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.”
August 12, 2013
"The whole atmosphere was awesome. I almost felt famous.”; finishes third in 5:17
By Matt Williams, The Salem News
At 41-years-old and drawing nearly 11,000 runners, the New Balance Falmouth Road Race is one of the marquee events on the Bay State running calendar.
The day before the main event, the races at Falmouth High’s James Kalperis Track have become just as special.
Danvers’ Catalina Dominick was one of 10 girls from around Massachusetts invited to participate in the Tommy Cochary High School Mile, held Saturday, August 10. The Mile included a boys and girls field, and the day also featured an elite Falmouth Mile and a competition for wheelchair athletes.
August 10, 2013
Ten U.S. men go sub-4 minutes; 12th stop on the nationwide inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013
By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly
FALMOUTH, Mass. -- The 2013 Falmouth Mile proved exciting once again here at Falmouth High School on Cape Cod. Americans Ben Blankenship (3:56.27) and Katie Mackey (4:41.39) earned $2000 a piece with their wins under the lights.
BLANKENSHIP LEADS 10 MEN UNDER 4:00
Blankenship sure is happy he chose to run the Falmouth Mile here on Saturday night. Coming away with the victory in 3 minutes, 56.27 seconds, the 23-year-old was elated and a bit surprised.
August 8, 2013
Track star set for Tommy Cochary High School Mile at Falmouth on Saturday evening
From the Hingham Journal
HINGHAM, Mass. — Hingham’s Julie McConville will be one of twenty elite student athletes from around Massachusetts competing in the Tommy Cochary High School Mile on Saturday, August 10 at 7:00pm at the Falmouth High School track.
The high school Mile was renamed last year in honor of Tommy Cochary, a local Falmouth runner who was killed in a drunk driving accident in 1990.
August 7, 2013
The event was renamed in 2012 in honor of Tommy Cochary, a Falmouth runner who was killed in a drunk driving accident in 1990.
By Matt Perkins, falmouth.patch.com
It'll be a big weekend for runners in Falmouth.
Not only will Sunday mark the kick off of the annual Falmouth Road Race, but two events at the student level are set to take place Saturday: The Cochary High School Mile and the Falmouth Mile.
August 3, 2013
Top fields expected including 2011 race champion and event record holder Jordan McNamara, Will Leer, Matthew Elliott and Garrett Heath and Gabriele Anderson, Heather Kampf and Sarah Brown; past wheelchair champions also return to defend titles; 12th stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013
FALMOUTH, Mass. – This year’s elite Falmouth Mile promises to be an exciting event on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Falmouth High School track. There will be three races starting with the Tommy Cochary High School Mile that is stacked with stellar high school athletes, followed by the wheelchair and elite races. The Falmouth Mile is the 12th stop on the nationwide inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013.
In the men’s field, it will be a fierce competition with 2012 race champion, David Torrence, who finished with a time of 3 minutes, 55.79 seconds, taking on 2011 champion and course record holder Jordan McNamara who clocked 3:54.89 at Falmouth. These two have met recently at the Emsley Carr Mile where McNamara edged Torrence, 3:52.42 to 3:52.74. The pair will be joined by rising star Garrett Heath, who finished third last year in his Falmouth debut and is coming off his personal record of 3:53.15 at the Emsley Carr Mile. Other returning runners include Jack Bolas, Matthew Elliott, Will Leer and Craig Miller, who placed 4th at Falmouth last year. Making his Falmouth Mile debut this year is recent Arkansas grad Duncan Phillips.
June 11, 2013
Highlights of national promotional tour of iconic distance include meet, U.S. Junior, NCAA, course and State records; Footloose Freedom Mile on Thursday, July 4 next stop
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (June 11, 2013) – The inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013, which features 14 events nationwide and one end-of-the-year gala, has reached the halfway point with plenty of highlights and Mile action. Bring Back the Mile (BBTM), launched in January 2012, is a national campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance.
“To-date, the Bring Back the Mile Tour has generated some thrilling racing and also produced numerous Mile records in several categories,” said BBTM Founder Ryan Lamppa. “Without a doubt, the Tour events have engaged and entertained runners of all ages and abilities, the media, fans and the general public, and we look forward to the second half of the BBTM Tour 2013 and more Mile excitement.”
August 11, 2012
Martinez and Anderson run #1 and #2 fastest women’s Mile times of the year
By Jim Gerweck, The Mile wire
FALMOUTH, Mass. – (August 11, 2012) – Last year’s Falmouth Mile
, a track precursor to the larger, older 7-mile road race, proved to be one of the deepest ever run on American soil, with the top 10 men dipping under the magical 4-minute mark.
It would have been hard to equal that performance again, and indeed, swirling, humid winds threw an additional impediment into the mix. Nonetheless, this year’s edition on Saturday evening came close, with David Torrence (right) leading five other men under 4, turning in a creditable 3:55.79 victory.
Elite Entrants: Falmouth Mile - Saturday, August 11, 2012
August 8, 2012
FALMOUTH, Mass. – (August 8, 2012) – Falmouth Road Race organizers expect an electric evening of six Mile events on Saturday, August 11 at the Falmouth High School track. The top three men from 2011’s blazing fast event, defending champion Jordan McNamara, Jeff See and AJ Acosta return to battle with nine other competitors including David Torrence and 2012 USA Mile road champion Craig Miller. For the women, Sarah Bowman, Katie Mackey and Gabriele Anderson arrive in Falmouth after placing in the top 10 in the 1500 meters at the Olympic Trials. Former Mile world record holder, Craig Blanchette, leads the men’s wheelchair field, while the women’s wheelchair field will be contested by five women who will compete the next day as well. The Cochary High School Mile will be stacked with the best from Massachusetts schools. The Mile events start at 6:00pm with the high school girls taking to the track first.