Big River Festival of Miles

Big River Festival of Miles

Thurs, May 30,

St. Louis, MO

If you like running...or sports...or having fun in any way then you CANNOT MISS the Big River Festival of Miles! For $5 you help a family in need and you get to see nine exciting races including the St. Louis area's best high school athletes racing one mile and some of the country's best professional men and women runing 800 meters and the Mile as fast as you'll see almost anywhere in the entire world! Plus, you'll love the carnival-like atmosphere in the Under Armour Fan Zone complete with music, food, giveaways and more. See you there!

$2300 guaranteed prize purse in the St. Louis Track Club Men’s Mile plus bonus money: $1000 for winner if sub-4 minutes, $1000 for new event record (see below) and $1000 Battle of the Sexes bonus (vs. women's 800 meter winner).

EVENT RECORD
3:55.29* Leo Manzano (USA / TX), 2009
*Missouri state record

2013 Big River Festival of Miles St. Louis Track Club Men's Mile Champion
Craig Miller (USA / CO), 3:59.23

The Big River Festival of Miles is the sixth stop on the nationwide inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013.

More Info: http://www.stlfestivalofmiles.com



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Inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013 Ends with a Flourish

Highlights of national promotional tour of iconic distance include thrilling races and numerous meet, U.S. Junior, NCAA, course and State records; $120,000 awarded to top Milers

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (September 12, 2013) – The inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013, showcasing 14 events nationwide, produced exciting Mile racing throughout the year including the Tour finale at the Minnesota Mile on Sunday, September 8 where Americans Ben Blankenship and Gabriele Anderson shattered course records, clocking 3 minutes, 52.7 seconds and 4:21.3, respectively, and running the fastest Miles ever in Minnesota. Bring Back the Mile (BBTM), launched in January 2012, is a national campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance.

“The first Bring Back the Mile Tour exceeded our expectations, with numerous thrilling Tour event finishes and record or near record number of participants for virtually every Tour event as well as many national, NCAA, state and event records were set,” BBTM Founder Ryan Lamppa said. “The Tour events, which awarded $120,000 in prize money, and the top Milers inspired, engaged and entertained runners of all ages and abilities, the media, fans and the general public, and we look forward to bringing back the Tour in 2014 to create more Mile magic.”

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Festival of Miles Record Crowd Expected to Top 1,200 on Thursday Night

May 28, 2013

Deep Open and high school fields plus new events highlight sixth edition

ST. LOUIS – The Big River Festival of Miles presented by Under Armour, the sixth stop on the Bring Back the Mile Tour, has announced it expects a record crowd at Saint Louis University High School on Thursday night. This year's event will be the sixth Festival of Miles and pre-meet buzz surrounding deep high school and professional fields has organizers confident they will break the meet's attendance record of 1,200 set in 2012.

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Festival of Miles Announces Field for Saint Louis Track Club Elite Men’s Mile

May 13, 2013

Pifer, Braun and Solares headline deepest field in meet history; sixth BBTM Tour 2013 stop

ST. LOUIS – The Big River Festival of Miles presented by Under Armour, the sixth stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013, has released the field for the Saint Louis Track Club Elite Men’s Mile on Thursday, May 30. Traditionally the highlight of the evening, the Men’s Mile has produced nine sub-4 minute miles in the last four years including the meet and State record of 3:55.29 set by 2012 Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano in 2009. This year’s field includes nine men who have already broken four or run the equivalent for 1500 meters. Included in that group of nine are Edwardsville (IL) native Stephen Pifer, 2013 GO! St. Louis Half Marathon champion Aaron Braun and 3:54 miler Pablo Solares of Mexico.

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Big River Running Festival of Miles: Stepping Stone to Olympic Dreams

March 14, 2013

St. Louis Track Club Men’s Mile champion could take home $4000, including $1000 meet record bonus; Leo Manzano’s 2009 performance stepping stone for his 2012 Olympic silver medal

ST. LOUIS - On a late May evening in 2009, a collegiate star and 2008 Olympian from the University of Texas stepped onto the St. Louis University High School track to race the Mile at the Big River Running Festival of Miles in his first full professional season. Three minutes and fifty-five seconds later, Leo Manzano had a new personal best, a Missouri state record and the third fastest time in the world at the time. Later that summer he would make the 1500m final at the IAAF World Championships. Fast forward three years and he would have an Olympic silver medal hung around his neck in London.

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Big River Festival of Miles presented by Under Armour

May 29, 2012

Community, food and fun in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - 2012 marks the fifth Big River Festival of Miles presented by Under Armour. Taking place at St. Louis University High School, festivities begin at 6:30pm with the GO! St. Louis Healthy Kids Mile and is capped off with the MoMileSplit High School Miles and St. Louis Track Club Elite Men’s Mile....

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Festival of Miles to Benefit Injured Runner

May 8, 2012

Track meet expected to draw more than 1,200 fans

ST. LOUIS - (May 8, 2012) – Big River Running Company has announced that proceeds from the fifth Festival of Miles presented by Under Armour will go to the family of Chris Lister. Lister was badly injured after being hit by a car while...

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MoMileSplit.com to Sponsor High School All Star Races at Festival of Miles

March 19, 2012

Athletes from across the Midwest expected to compete

ST. LOUIS - (March 19, 2012) – Big River Running Company is excited to welcome MoMileSplit.com as a new sponsor to the fifth annual Big River Festival of Miles presented by Under Armour.

MoMileSplit.com, the unparalleled leader in high school cross country and track and field coverage in the State of Missouri, will be the presenting sponsor for the boy’s and girl’s High School All Star Races at the Festival of Miles on Thursday evening May 31 at Saint Louis University High School. The high school races were new to the event in 2011 and produced two of the most exciting moments of the night with Westminster Christian’s Daniel Everett winning the boys race in four minutes, seven seconds and Nerinx Hall’s Colleen Quigley running 4:52 to take home the girl’s title...

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Return the Mile to prominence on the American sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a national movement.

ELEVATE
Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

CELEBRATE
Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

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