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10th annual MCRRC Firebirds Mile
Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Watkins Mill High School
Gaithersburg, Maryland

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. 

Registration | Kids Fun Run | Volunteer | Awards | Food | Directions

Event Schedule
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
7:00 p.m. - Mile Heats Begin

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 10:00 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

For MCRRC, Firebirds Track Club members, and non-club members: Registration is race day only, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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.

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

To volunteer for this terrific event, just complete our online Volunteer Form.

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)


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.

Overall Male and Female winners will receive gift certificates to:

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

Co-Race Directors
Marty Horan (301-240-2623, email:;
Corliss Clark (301-346-1302, email: cclark_06 "at" verizon "dot" net)


From Route 270 - Exit 11 at Montgomery Village Ave East; Turn Left onto Stedwick Rd; Take first Right onto Watkins Mill Rd; Turn Left onto Apple Ridge Rd; Watkins Mill High School is on the right at 10301 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg.

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