Mile News

Fun, fitness top goals for first Solvang Mile

June 21, 2012

By Willis Jacobson, The Santa Ynez Valley Journal

SOLVANG, Calif - Alex Kehaya, as evidenced by his many coaching duties alongside his job as a Spanish teacher at Dunn Academy, has always had a passion for fitness and exercise.

This October, Kehaya will look to spread that fervor and inject his zeal for healthy living into downtown Solvang.

Kehaya is the director for the inaugural Solvang Mile, a 1-Mile foot race scheduled for Oct. 6 in the heart of Solvang. The race, which he hopes will become a yearly fixture, will be the centerpiece of a family-friendly festival that will take place throughout the day at Solvang Park.

Continue reading at:



Tags: willis jacobson (2) , solvang mile (1) , solvang (1)

Facebook Comments

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.

Become a Mile Maniac member or a BBTM sponsor today! Join us, and go Mile!

Join Us

Thanks for joining the movement and being a Mile Maniac. We'll keep you up to-date with our Mile wires as well as exclusive contests and opportunities. Help us spread the word by sharing our site and joining us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!