La Milla de Mayo

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La Milla De Mayo
La Milla De Mayo
La Milla De Mayo

May 4, 2019

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.

The Festival features live music by salsa band Sol y Rumba performing music from Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador, and dancing demonstrations by Gloria de la Danza. Enjoy food by DMV Empanadas and Canela Bakery and beer from Brawling Bear Brewing. Take part in salsa dancing, arts and crafts, and fun activities including a free book give-away. A Mariachi band will welcome racers to the finish line.

Online registration opens December 31, through the Montgomery County Road Runners Club website. Online registration closes on Friday, May 3, 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 is available here.

Registration Fees


  • 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

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.

Overall male & female race winners will each receive a beautiful glass award, sponsored by Lamb Awards. Age division winners will each receive a gift card sponsored by La Casita, and all racers will each receive a race medal sponsored in part by Lamb Awards and Montgomery County Road Runners Club. Event attendees can enjoy complimentary food bites sponsored by Red, Hot & Blue. Other event sponsors include Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, Clark Chiropractic, Classic Embroidery, Drink More Water, Gaithersburg Giants, Mix 107.3 and 105.9 FM WMAL.

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?