Collegiate Running Association and Loudoun Street Mile Extend Championship Partnership Through 2025
The Loudoun Street Mile will host the 2024 and 2025 Collegiate Road Mile National Championships
December 28, 2023 – Winchester, VA - The Collegiate Running Association (CRA) and the Loudoun Street Mile are excited to announce an extension to their partnership which will bring the 2024 and 2025 Collegiate Road Mile National Championship back to Winchester, VA. The 2024 championships will mark the 6th consecutive year this 1-Mile event has hosted the Collegiate Road Mile National Championship and offer prize money specifically reserved for college students.
“The Loudoun Street Mile has hosted our road mile championships for several years. The community of Winchester, Virginia has opened their welcoming arms to this event and our championships and we could not be more excited to return in 2024 and 2025,” said Collegiate Running Association Co-Founder Steve Taylor. “With former race founder and event director, Mark Stickley retiring from the position, we look forward to working with Becky McGraw (Frederick County Parks & Recreation), who will serve as the new event director for the Loudoun Street Mile. The longstanding traditions and greatness of the event will continue with her oversight.”
The 2024 Loudoun Street Mile is scheduled for Memorial Day which is Monday, May 27. There will be a common start for the Collegiate Championship and open championship, allowing eligible college students to win both collegiate and open prize money.
“Having participated in the Loudoun Street Mile numerous times, I am extremely excited about the continued relationship with the Loudoun Street Mile and the collegiate championship returning to Winchester,” said CRA co-founder Jon Molz. “We’ve seen some tremendous performances the past few years as college students from across the U.S. compete for prize money. As we look to the future we can’t wait to watch the athletes try to take down their personal bests. This is a top notch event with a community that embraces it, and all of the runners have a blast racing down the hill to the finish in front of the huge crowd cheering them on.”
Along with many festivals held throughout the year, Winchester is also the home of Shenandoah University and sits in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The small city of 25,000 hosts numerous charming shops, delicious restaurants, centuries-old architecture, numerous historical landmarks, and museums waiting to be explored following the races. Old Town Winchester offers convenience, charm, and a warm welcome to all.
“The Loudoun Street Mile is excited to extend our partnership with the Collegiate Running Association to continue to bring the Collegiate Road Mile Championship to Winchester,” said Becky McGraw, Loudoun Street Mile Director. "This will mark the 6th consecutive year the event has partnered with the CRA to bring their collegiate national championships to Winchester. It has raised the level of competition in the race and has become an attractive opportunity for collegians, many of whom are in peak condition from track season. This partnership also bolsters our mission of being a family-friendly event and asset of healthy living within the community of Winchester."
The Collegiate Running Association (CRA) and JAMBAR are also excited to extend their partnership with this championship. With JAMBAR becoming the official energy bar of the association back in May, they will provide the top finishers with their amazing product. JAMBAR is an organic energy bar crafted with high-quality protein and fiber, and naturally sweetened for a healthier alternative to traditional energy bars.
Jennifer Maxwell, the founder and CEO of JAMBAR, has been a pioneer in the energy bar industry since 1987, when she founded PowerBar with her late husband, Brian Maxwell. More than just an energy bar – JAMBAR promotes community and healthy organic nutrition, with a purpose that goes beyond fueling optimum performance. The company donates 50% of after-tax profits to organizations that support active living and music. The name is inspired by Maxwell's passion for music, and the bars are crafted in a dedicated, state-of-the-art production facility in San Rafael, California. Certified organic JAMBARs include vegan and gluten-free options, and come in four flavors: Malt Nut Melody, Chocolate Cha Cha, Musical Mango and Jammin’ Jazzleberry.
"We are excited with our continuing and growing partnership with JAMBAR and providing our members with a high-quality, organic energy bar option that is not only delicious but aligns with our values as an organization," said Taylor. "Jennifer Maxwell's dedication to promoting healthy nutrition and community engagement is inspiring, and we look forward to working with JAMBAR to further promote these values within the running community."
Top participants will be chasing overall prize money with additional prize money designated specifically for the top three collegians. All money will be distributed equally among men and women. Collegians will also be eligible for open prize money.
Register for the 2024 Loudoun Street Mile and Collegiate Road Mile National Championships here.
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