The race is going VIRTUAL August 1-9! Stay tuned for more information!

Register now for the 2020 Carlisle Virtual Downtown Mile!

For the 9th consecutive year, the Employment Skills Center will host the Carlisle Downtown Mile to raise money for the center and its programs. All proceeds will benefit adult learners in our community.

After careful consideration of the health risks posed by COVID-19 to runners, volunteers, staff, and the greater Carlisle community, we have decided to turn the 2020 edition of the Carlisle Downtown Mile into a virtual race. We will hold the Mile Race, Fun Walk, and Team Challenge virtually. You may walk or run on our original course, around town, on a track, in the woods, on a treadmill, or anywhere else you want to for one mile. You can do that anytime from Aug. 1 through Aug. 9. Then enter your time on RunSignUp. Results will be posted as the race progresses and the fastest time in each race category (age and gender, or team) wins bragging rights. We will use the honor system for reporting times, so be honest. All participants will receive a special, collector’s item, Carlisle Virtual Downtown Mile t-shirt. We also encourage people to post photos of their run or walk online. All photo submissions will be entered into a drawing for raffle prizes.

View more 2019 race photos here!

The Race
The original one-mile race course starts at the Subway Car Wash located at 900 West High Street in Carlisle and finishes near the intersection of West High and Pitt Street.


VIRTUAL Just For Fun Run / Walk
Walk or run for one mile and enter your time or indicate you completed the mile on RunSignUp.

Run for one mile and enter your time on RunSignUp. Results will be posted by gender for the following age groups:

10 and under
11 – 13 years old
14 – 19 years old
20 – 29 years old
30 – 39 years old
40 – 49 years old
50 – 59 years old
60 & over

VIRTUAL Team Challenge
Each member of the team runs for one mile (team members do not have to run together) and the team captain enters each team member’s time on RunSignUp. Each team must consist of 3-5 runners. The total time of the fastest 3 runners on each team will be used to determine team placement. Results will be posted in the following Team Challenge categories:

Protect & Serve

All participants will receive a special, collector’s item, Carlisle Virtual Downtown Mile t-shirt. If you register by July 20, you will be able to pick up your t-shirt before the race. Perhaps even wear it during your Carlisle Virtual Downtown Mile run / walk. If you register after July 20, t-shirts will be available after the race closes Aug. 9. This year we are offering the option to have t-shirts shipped to you for a small fee to cover the cost of shipping. If a shipping order is placed by July 20, your t-shirt should arrive prior to the start of the race. If placed after July 20, your t-shirt will be shipped on Aug. 21.

Participants will be able to record their time, track other racers, and challenge themselves. And remember, this is based on the honor system. No need to upload data to Strava or record your mile with a GPS. Once you are registered, you will be able to upload your time using the following steps:

Step 1: Make sure you are logged into RunSignUp (use the email you used to register).
Step 2: Click on the RESULTS then click on the blue box that says SUBMIT VIRTUAL RESULTS. Search for your name.
Step 3: Add your time and save your results. It might take a few minutes to update in the overall results but you can refresh the page and wait. That’s it! You are done.


Early Bird
Adults $17
Children (13 & under) $12
Teams $115

Race FAQs

Where is the race?
The 2020 Carlisle Downtown Mile is virtual, which means you can run from any location between August 1 and 9!

What are the run categories?
There are 5 different mile heats in the race schedule including seven different age categories, 6 different Team Challenge categories, and a Just for Fun Mile/Walk.

What is the Team Challenge all about?
Our team challenge is a great opportunity to have some friendly team competition with other organizations similar to yours. It is also a wonderful team building event due to the short distance of the race. Wear your organization t-shirts and let the community see you out there! The expanded team challenge categories are: Healthcare, Serve & Protect, Non-Profit/Government, Corporate/Business, Education, and Friends & Family.

Each team may consist of three to five members. The fastest three team members’ times will be added together for a total team time. The team challenge is a great way to promote a friendly rivalry between departments of one organization or between various organizations.

Can I run just for fun?
Definitely!! That is what the Just for Fun/Walk is for. The Carlisle Downtown Mile wants to encourage everyone in the community to participate, including competitive runners, active seniors, veterans, and all members of the family.

If you have any other questions, please contact Art Kunst at (717)243-6040 ext. 4430 or



Thank you to our Premier Sponsor, UPMC, and to all of our 2020 sponsors & supporters!

Kid’s Alley Sponsor

Beer Garden Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

         Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


1/4 Mile Sponsors 

Rick & Lorelei Coplen

Special Contributors