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Why Running a 1-Mile Race Should Be on Your Bucket List

February 24, 2016

"The Mile is a do-able, achievable distance to complete for the vast majority of people, and recent comprehensive studies have shown that it is the ideal fitness distance for all, regardless of speed or age.”

By Caitlyn Pilkington, Women's Running

3.1 Miles, 13.1 Miles, 26.2 Miles—those distances get all the love and attention. And rightfully so—completing any one of those distances, or any in between, is a mega-accomplishment no matter your level. But there’s one distance that’s was around before these became super popular events, and it’s popping back up on the road race scene in a big way: the 1-Mile run. And for those of you eyeing the famous Carlsbad 5000 in April (Hey, all-day 20K!), the coastal running festival just added that very distance to its already bustling schedule of music, racing and enthusiastic crowds.

“The Mile is deeply embedded in America culture—we think, speak and relate in Miles,” says Ryan Lamppa, founder of Bring Back The Mile.” “In short, we Americans understand what a Mile is as a distance in our everyday lives. Moreover, the Mile is a do-able, achievable distance to complete for the vast majority of people, and recent comprehensive studies have shown that it is the ideal fitness distance for all, regardless of speed or age.”

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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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