Cherry Mile

Cherry Mile

July 9, 5:00pm

Traverse City, MI

This classic event returns to the streets of downtown Traverse City! This event will feature a Men's and a Women's Elite Mile Road Race on a USATF certified loop-style course through downtown, concluding on the corner of Front and Union streets just prior to the beginning of the Touchstone Energy Junior Royale Parade.

The elite field of racers will consist of high level collegiate and professional runners selected by Race Directors Bryan Burns and Eric Houghton. To apply, the minimum performance standards of 4:10 for the men's mile and 4:55 in the women's mile (or equivalent 800/1500m time) will be required. In order to maintain a competitive race field, each race will be capped at a maximum of 12 athletes.

2014 Elite 5/3 Bank Golden Mile Prize Money
Champion = $1000
Runner-Up = $500
Third = $250
Clear leader at the halfway point $100 bonus

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Boyle finally breaks through with Golden Mile victory

July 11, 2014

Amanda Eccleston cruised to her victory in the Women’s Elite race, finishing in 4:36

By Chris Dobrowolski, The Record Eagle

Ian Boyle was finally able to win the 5/3 Bank Golden Mile.  Boyle, who had never finished higher than fourth after running in the Golden Mile four of the last five...

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Speed will be on display at Golden Mile

July 10, 2014

“The runners love it. There literally will be 10,000 people along the course, four lawn chairs deep. Most people don’t get the opportunity to see somebody who can run a 3:58 or a 4:03 Mile." - Eric Houghton

By Chris Dobrowolski, The Record Eagle

You won’t find any dawdlers among the entrants...

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