Van Wert Health 4 Mile is back with a $5,000 Prize Purse & more!

Runners take to the streets of Van Wert, Ohio for the 2021 Van Wert Health 4 Mile

Van Wert, Ohio

The fastest 4 miles is back! On July 9, 2022 at 8:00 PM, join us in downtown Van Wert, Ohio by the historic county courthouse to experience one of the most elite road races anywhere! The Van Wert Health 4 Mile has routinely attracted elite runners & clubs from across the region in addition to local runners and walkers of all ability levels. Previous event fields have included the 11th fastest female half marathoner of all time, the fastest American born African American marathoner, the Houston Marathon Champion, NCAA DI Women’s 5k Championship runner-up, a 4x NCAA DIII National Champion, and more.

4 Mile National Championships

A 4 mile race of post-collegiate training groups. Teams are to be comprised of no more than 6 individuals. The finish times of the top 4 runners on each team will be summed and averaged for a total team time. The men’s and women’s teams with the fastest team times will win the Van Wert Cup, and $1,500 in prize money. The top male and female finisher will receive $500, 2nd – $300, and 3rd – $200. The Van Wert Health 4 Mile course will be USATF Certified ensuring an accurate race distance.

High School 4 Mile

Race along side some of the country’s fastest runners while earning money for your school’s athletic program! When registering for the Van Wert Health 4 Mile, you will be asked if you are affiliated with a high school (you do not need to be a current high schooler to affiliate). By affiliating yourself with a high school, you are helping your team earn money and reducing your team mascot’s time. Each high school team must select a team “mascot” runner who will run the 4 mile race (mascot must be a current high school member of the team). At the conclusion of the race, 1 second will be taken off of the mascot’s final 4 mile time for every person finishing the 4 mile or 1 mile race who indicated they were affiliated with the mascot’s team. For example, if a team mascot ran 20:00 for 4 miles and 30 individuals designated their affiliation to that team on their registration form, the mascots time would be 19:30 [20:00 – (30 people x 1 second per person)]. The team with the fastest mascot time will receive a minimum $250 donation toward their program. Any team with at least 15 individuals who designate they are affiliated with the team will also receive a donation to their program. Mascot’s need not wear actual mascot attire; just designate that they are their team’s mascot during registration.

Community 4 Mile 

The Van Wert Health 4 Mile is not only a team race.  For the past 5 years, this race has become a summer tradition and can’t miss race.  The Van Wert Health 4 Mile is the perfect race to test your fitness, enjoy a festive atmosphere, and support a great cause.

To learn more about the Van Wert Health 4 Mile & to register, please visit this link.