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Sir Walter Miler Returns Friday – August 5th

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2015 Sir Walter Miler
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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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The Sir Walter Miler Returns August 7th

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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)

Friday, August 7th – Sir Walter Miler (RSVP on Facebook) | VIP Experience (click 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 sirwalterrunning@gmail.com or contact Pat Price at 919-260-8013. You can also get event updates by following them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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Sir Walter Miler – Friday August 1st!

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Sir Walter Miler ~ Friday August 1st

The inaugural Sir Walter Miler will take place on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Meredith College Track. The event will start at 9pm. The event is building on the success of the 2013 “Sandman Mile” event that saw former multiple time NC High School State Champion and NCAA All American, Sandy Roberts, take aim at the 4 minute mile barrier.

Kicking off the night off is the Great Outdoor Provision Co. “Raleigh’s Finest” Mile, where many local celebrities will compete in an exciting, handicapped/head start race. Leading the field is former Mayor Charles Meeker. Meeker competed in 20 marathons, including the Boston Marathon 10 times. He has a personal best marathon time of 2:43:36.

Next up is the Capital RunWalk “Women’s Sub 4.5 Challenge,” where top female runners will take a crack at the 4:30 barrier. The talented field of women will be announced over the coming weeks at SirWalterMiler.com, and through the events official FacebookTwitter, and Instagram accounts.

The races conclude with the Capital RunWalk “Men’s Sub 4 Challenge,” where the field will be set up for a sub 4:00 attempt. Sandy Roberts will look to improve on his personal best time of 4:01.24. He’ll be joined by a great field, that we’ll announce one by one over the coming weeks. The first challenger we’re excited to announce is last year’s surprise 4th place finished at the USATF Outdoor Championships, Matt Elliott. Elliot was recently dubbed the “Fastest Kindergarten Teacher in America” and was on the cover of the June 2014 issue ofRunning Times. The event will also be an official “Bring Back the Mile” Featured Event.

The event will have a few more exciting components that will engage the running and non-running community alike. First off, on Thursday night, July 31st, there will be a special “Eat with the Pros” dinner at the Busy Bee Cafe in downtown Raleigh. Food will be prepared by Chef Dave Mitchell and beverages will be served by Busy Bee owners Chris Powers and David Lockwood. This will give fans a chance to rub elbows with some top notch runners. More details are on the Kickstarter campaign page, which can be found at http://SirKickstarter.com

The Kickstarter campaign will help fill out the fields for the free to the public event and will help cover associated costs and expenses. In terms of Kickstarter rewards; in addition to the Busy Bee dinner, the Sir Walter Miler will offer a one month coaching plan and consultation from University of North Carolina assistant coach, Logan Roberts. This plan will include complimentary entree to the Magnificent Mile in downtown Raleigh on September 14, 2014. There is also an opportunity to fire the starters pistol at one of the races, as well as a coffee mug with Oak City Coffee Roasters Coffee, a pint glass, an event tank top, and a Brooks Technical running shirt.

On the day of the race, there will be a pre and post-race party at Raleigh Brewing Company (across the street from Meredith College). Starting at 7pm that night, there will be live music, giveaways, and multiple food trucks.

If you’re over 21 years old, we’ll have an exciting event at RBC called the “Sub 4 ABV Challenge” where Raleigh Brewing, Trophy Brewing, Fullsteam Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Mystery Brewing, and Natty Greene’s Brewing will be providing a keg of their best low alcohol beer!

The action continues Saturday morning with 2012 USATF Cross Country Champion, Bobby Mack, leading the pros from the night before, and anyone else who wants to come on a trail run at Umstead Park. The event will start at 7:30am at the Harrison Road entrance (exit 287 off of I-40). It is free to attend.

Sir Walter Miler – Friday August 1st
Meredith College Track – Raleigh, NC
Pre-Party w/ Food Trucks & Music 7:30pm
Races at 9pm

For more information about the event or sponsorship, email sirwalterrunning@gmail.com or contact Pat Price at 919-260-8013.

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