The 13th Annual Carlisle Downtown Mile was held on Thursday, May 16th!

THANK YOU to our event sponsors, vendors, special contributors, volunteers, and especially our 730 race participants!

The Carlisle Downtown Mile is a fundraiser for Employment Skills Center’s adult education and training programs. All of our programs and classes are offered free of charge. These programs include adult basic education, GED preparation, English as a Second Language, and workforce development trainings such as Nurse Aide, Customer Service, EMT, and Computer Skills training.

2024 Race results can be found here! Congratulations to all of our finishers!

To view photos and read more about this year’s race, please visit our Carlisle Downtown Mile Facebook page.

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.

The Carlisle Downtown Mile is a one-mile USA Track and Field certified course on High Street in Carlisle, PA. The one-mile race begins at the Subway Car Wash near the corner of High and Orange Streets and ends near the corner of High Street and Court House Avenue. The race will begin at 6:15pm with the first wave of runners. The last wave of participants will end at 7:30pm.


VIRTUAL – May 11-16

For the virtual race, you may walk, run (hop, skip, etc.) on our original course, around town, on a track, in the woods, on a treadmill, in the pool, or anywhere else you want to for one mile. You can do that anytime from May 11 through May 16. 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. These times will not compete with the race day times on the High Street certified course. All participants registered by April 28 will receive a 2024 Carlisle Downtown Mile race t-shirt.

Uploading Your Times
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. No one will be looking to DQ you. 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.

LIVE RACE – May 16

Packet pick-up and race day registration will begin at 5:15pm at the Subway Carwash, 900 West High Street, Carlisle.

1. Just for Fun Run / Walk
Walk or run the course for fun. All participants 13 and under will receive a participation medal.

2. Age Group Races: This is a competitive age group race on the certified mile course on High Street.

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 – 69 years old                                                                                                                                                                                                 70 & over 

3. Team Challenge
Each member of the team (3-5 runners) runs the course. Team members do not have to run together. The runners are chipped timed and the total time of the fastest 3 runners on each team will be used to determine team placement. In addition to the top teams, prizes will be given for best team costume. Results will be posted at the finish in the following Team Challenge categories:

Protect & Serve


The Fun Run/Walk is NOT a timed race. Runners/walkers will have ample time to get to the finish line.  Please be aware that the next heat starts 15 minutes behind the fun run/walk start time. The Age Group races ARE chip timed on our USATF certified course. Please start at the time of your age group, arriving a few minutes early so you are ready to go! Races will be a gun start at the times below. Bathrooms will be available at the starting line!

6:15pm     Just for Fun run/walk (not timed)

6:30pm     Ages 19 and under

6:45pm     Ages 20-39

7:00pm     Ages 40 and over

7:15pm     Team Challenge Race

All participants who register by April 28 will receive a 2024 Carlisle Downtown Mile t-shirt. For the virtual runner, we are offering the option to have shirts sent to you for a small fee to cover the cost of shipping. Shirt & packet pick-up will be on May 15 from 11:00am-5:00pm at Appalachian Running Company (ARC) on Pomfret Street in Carlisle. Packets can also be picked up on race day; however, we recommend you pick up your race packet at ARC to limit wait times.


Early Bird (Feb 1-Mar 31) Apr 1-May 15 Race Day (May 16) Virtual Race
Adults $22 $26 $30 $15
Children (13 & under) $15 $19 $20 $10
Teams $105 $125 $130 $75


There will be a Beer Garden for all participants who are 21 years and older. ID will be checked at the entrance, after you have completed your race! The beer garden is for race participants with their race bib only. We are proud to support many local breweries at our beer garden. More information on specific vendors will be forthcoming.

Kids Alley will also be available for our younger racers. Many local organizations will have kids activities, including prizes, games, snacks and fun! The awards ceremony will take place after the last race has concluded and results are posted.

Race FAQs

Where is the race?
The 2024 Carlisle Downtown Mile is a one-mile run/walk down High Street in downtown Carlisle!

What are the run categories?
There are 5 different mile heats in the race schedule including nine different age categories, 5 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, and Education.

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 Emily Fuller at (717)243-6040 ext. 4430 or


Thank you to our Premier Sponsor, UPMC, and to all of our 2024 sponsors & supporters!                                               

Kid’s Alley Sponsor

Team Challenge Sponsor

Beer Garden Sponsor

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


1/4 Mile Sponsors


Special Contributors