Footloose Freedom Mile

Footloose Freedom Mile

Thurs, July 4,

Mammoth Lakes, CA

The Footloose Freedom Mile, on a USATF certified road course at altitude, takes place before the start of the annual 4th of July parade in beautiful Mammoth Lakes. This event benefits the Disabled Sports of the Eastern Sierra as well as the Mammoth Track Club. Join us and run the iconic, America's distance!

4:21.3 Josh Cox (USA / CA), 2009
5:15.4 Lindsay Tollefson (USA / CA), 2012

2013 Footloose Freedom Mile Champions
Andrew Farkas (USA / CA), 4:45.4
Irene Graham (USA / CA), 5:26.7

The Footloose Freedom Mile is the 8th stop on the nationwide inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013.

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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.”


Making the Most of Your Mile: Footloose Freedom Mile

July 3, 2013

By Bring Back the Mile

The Footloose Freedom Mile is held in the running mecca of Mammoth Lakes, California at the crisp elevation of 7,880 feet. The eighth stop on the inaugural BBTM Tour 2013, the Footloose Freedom Mile is organized by the Mammoth Track Club and held right on the Mammoth Lakes 4th of July parade route before the parade.

BBTM sat down with Andrew & Deena Kastor, who run the Mammoth Track Club, to discuss this unique high altitude Mile and the recent completion of their dream track facility. Deena Kastor, the 2004 Olympic Marathon bronze medalist and U.S. record holder in the marathon (2:19:36), is one of the most decorated distance runners ever, while the Mammoth Track Club / Team Running USA, with two Olympic medals, four major marathon wins and 12 World Cross Country Championship medals, is the most accomplished training group in the United States. Andrew Kastor, the MTC coach, is also the ASICS LA Marathon training group coach.


Inaugural ‘Bring Back the Mile’ Tour Announced

February 08, 2013

By Presidio Sports

Santa Barbara’s Ryan Lamppa has always thought that the Mile distance deserves more credit. Once a showcase in American sports, the Mile has gradually slipped from prominence in running competitions throughout the country.


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

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.

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.

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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