Amateur Mile NYC – Race Report

Race: Amateur Mile NYC

Runner: Elisabeth R

Race Date: 06/09/2023

Location: Icahn Stadium

Results: 7:59:12 (1 mile)

3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

The atmosphere and the location (beautiful views of the skyline)! The track itself is great!

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

I paced the race well and stayed patient before a good kick! Plus it was my first time racing a mile!!

Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner

Be sure to be at the starting area 15 minutes before your heat to check-in.

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?


Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?


Competition – Is there a strong field?

They make the heats based on time, so you race with others with a similar time goal.

Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?

Water is available by the track.

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?

Yes! Free for spectators!

The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?