A big change is coming to this year's Boilermaker Mile.

The one-mile run, formerly an invitation-only event, will be open to the general public.

This year's race will take place at Proctor Park on Tuesday, July 8th.

The run will be capped at 200 participants and will feature a number of heats.
'We wanted to have the race on a course that was not extremely challenging that could affect the times of those running the Boilermaker 15k a few days later,' said Ted Petrillo race director of the mile run.

'While this will be a timed race, we welcome people of all abilities to engage in some healthy exercise.’

Registration fee will be $10 and all participants who sign up by June 21st will get a commemorative t-shirt.

For more information, visit the Boilermaker website.