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)
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 10:00||2:30 per quarter and slower|
|Heat 2 - Expected finish times greater than 9:00 up to 10:00||2:15 to 2:30 per quarter|
|Heat 3 - Expected finish times greater than 8:00 up to 9:00||2:00 to 2:15 per quarter|
|Heat 4 - Expected finish times greater than 7:00 up to 8:00||1:45 to 2:00 per quarter|
|Heat 5 - Expected finish times greater than 6:00 up to 7:00||1:30 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 5:30||1:15 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|
Co-sponsored with the Gaithersburg Firebirds, this one-mile race is for adult and youth runners.
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
Comparison of 2003 - 2011 Results
Joe Wiegner 4:23 (2010)
Gloria Roberts 5:20 (2009)
Danielle Siebert 5:20 (2008)
2008 Photos - More 2008 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.
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