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Sir Walter Miler Returns Friday – August 5th

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2015 Sir Walter Miler
(Photo Courtesy Cheryl Treworgy)

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

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2105 Sir Walter Miler 
(Photo Courtesy Cheryl Treworgy)

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.




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Weekend Picks! June 21-23rd

June 22

As we head into the first official weekend of Summer there are lots of fun things to check out. Including a few very unique events like Kirby Dirby on Saturday and Yoga at Raleigh Brewing Co. Sunday.  But first, the weekend kicks off with a pop-up ice cream shop and beer/wine store celebrating their grand openings tonight!

Friday June 21st

Ice Cream Pop-Up Shop in Downtown Raleigh Grand Opening!
Thanks to an announcement by New Raleigh, I learned of a  pop-up ice cream shop that is opening tonight in downtown Raleigh. The temporary shop will be located on Wilmington Street in the space next to Gravy where Kindred used to be. This space is only temporary (through August 31) after which they hope to open in a permanent location. They will start out serving locally made Maple View Ice Cream. Doors open for the very first time tonight (Friday June 21st) at 6pm

When: Friday 6pm
Where: 131 S. Wilmington Street
More Info: Twitter account

Wine 101 Raleigh Location Grand Opening!
Wine 101 in Wake Forest is opening up a second store this weekend with a new Raleigh location. Their new shop is located on Duraleigh Road and Raleigh and will offer an expansive collection of both wine and craft beer. The soft openening is this Friday, June 21st from 12-8. They will also have a very special tasting (cost $10) to raise money for “Meals On Wheels” from 5-7.

When: Friday 12-8pm
Where: 5910 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh,
More Info: facebook

Saturday June 22nd

Kirby Dirby “Wonderland”
Kirby Derby Day is an annual day of Raleigh awesomeness on a Saturday close to the Summer Solstice.
It begins at 4pm and lasts a long time. Events include:pine car mini-racers at 4pm, parade at 5:30, “drag” races at 6:00ish, soapbox derby at 6:30ish and an after party at darkish featuring music by Corn & the Colonels! Food trucks: The Humble Pig & Captain Poncho’s Tacos and Hot Dogs and Veggie Dogs by Silas.

When: Saturday 4pm until ?
Where: Kirby St / Bilyeu St in Raleigh
More Info: website

Wake County Animal Center – Adopt an Addition
Come celebrate our third annual Adopt an Addition event here at the Animal Center. We will have adoption specials on all the adoptable animals, live music, rescue partners with adoptable animals, “Not Just Icing” cupcake truck for your sweet tooth, vendors and raffle items. The event will run from 11am until 6pm. Come on out and meet your new family member!

When: Saturday 11am-6pm
Where: Wake County Animal Center
More Info: website

Peak City Pig Fest – Apex
A free, day long event in Historic Downtown Apex. Activities begin at 9:00 am, music begins at 11:00 am. Beer Garden open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. A KCBS sanctioned barbecue cookoff held in Historic Downtown Apex, NC. Presented by the Apex Sunrise Rotary Club.

When: Saturay
Where:  N. Salem Street – Downtown Apex
More Info: website

Carolina Brewing Company Big Bash
On Saturday stop by Carolina Brewing Company in Holly Springs for food, live music and delicious beer as they hold a “Big Bash Celebration” complete with food trucks and live music. This is a kid-friendly event. Food Trucks and Ice Cream Truck will be on hand. Music by “Live Centre”  playing their timeless Classic Rock tunes. CBC and food trucks will be donating a portion of all sales to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.Come out and drink your favorite pint. Stay for the music and food.

When: Saturday 5-10pm
Where:  Carolina Brewery – Holly Spings
More Info: website

Sunday June 23rd

Yoga at Raleigh Brewing Company
Raleigh brewing Company is starting a yoga series to take place at the Brewery every other Sunday starting this Sunday. Yoga at the Brewery will offer an all levels Vinyasa based flow that will build on itself throughout the 4 weeks. The goal is to create an individualized practice that you can take home and enjoy. Join in for breath, movement, and deep stretches designed to make you relax and feel limber from head to toe. Afterwards, stick around for a post yoga brew from Raleigh Brewing Company’s incredible selection!

When: Sunday 10:30am-12pm – 4 week series (every other Sunday from 10:30- 12:00)
Cost: 4 classes for $20 or $10 drop-in
Where:  Raleigh Brewing Company – 3709 Neil Street, Raleigh
More Info: website

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This Weekend’s Picks! ~ March 8-10, 2013


Weekend of March 8-10th

There are some great things going on this weekend in the Triangle! Here are some of my picks for things to check out the weekend of Friday  March 8th through Sunday March 10th.

Friday March 8th

Rebirth Brass Band Concert
Grammy Award winning New Orleans brass band.
When: Friday 8pm
Where: Carrboro Arts Center, 300-G East Main Street, Carrboro (map)
Tickets: $18/$22
More Info: website

Live Music at Sola Coffee & Cafe
Great local coffee & Ace & T-Bone Original Acoustic Blues, Jazz & Folk
When: Friday 7:30pm
Where: Sola Coffee & Cafe, 7705 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh (map)
More Info: website

Saturday March 9th

Food Truck Rodeo with “Gouge” Wrestling
Live wrestling matches, 7 food trucks, and local beer.
When: Saturday 5-9pm
Where: Rebus Works, 301-2 Kinsey Street, Raleigh (map)
More Info: website

Raleigh Brewing Company Grand Opening
Grand opening celebration of Raleigh’s newest brewery w/ live music, food trucks, and beer (of course!).
When: Saturday 5pm-12am.
Where: Raleigh Brewing Company, 3709 Neil St, Raleigh  (map)
More Info: website

Sunday March 10th

Durham Food Truck Rodeo
53 food trucks, music, and local beer for sale from Fullsteam Brewery.
When: Sunday 12:30-4:30
Where: Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street, Durham (map)
More Info: website

Other Suggestions

Some great local businesses have recently opened their doors in downtown Durham that should be on everyone’s list to check out.  If you are over in the Bull City this weekend stop in to Cocoa Cinnamon for a great latte, cup of coffee, or tea. I also recommend you check out the just opened brick and mortar location for Monuts Donuts. They make the best donuts ever! Both of these local businesses  have created incredible spaces for the community to enjoy.

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