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Mill Pond Mile 2024

July 20 @ 8:15 am

$10 – $15

Mill Pond Mile 2024
Saturday, July 20th
Start Time: 8:15am
Meet at Mill Pond Park on the East side of the bridge, off County Road 9

It’s the 25th Anniversary of the Mill Pond Mile!
To commemorate this special occasion, we picked a special tie-dye T-shirt representing “25 years of color,” so make sure you sign up by the Early Bird Deadline on Friday, July 5th to secure your shirt in the correct size. Availability on race day will be limited!

The Mill Pond Mile is a one-mile run around the scenic Mill Pond in New London, Minnesota. It takes place each July, before the annual Water Days parade. It is a family fun run, not an officially timed race, so for those who wish to keep track of personal bests, we encourage participants, parents, or friends to bring a wearable timer or stopwatch.

The Mill Pond Mile was started in 2000 by Jim and Shelly Berg to honor the memory of their 10 year old son, Cody, who died in a car-bike accident in 1999. Each spring, all proceeds from the race go to provide college scholarships for members of the New London Spicer graduating class. View the list of all our current and former recipients on the Scholarships page.

In 2022, Shelly’s husband, Jim, passed away after a short but hard-fought battle with cancer. The scholarship fund was renamed the “Cody and Jim Berg Scholarship Fund,” and the Mill Pond Mile continues on, thanks in large part to the dedication of the entire Berg family, plus friends, volunteers, and sponsors.

We look forward to seeing you at the starting line!


Family Discount
Families with 5 or more members in the same household will receive a $1/off discount per registrant. Simply select “Family” at the bottom of the Registrant #1 screen, and the group rate discount will be applied at checkout.

Free Stuff
All runners receive:
-A free T-shirt
-Race bag with free swag
-Water or Gatorade after the race
-A chance to win cool door prizes!

Thanks to all our generous community members who continue to donate some amazing prizes year after year.


July 20
8:15 am
$10 – $15
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Mill Pond Park
10 Second Ave SW
New London, MN 56273 United States
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