Have you ever wondered how fast you could run a Mile on the road? Find out at the Mile of Truth in Danville, CA. The iconic distance is unique in its ability to stoke the fire of even the most competitive runners. It’s 5,280 feet of pure, unadulterated effort!
As part of the 44th running of the Devil Mountain Run 5K & 10K, the 5th Mile of Truth will be contested on a USATF-certified 2-loop course in the heart of downtown Danville.
The Mile is set for Sunday, May 7th with a cash purse for those willing to push themselves. The Mile of Truth has also been chosen by the PA/USATF as their grand prix event, so join us as it is going to be a fun running event for all.
Prize money will be offered for our top finishers with Elite Open prize money going 4-deep per gender = $500 winner, $250, $150 and $100.
New for 2023: Course Record Bonus
In addition to the overall prize purse, there will be awarded a $500 bonus for setting a course record, split evenly if broken by both genders. NOTE: Winner takes ALL – if multiple runners come in under the current course record (see below), only the winning time for men and / or women will earn the $500 course record bonus.
2023 Mile of Truth Champions
Christopher Olley (CA), 4:19
Kayla Knapp (CA), 4:49
4:13 Corey Bellemore (CAN), 2019
4:45 Rachel Schneider (USA / AZ), 2019
The Mile of Truth will run in six separate heats:
► 9:15am: Heat 1, Men 50-plus
► 9:25am: Heat 2, Women 40 & over
► 9:35am: Heat 3, Men 40-49
► 9:45am: Heat 4, Boys & Girls ages 14 & under
► 9:55am: Heat 5, Women Elite / Open (prize money)
► 10:05am: Heat 6, Men Elite / Open (prize money)
In addition, at 10:15am will be the start of the Buddi Love Dog Mile.
The Mile of Truth is also a BBTM Featured Event, showcasing America's best Mile races throughout the year.
Visit devilmtnrun.com for more information.