The event, held each year on July 4, usually attracts about 1,000 people running the mile-long course. Entry fees raise money for the volunteer fire department.
Instead of running along Atlantic Avenue, participants are being asked to register and complete a 1-mile run on their own, submitting their time.
Every runner who signs up before the June 20 deadline for registrations will be guaranteed a 2020 American Mile commemorative T-shirt. T-shirts will be handed out 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 4 at the firehouse located behind the Longport Historical Society, 2305 Atlantic Ave.
Registration is $20. Sign up here: https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Longport/TheAmericanMile?fbclid=IwAR07otYSikfyjoT7es3QY_ZkU9LJycxp0oyPGSfoaZ0RC-jSFwmn981s9pw
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