Breaking the 4 minute mile barrier is amazing accomplishment in the running world and this Friday you can watch some of the best local and national elite runners attempt this incredible feat. The public is welcome to watch the runners take on this challenge at the 2016 Sir Walter Miler Friday, Agust 5th at the Meredith College track. Adding to the celebritory atmosphere there will also be a pre and post race party happening at Raleigh Brewing Company where everal other NC beers on tap to raise money for Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail, Craig Thompson of Old Habits will be playing some tunes, and food trucks BO’s Kitchen and Rollin Dogs will be on hand to feed the hungry crowd
The event is FREE but it would great to RSVP on Facebook and share with your friends to help spread the word so the visiting athletes can see just how much the Triangle community supports them. The races don’t start until 8:30pm so it is a great event to catch after hitting up First Friday in downtown Raleigh.
Things kickoff with the Raleigh vs Durham Mile Championship Race followed by a Run Club Relay with 14 different area run clubs represented. Then things get SUPER FAST with the Women’s Elite Mile and the Men’s Elite Mile. If you would like to learn more about the Elite runners there Bios are located here. If you aren’t going to be in Raleigh you can watch the event live on FloTrack Pro.
Sir Walter Miler 2016 Schedule (Friday August 5th)
- 6pm – Pre-Race Party at Raleigh Brewing Company
- 7:15pm – Craig Thompson of Old Habits plays hour set
- 8:30pm – Raleigh vs. Durham Mile Championship
- 8:40pm – Run Club 4×400 Relay
- 8:45pm – Fans can enter the track area
- 9:00pm – National Anthem
- 9:05pm – Women’s Elite Mile
- 9:15pm – Men’s Elite Mile
Following the last race there will be an awards ceremony at 9:30pm at Meredith College Track followed by post-party at Raleigh Brewing Company with beer, music and food trucks.
For parking details visit the official Sir Walter Miler website.