These heats are the competitive age group heats. Simply enter the heat that is relevant to your gender and age.
Elite Heat is a highly competitive heat that will include the best local runners and some fast out of town runners. Men and Women run together. We suggest you run this heat if you can run faster than 5:30 for a mile (men) or 6:30 for a mile (women).
The First Mile is for novices and beginners. We hope it is your “first mile” of a lifetime of running. This heat encourages new runners to participate in a race who might not be ready for a 5K. This heat is timed and those times will be factored in for awards, but if you’re a competitive runner, please run in the Age Group or Elite heats. We encourage runners that have run in previous heats to accompany friends and family in this heat.
Mini Mile for Kids is for children ages 9 and under. This heat is not timed and is not eligible for awards. All children receive the same “awards” regardless of finish.
PLEASE run in the heat you are registered for. Failure to do so will results in incorrect results and/or disqualification. If you are unsure what heat you are entered in, compare the color coded schedule with you race bib color or ask one of our friendly volunteers.
Your finish time determines the award you are eligible for regardless of what heat you run in.
The race starts and finishes in front of the historical Clinton Presidential Center. The starting line is located slightly west of Dean Kumpuris Drive on President Clinton Avenue.
As the gun fires, runners make their way along Pres. Clinton Ave and onto E Markam St before turning left onto Sherman St. The race then swoops onto E 3rd St until making a left onto Malhon Martin St. Spectators get a good view of the runners here just past half way as the route quickly turns left onto E 2nd St before a fast right onto Ferry St before making the last turn onto Pres. Clinton Ave. There the runners enter the inspiring tree and spectator lined finishing stretch, ending at the iconic Go! Arch!
Directions to Starting Line
“The Clinton Presidential Center is located off I-30 in Little Rock, AR and is just a 10 minute drive from Little Rock National Airport and convenient to downtown stores, restaurants and hotels.
North of the city: From I-40 use the I-30 exit and get off Exit 141A Cantrell/Clinton Ave (it’s the first exit after you cross the Arkansas River). Continue straight onto I30 Frontage Road then turn Left onto E 3rd Ave. Take the second left onto Dean Kumpuris St. and park in either parking lot. South of the city: From I-30, take exit 140 (Ninth St/Sixth St) and continue on the service road until you reach E 3rd St. Turn right on Third St, take the second left onto Dean Kumpuris St. and park in either parking lot.
From Downtown, From E Markham or La Harpe Blvd, go south on Cumberland and turn Left onto E 3rd St. Take the sixth left onto Dean Kumpuris St. and park in either parking lot.
What is the Go! Mile? The Go! Mile is a competitive, timed one-mile race to be held June 16th at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Who is producing this event? Go! Running. Your Community running and walking store located in the Heights neighborhood of Little Rock, Arkansas in conjunction with the RRCA, Little Rock Road Runners club, and our wonderful sponsors.
Does the Event benefit anyone? YES. Proceeds benefit the Winston Penn Wardlaw Memorial Fund – providing scholarships to deserving young men pursue a deserving education at Catholic High School.
How is the race structured? There will be different heats, including an elite heat (see below for who is eligible for elite status). All runners are chip timed, results will be based on a runner’s time compared to all others, not within their heat. Overall and Age Group results will look like it is one race. At the conclusion of the all the heats, times are consolidated, then Overall and Age Group winners are decided based on time. Awards are not given for top finishers in each heat.
Who can run the Elite Race? Anyone can run, but we suggest Men who can run under 5:30 for the mile and Women under 6:30
If I run the Elite Race, can I still place in my age group? Yes, runners are eligible for all overall or age group categories that apply to them regardless of the heat they run in. For example, a 41-year-old male could run in the Elite Heat and be eligible for overall, masters, or M40-44 age category. Another example is: a 26-year-old female could run in the Women 39 and Under heat and win a top 3 award if her time was fast enough.
What is the Kids “Mini Mile?” The Kids Mini Mile is a race of approximately ½ mile for kids aged 9 and under. All kids will race together and each finisher receives a prize!
Can adults help children in the Mini Mile? Yes, we welcome you to accompany your little runners!!! But please move to the rear of the start line to let the older kids race together.