• Race management services
    Race management services
    Let us take the hassle out of managing your race – we'll do as much or as little as you need.
  • Our team of experts
    Our team of experts
    We have years of experience in managing road races in New England.
  • Fitness and wellness programs
    Fitness and wellness programs
    Could your company benefit from a wellness program? Contact us to see what we can offer you!


RRCA certified race director logoWelcome to The First Mile! We are a group of dedicated athletes who have for many years supported and administered successful running events in central Connecticut. In 2013, with our experience and proven track record to build on, we launched The First Mile, a company specializing in the comprehensive management of races and related running and wellness programs.

Race management services

Through the years, we have developed an expertise in managing all aspects of a running event. From preliminary permitting and course design, to advertising and pre-registration, to soliciting sponsorship, to day-of-race responsibilities, we have a proven track record that will insure the success of your race.

We are known for our attention to detail and for holding safe and runner friendly events. We manage races all over Connecticut and New England.

Fitness and wellness programs

Our company is also committed to people everywhere achieving health and fitness through running and we offer a variety of comprehensive training, fitness, and wellness programs. We will tailor a program to meet the needs of you, your staff or your clients.

We use a multi-pronged approach and introduce a number of workshops that support a healthy lifestyle. Our team consists of some of the most respected specialists in their fields.

Find out more

  • Do you want to organize a new race in Connecticut or the rest of New England?
  • Do you need help managing an existing running event?
  • Do you want to introduce a fitness or wellness regimen to your organization?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us! We will work with you to meet all of your needs.