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La Milla de Mayo

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La Milla De Mayo
La Milla De Mayo
La Milla De Mayo
Cancellation Notice
The 2020 La Milla de Mayo race has been cancelled. The event is presented by the City in partnership with the nonprofit Montgomery County Road Runners Club (MCRRC). No refunds will be issued by the MCRRC at this time. For those who have already registered, invitations to register at no cost for the 2021 event will be sent when registration opens. Click here for more information. We hope to run with you in 2021!

May 2, 2020 - CANCELLED

5:30 - 7:30 PM

La Milla de Mayo is the perfect one-mile run/walk for those new to running or who want to improve their time, all in the quaint surroundings of Gaithersburg’s historic commercial center. A free Festival, open to the entire community, takes place during and after the run in the newly renovated Olde Towne Plaza at the corner of Summit & Diamond Avenues.

Online registration opens December 6, through the Montgomery County Road Runners Club website. Online registration closes on Friday, May 1, at noon. Day of race registration & packet pick-up will be available onsite beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the corner of Girard Street & Diamond Avenue.

Volunteers are needed. Online sign up will be available in the future.

Sponsorship opportunities will also be available, with customizable packages that allow for banner display, pre-race packet pick-up locations, promotional materials in packets, and festival exhibitions. Check the La Milla de Mayo website early in 2020 for details. Through corporate sponsorships & donations, event proceeds benefit the City’s Dolores C. Swoyer Camp Scholarship Fund, providing summer camp opportunities for income-qualified youth.

Registration Fees


  • December 6 - 31 Holiday Registration – $15
  • January 1 - March 31 Early Registration – $17
  • April 1 - April 30  – $19
  • May 1 - 2 Late Registration – $25


Pricing valid December 6 through May 2.

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

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 in partnership with the Montgomery County Road Runners Club. Through corporate sponsorships & donations, proceeds benefit the City’s Dolores C. Swoyer Camp Scholarship Fund, which provides summer camp registration fees for qualified youth.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Where is packet pick-up?

  • What if I miss the online registration deadline?

  • Where should I park?

  • How early should I arrive?

  • How does the race work?

  • How does timing work?

  • Are there awards?

  • What do I do with the race bib?

  • Will there be water on the course?

  • Are there restrooms?

  • What other festivities will be happening?

  • Are strollers allowed?

  • Are pets / dogs allowed?