Have you ever watched somebody run a sub-4 minute mile? Breaking the 4 minute barrier is amazing accomplishment in the running world and on Friday, August 7th, you’ll have a chance to watch some of the best local and national elite runners attempt this incredible feat.
The event is called the Sir Walter Miler and it takes place on the track next Friday at Meredith College in Raleigh. This year’s event will be even bigger and better than 2014 with 33 men and women elite runners, including two Olympians. The event will also feature a “run store battle” and “run club relay” with some of your favorite local runners going head to head in a friendly competition.
The public is welcome to watch and cheer on the runners as well as attend a pre and post party at Raleigh Brewing Company, where there will be six breweries contributing kegs to raise money for The Umstead Coalition. There will also be food for sale by two great local food trucks: Hanu and CockADoodleMoo.
This is a great community event and a lot of fun to watch. I highly recommend you come out to show your support for these incredible runners. For more information about Sir Walter Miler and a full list of the elite competitors and their bios visit the 2015 event website here.
Schedule of Sir Walter Miler Events
Thursday, August 6th – Eat with the Pros (7pm – click link for tickets)
- 6:00 Pre-party starts at Raleigh Brewing Company
- 8:30 Running Store Battle (sign up by clicking link)
- 8:40 Run Club Mile Relay
- 9:00 National Anthem
- 9:05 Women’s Elite Mile
- 9:15 Men’s Elite Mile
- 9:30 Post-party starts at Raleigh Brewing Company
Saturday, August 8th – Run with the Pros (8am – Umstead Park/Harrison Ave entrance)
For more information about the event or sponsorship, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Pat Price at 919-260-8013. You can also get event updates by following them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.