DC Road Runners 1 Mile Track Championships

DC Road Runners 1 Mile Track Championships

Wed, July 24,

Arlington, VA

The DC Road Runners 1 Mile and 3K track championships are FREE to all runners, member and non-member alike.  We request that runners pre-register to help us plan better, but show-ups-and-sign-ups are welcome too!

The DC Road Runners 1 Mile, the 9th stop on the nationwide inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013, is also the 2013 RRCA National 1 Mile Championship. Go Mile!

EVENT RECORDS
4:13.67 David Chorney (USA / MA), 2013
4:48.7 Alisa Harvey (USA / VA), 2006

2013 DC Road Runners 1 Mile Track Champions
David Chorney (USA / MA), 4:13.67, event record
Susanna Sullivan (USA / VA), 5:00.00

More Info: http://www.dcroadrunners.org/sign-up/track-champ



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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, a nd 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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The Mile: America’s Distance

July 8, 2013

DC Road Runners 1 Mile, the 9th stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour, set for Wednesday, July 24; also RRCA national championship

By Mary Doman, ActiveLifeDC.com

If you’re still feeling patriotic after the 4th of July (or, feeling like you need to sweat off that extra slice of blueberry pie), I’d recommend you race a Mile at the DC Road Runners’ upcoming One Mile Challenge. Because, after all, it’s the most American distance there is.

According to Ryan Lamppa, founder of the Bring Back the Mile movement, the Mile is unique to our country and to our culture.

“Back in the late 1970s, when the world went metric, we Americans held on to the Mile,” Lamppa said in an interview. “It’s a standard that all Americans understand... it’s part of who we are.”

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DC Road Runners Club to Host the 2013 RRCA National 1 Mile Championship

May 20, 2013

Track event, the 9th stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour, set for Wednesday, July 24

ARLINGTON, Va. – The DC Road Runners 1 Mile Track Championships will be the host of the 2013 RRCA National 1 Mile Championship. The event is the 9th stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour, and the RRCA is a partner of the Bring Back the Mile national campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance.

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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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