Bobby Largent Midnight Mile

Download entry form – $5 apiece ($20 cap per family). FREE for PHDC members. Interested? Get your club membership form here!!!

Timeline of events Dec. 31 / Jan. 1:
* 10 p.m.: Registration begins for “Last Chance 5K and Midnight Mile” at Capon Bridge Public Library
* 11 p.m.:  Start of Last Chance 5K (registration for Midnight Mile continues)
* Please be sure to bring a flashlight or wear a headlamp for the 5K – it’s rather dark on River Road!
* Midnight: Start of Midnight Mile. Start point is former Capon Bridge Middle School / Town Park area.
* 10 a.m.: Start of Resolution Run, a 1-mile downhill mile on the Great Allegheny Passage in LaVale, MD

2012 results

CAPON BRIDGE, W.VA., Dec. 31, 2012 — The annual New Year’s Eve Midnight Mile run/walk will be renamed the Donald W. “Bobby” Largent Mile effective immediately.

The Bobby Largent Mile run/walk kicks off the yearly schedule for the Potomac Highlands Distance Club. Largent died April 3, 2011 at the age of 74. He was elected mayor of Capon Bridge in 2005 and was dedicated to making the town a better place to work, live and play.

The PHDC, based in Augusta, is the only nonprofit running club in the Eastern Panhandle affiliated with the Road Runners Club of America.

Registration for the low-key, low-cost Midnight Mile begins at 11:15 p.m. on Dec. 31 at the Community Town Park in Capon Bridge. Entry is only $5 per runner. Runners and walkers are encouraged to bring flashlights with them to help navigate especially dark areas of the generally well-lit paved course.

If partiers can’t make the Midnight Mile, they can still register and participate by completing a remote mile, on a treadmill or around their home. A remote runner’s time must be submitted to the event director no later than 1 a.m. for it to count in the official standings. See the event website for details.

Leashed, vaccinated canine companions are welcome to participate if they are up to date on vaccinations. The 2011 Midnight Mile drew 18 runners and five dogs. In 2012, 16 people followed the club to the new site in Capon Bridge.

Proceeds from the Midnight Mile will once again benefit the Capon Bridge Public Library.

For more information on the Midnight Mile and other PHDC events, visit