How fast can you run a mile? Find out on July 20 at the Parkway Mile!

The Louisville Sports Commission originally shared this information through an email. As a member of the Louisville Sports Commission board, Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is sharing this information on her personal website.

Registration is now open for Louisville’s newest summer race, the Louisville Active Parkway Mile.

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We’ve all trained and run 5Ks, half marathons, and some even triathlons. But have you ever wondered how fast your time would be if you ran just mile? Now you can find out. The Louisville Sports Commission has created the Louisville Active Parkway Mile, a fun one-mile run/walk taking place on Southern Parkway.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, participants can take off from Southern Parkway and Woodlawn Avenue and take a straight and fast route down Southern Parkway to the finish line outside of Olmsted Academy South.

Parkway Mile Heats Include:

  • Elite Male (must meet qualifying standard of 5:00 mile)
  • Elite Female (must meet qualifying standard of 6:00 mile)
  • Open Male
  • Open Female
  • Masters Male (“Master” is anyone 40 years old and up, per USATF.)
  • Masters Female
  • Family Fun Mile (Not timed.)
  • High School Male
  • High School Female
  • Youth Mile (“Youth” are kids in middle school and younger.)

All heats, excluding the family fun mile, will be professionally timed. Awards will be presented to the fastest, and all will receive post-race refreshments including Powerade, water, fruit, and other goodies.

Register today for only $20 to participate in Louisville’s newest and fastest race! Visit to find out more information and sign up. Also follow us on Facebook for race updates at