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La Milla de Mayo 2019 ($)

May 4, 2019 @ 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 4, 2019 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 3rd 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



  • December 31 New Years Eve Registration – $15
  • January 1 – March 31 Early Registration – $17
  • April 1 – April 31 – $19
  • May 1 – May 3 – Late Registration – $21
  • Day of Race Registration – $25


Pricing valid December 31 through May 3.

Race Registration

  • Ages 5 – 10 – $10
  • Ages 4 & Under – Free

Kids Fun Runs

  • Ages 4 & Under ½ Mile Run – Free
  • Ages 4 & Under ¼ Mile Run – Free

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is packet pick-up?
Packet pick-up will be onsite at the corner of Girard Street & Diamond Avenue starting at 4:30 p.m. on race day only. Once you receive your packet, please proceed to the start line.

What if I miss the online registration deadline?
In-person registration will be available at the Start Line at the Girard Business Center, 220 Girard Street.

Where should I park?
Free parking is available at Gaithersburg Elementary & Middle Schools, at the parking garage at Olde Towne & Summit Avenues, and at the Girard parking lot on Diamond Avenue.

How early should I arrive?
If you’ve pre-registered, plan to arrive 30 minutes before the race. If you plan to register on race day, you will need to arrive earlier to get your materials.

How early should I arrive?
If you’ve pre-registered, plan to arrive 30 minutes before the race. 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. There will be multiple “waves,” so line up with the wave you feel best fits your pace. Listen for the race announcements and when it’s time for your wave, get to it!

How does timing work?
We are using chip timing. You will be given a timing chip to attach to your shoe at the start and we ask that you place the chip in a bin at the finish line. The chip will keep track of your time, which will be posted online at a later date.

Are there awards?
Awards will be given to the overall fastest Female & Male as well as the winner of each age group.


Age group award categories for Female & Male participants:

  • 13 & under
  • 14 – 19
  • 20 – 29
  • 30 – 39
  • 40 – 49
  • 50 – 59
  • 60 – 69
  • 70 – 79
  • 80 & up


What do I do with the race bib?
You will be given four safety pins to affix the bib to the front of your shirt.

Will there be water on the course?
There will be water at the finish line.

Are there restrooms?
There will be port-a-johns at the start line & in the Festival area.

What other festivities will be happening?
Before the race, we will offer a warm-up. After the race, there will be a block party with music, dancing, food, and arts & craft activities.

Are strollers allowed?
Yes, but please line up near the back if you are walking with a stroller.

Are pets / dogs allowed?
No, dogs are not permitted.

See the race website for more information.


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May 4, 2019
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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