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La Milla de Mayo 2018 ($)

May 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Race Overview

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The 3rd Annual La Milla de Mayo will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

La Milla de Mayo (The May Mile) is the perfect one-mile run/walk for those new to running or wanting to improve their mile in a fun, block party atmosphere in Olde Towne, Gaithersburg. Participants are invited to celebrate the race’s completion with music, food, Salsa dancing, and Cinco de Mayo festivities. Free Kids Fun Runs kick off the race! Runners of all ages and levels are eligible to register for this event.

Online registration will remain open until May 5th at noon – after that, registration will only be available on-site, prior to the event start.

La Milla De Mayo is an official USA Track & Field (USATF) certified race course. USATF is the National Governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. It encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the No. 1 high school and junior high school participatory sport, and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.

The race is presented by the City of Gaithersburg in partnership with the Montgomery County Road Runners Club. Through corporate sponsorships and donations, proceeds benefit the City’s Dolores C. Swoyer Camp Scholarship Fund, which provides summer camp registration fees for underprivileged youth.

Race Day Schedule
5:30-7:30pm Free Festival – Runners & Spectators Welcome (Latin music, dancing, moon bounce, face-painting, crafts, demos, prizes, and more!)
5:30pm ½ and ¼ Mile Kids Fun Runs
5:45pm Latin Dance Warm-up
6:00pm One Mile Walk/Run

See the Course Map | View/Download Runner Info


One-Mile ADULT (12 & over) – T-SHIRT INCLUDED

Early Registration    $26              January 2 – March 31

Registration              $28             April 1 – April 30 at 11:59 p.m.

One-Mile ADULT (12 & over) – NO T-SHIRT

Early Registration     $15             January 2 – March 31

Registration              $17             April 1 – April 30

Late Registration      $19             May 1 – May 5 at noon

One-Mile CHILD (Ages 5 – 11)

Registration              $10              January 2 – May 5 at noon

One-Mile CHILD (Under 5)

Registration              $5               January 2 – May 5 at noon

Kids 1/2 Mile & 1/4 Mile Fun Runs

FREE, Registration is required.

Registration for the Kids Funs Runs is open from January 2 – May 5 at noon.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I miss the online registration deadline?

If you miss the online registration deadline there will be in-person registration at the Start Line at Girard Business Center at 220 Girard Street.

Where should I park?

Parking will be available at Gaithersburg Elementary and Middle Schools, at the Olde Towne parking garage at Olde Towne and Summit Avenues, and at the Girard parking lot on Diamond Avenue.

How early should I arrive?

Plan to arrive around 30 minutes before the race if you are pre-registered. If you plan to register on race day, you will need to arrive earlier to get your materials.

How does the race work?

Racers should line up according to how they expect to finish, runners in the front, then joggers, then walkers in the back. There will be multiple “waves” so line up with the wave you feel will fit your pace. Listen for the race announcements and when it’s time for your wave, get to it!

What do I do with the race bib?

You will be given four safety pins along with your bib. Pin the bib to the front of your shirt.

Will there be water on the course?

Yes, there will be water at the finish line.

Where is packet pick-up?

Packet pick-up will be on-site at the corner of Girard and Diamond Ave. starting at 4:30 p.m. on race day only. Once you receive your packet, please proceed to the start line.


See the race website for more information.


Click here to register.


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May 5, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Alex Booth


Gaithersburg Elementary School
504 E Diamond Ave
Gaithersburg, ME 20877 United States
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