Harrisburg Mile History
The Harrisburg Mile was founded in July of 1982 by the Harrisburg office of Smith Barney. The leadership baton for the Harrisburg Mile has been passed to Millers Mutual, a long-time supporter of the area’s well-known event. Millers Mutual now serves as the title sponsor of the Millers Mutual Harrisburg Mile.
Over its three decade history, the Millers Mutual Harrisburg Mile has developed into the area’s largest race event. With 13 different mile heats including a Half Pint Half Mile, Elite Mile, Masters Elite, Corporate Challenge and Just for Fun Mile/Walk, the event is a challenge for all ages and abilities.
J. Michael Davis, Senior Vice President of Millers Mutual, says, “The Millers Mutual Harrisburg Mile has always been a wonderful community event for runners and avid spectators alike. The growth of the race is a testimony to the volunteers who dedicate their time and to our local businesses and community who support it each year.”
The employees of Millers Mutual do much more than simply sponsor the event. They work hand-in-hand with the YMCA to make sure everything runs smoothly—from ordering race T-shirts to putting the brochure together. With their help, the event has raised over to $480,000 over the years to benefit youth programs at the YMCA.