Making the Most of Your Mile

As part of Bring Back the Mile's mission to raise the profile of the Mile we occasionally sit down with event directors across the country on what it takes to put on a Mile race in their community. Below is our Making the Most of Your Mile archive that hopefully inspires you to launch your own Mile event!

Mile News Tagged Making The Most Of Your Mile


Making the Most of Your Mile: 2018 Grand Blue Mile

April 18, 2018

Event again hosts USA 1 Mile Road Championships as well as BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2018 opener; Drake Relays event director Blake Boldon discusses 2018 fields, shares what's new for this year and more!

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The USATF 1 Mile Road Championship returns to Des Moines for the second...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Newport-Mesa Spirit Run

March 15, 2018

Celebrating its 35th edition, the Newport-Mesa Spirit Run: Race for the Schools takes place on Sunday, March 18 and is also the host of the USATF Southern California Road Mile Championship

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The Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, a BBTM Featured Event, is enjoying its 35th edition...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Manzano Mile

January 26, 2018

BBTM Featured Event, Manzano Mile presented by Dole, is Saturday, February 17 as part of the Austin Marathon weekend of events

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We sat down with Leo "The Lion" Manzano, a HOKA ONE ONE sponsored athlete, two-time Olympian and 2012 Olympic 1500m silver medalist along with...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Ed Murphey Mile

September 06, 2017

Inaugural Ed Murphey Mile sees first sub-4 minute Mile on Memphis soil; rising star Craig Engels clocks winning 3:58.35; event boasted $10,000 overall prize purse

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Christian Brothers High School Cross Country and Track & Field coach, Nick Dwyer doesn’t seem like the type...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Grand Blue Mile

April 21, 2017

USA 1 Mile Road Championships returns to Des Moines, IA under the leadership of new Franklin P. Johnson Drake Relays Director Blake Boldon; $30,000 overall prize purse welcomes the country’s best Milers to the BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2017 opener

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One of only four sub-4...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Inaugural The Navy Mile

October 01, 2015

The Mile is brought back in America’s Capital; $14,000-plus prize purse; race to start and finish at the Navy Memorial on historic Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday, October 4

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When we first heard that a road Mile was being resurrected in Washington, DC, we were thrilled to...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Inaugural Oak City Mile

September 10, 2015

A road Mile tradition continues in Raleigh on Sunday, September 13 with $2300 in prize money and an opportunity for everyone of all ages to ring the PR bell

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The Oak City Mile will hit the streets of downtown Raleigh, NC this Sunday maintaining a 1-Mile road race...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Inaugural Boxcar Mile

August 12, 2015

A community race rises in West Chester, PA with $8400 in prize money and a post-race party for all; a Bring Back the Mile Featured Event 2015

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A long time ago (2012), in a galaxy far, far away (United States), around the time BBTM began, we were thrilled to hear about...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Kansas Road Mile

October 30, 2014

Presented by HOKA ONE ONE, the interview series speaks with Trevor Darmstetter, Race Director for the inaugural Kansas Road Mile Championship.

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It's typically difficult to find road Mile events after September in the U.S., but the inaugural Kansas Road Mile Championship,...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: The Magnificent Mile

September 11, 2014

Presented by HOKA ONE ONE, the interview series speaks with Sarah Witt, Magnificent Mile founder and race director, on an event that is accessible and fun for all.

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The Magnificent Mile is entering its ninth year in Raleigh, North Carolina and paved the way for other...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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