Be Honorary Starter at MCRRC Firebirds Mile

From Route 270 North - Exit 9B at Sam Eig Highway. Follow Sam Eig Highway for 1.5 miles; Turn Right onto Great Seneca Highway; Follow Great Seneca Highway (Route 119) North for approx. 4.5 miles. Turn Left onto Richter Farm Road. Northwest High School is on the right at 13501 Richter Farm Road, Germantown.