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 these amazing runners take on the speed challenge at the 2017 Sir Walter Miler this Friday, August 4th at the Meredith College track.
Adding to the fun racing atmosphere Friday night there will also be a pre and post race party at Raleigh Brewing Company featuring several NC beers on sale to help raise money for the East Coast Greenway Alliance. The evening will also include a local run club relay and the the Raleigh “Denim Mile” through a partnership with Citius Mag and Raleigh Denim, where brave runners will wear blue jeans instead of your typical running shorts. The winner of the Denim Mile will earn eternal glory and take home a $100 prize.
This event is FREE and open to the public 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. One of the truly special things about this event is the community vibe. It’s the only track event I’ve ever been to where spectators can cheer on the runners from right alongside the track itself. It adds an incredible energy to the event!
The races don’t start until 8:15pm so it is a great event to catch after hitting up First Friday in downtown Raleigh. If you would like to learn more about the Elite runners their Bios are located here. For updates and results be sure to follow Sir Walter Miler on facebook, twitter, and Instagram and share your photos using the hashtag #SirWalterMiler. See you on Friday!
Sir Walter Miler 2017 Schedule (Friday, August 4th)
- 6pm – Pre-Race Party at Raleigh Brewing Company
- 8:15pm – Citius Mag presents the Raleigh Denim Mile
- 8:30pm – Run Club 4X400 Relay
- 8:45pm – Fans can enter the track area
- 9:00pm – National Anthem
- 9:05pm – Women’s Elite Mile
- 9:20pm – 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.
For more race day info and parking details visit the official Sir Walter Miler website.