The 1 Mile Time Trial: How Fast Can You Run a Mile?
If you have ever wondered how fast you can run a mile, the Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools is about to give you the opportunity to find out. The Foundation has created a really cool fundraising event that's set to take place on Saturday, September 26th at Apollo High School's brand new football/track stadium. It's called the 1 Mile Time Trial. Here's how it's going to work!
Basically, if you want to run a mile and be timed, just get yourself signed up. The price is just $30 per runner. However, if you are a DCPS student (any grade), an employee, faculty member or sponsor or sponsor employee, you can participate for just $15. That fee includes a 1 Mile Time Trial t-shirt. All proceeds, of course, will benefit the Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools.
The day of the event, runners will report to the Apollo High School athletic field. There, each participant will be outfitted with a timing chip. Then, one by one, runners will be released onto the inside lane of the track. Start times will take place at least half a lap apart to ensure proper distancing and unobstructed times. Because this event is electronically timed and virtually all potential obstacles are being eliminated, it's a prime opportunity to see just how fast you are!
Family and friends will be welcome at the event too. Yes! They'll be able to cheer you on from the stands (proper social distancing will be encouraged). Runners, by the way, are required to follow COVID-19 safety protocols as well and must remain masked until it's time to run.
In addition to runners and cheering sections, the event is open to additional sponsors who'd like to set up, distribute materials and show their support for the Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools. There will also be food trucks on site.
According to the Foundation, "The 1 Mile Time Trial can be a safe and fun way to promote physical activity, highlight some of the new facilities in our school district, and bring people together (while keeping them apart)."