Welcome to the 5280 Race Series, a main street mile road race series showcasing two of the most popular “Main Streets” in Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs. The 5280 Race Series is a new venture owned and operated by the Pattison Sports Group, Philadelphia’s premier sports marketing and event management firm. Additionally, the series benefits Pattison Sports Group’s nonprofit, Healthy Kids Running Series. 20% of Race Revenues will be donated to HKRS which combats increasing rates of childhood obesity in America through a positive, educational, and fun introduction into the world of running. To learn more about Healthy Kids Running Series, please click here.
From competitive racers to recreational youth runners, the 5280 Series is designed for the whole family and honors the tradition and history of the American Mile race.
This year’s Manayunk Mile Race will take place on Saturday May 16, 2015 on Main Street in Manayunk. Beginning just west of Shurs Ln., the course will take runners on a ‘down-and-back’ course straight down Main Street. Runners will race the final few hundred yards onto Venice Island and into the PLAY Manayunk Festival in front of the newly opened Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center!
PLAY Manayunk is an expansion and reinvention of the 2013 Fit Fest. With the opening of the new Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center, the event will celebrate everything recreation, fitness & fun! The finish line celebration will include live performances and a day full of outdoor recreation activities such as kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, biking and much more!
In addition to the Manayunk Mile, the 5280 Race Series will host a mile race down State Street in Media, PA on Saturday May 9, 2015. Beginning just east of town, the race will finish in front of the Delaware County Courthouse in Veterans Square.
1 Mile. 5,280 Feet. Are you ready?
PRESS / NEWS
New 1-Mile Race Series Coming to Media and Manayunk – March 26, 2015
PSG Announces Launch of the 5280 Race Series – Feb 16, 2015 – Thornton, PA