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Magic of the Mile

August 25, 2015

“A Mile is a way, in a community, to get people off the couch to do something that’s attainable and realistic.”

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One-Mile races have become spirited events across the country, drawing big cheering crowds and both recreational and elite runners.

Ryan Lamppa, founder of Bring Back the Mile, a national campaign to promote and celebrate “America’s Distance,” wants more people to recognize the magic of a Mile.

“If we can get more Americans just doing four laps on a track, or a couple times around their block four or five times a week, they are going to have better health & fitness — they don’t need to do a marathon or half-marathon,” he tells RunHaven. “A Mile is a way, in a community, to get people off the couch to do something that’s attainable and realistic.”

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