The Mile High Mile

The Mile High Mile: Now with LIGHTS!
In association with the Boulder Road Runners Summer All-Comers Track and Field Series

Runners start at the Olympic Day celebration at the Boulder Road Runner track series

The Event

Date: Aug 15, 2019
Time: 7:45 pm
Location: Potts Field, Boulder, CO

The thrill of the mile. On the track. At a mile high. It’s happening right here in Boulder. It’s a high-energy event called The Mile High Mile.

On the evening of August 15, at historic CU Potts Field, watch an exciting track race that will get everyone’s hearts pumping. Witness elite athletes dig deep for speed. Join fellow fans in cheering runners to their best. Help the community showcase a new, first-of-its-kind event.   

The Mile High Mile will move in the schedule be the final event of the Boulder Road Runners All-Comers Meet. This allows for cooler temperatures and a finale event to cap off the night. The Mile High Mile will feature 4 heats: All-comers, faster than ~6 minutes and a separate Men’s and Women’s elite fields. (See below)
There will be an announcer with music, finish line tape, FAT timing, a live scoreboard for all participants and a podium presentation for the elite fields. That’s right; all this excitement in the intimate setting of the track. 

Citizens and elites each get their turn to toe the line. Four laps around the track makes for one of the best spectating events in town.

The Mile High Mile is yet another milestone to add to Boulder’s world-class athletic scene. More importantly, the event is filling a gap in a running town that needs more track races.

Thanks to the Boulder Road Runners, the Mile High Mile is part of the club’s All-Comers Summer Track and Field Meet. Following the meet’s gamut of track and field events from the 100m to 3k, the race will take stage. The Mile High Mile will start with at least two waves of runners of all abilities, preceding both the men’s and women’s elite race, rather than earlier in the evening as usual. 


Timing for all mile races will be done with Fully Automatic Timing (FAT) and participants will be given results with splits. The event is USATF certified and sanctioned.


2018 Results

Prize Money & Awards

Progressive time bonus payout

For runners finishing faster that our set thresholds, (Men: 4:30, Women 5:12) they will be awarded $25 + $5 per second under that threshold.

There will also be prize money for top finishes in the Elite fields.

We will be also awarding the top 5 men and women in the elite fields and top Masters men and women to top 3.


Registration will be through Direct Athletes and open by summer time. This will allow us to keep the meet on schedule and easily create heats with runners of similar page. Walk up registration will be available, but will be only available for the Open waves.

The price for the mile will be determined soon.

Elite Fields:
While we will not hold an official cut off time for these, our suggestions are as follows: Runners who can run 4:45 mins or better or 5:30 or better for women are eligible to be considered for the elite waves.


Meet Schedule for August 15:

* Subject to change

6:00  100m – (everything after the 100 moves up by 15 mins)
6:20  400m
6:40  800m
6:55  200m
7:15  Steeple
7:35  4×400
– no 5k – 
7:45  All Comers Mile race
8:00  Sub 6 Milers
8:10  Introduce Women’s Field
8:15  Elite Women
8:25  Introduce Men’s Field
8:30  Elite Men
Podium and announcements

The Mile High Mile Challenge

King and Queen of the Mile

Run the Pearl Street Mile on August 10th then run the Mile High Mile on the 15th. We will take the fastest combined time for both men and women and crown the King and Queen of the road and track.

Current Colorado Soil Mile Records:

  • Men: 4:01.27 Tabor Stevens April 17th, 2015 at the La Junta Tiger Relays
  • Women: 4:36.05 Dani Jones February 3, 2018 University of Colorado’s Indoor Practice Facility at 5,430 feet elevation

Follow Us

For more information follow the Facebook page, or contact Race Organizer, Todd Straka – todd at


Without the support of our generous partners this event would not be possible. Thank you so kindly.

Boulder Road RunnersSage DentalBoulder Running Company supports the Mile High Mile on Aug 16

Roll Recovery Trident Cafe supports the Mile High Mile Drink Maple is a proud supporter of the Mile High Mile