Inaugural Run Tucson Festival of Miles

Inaugural Run Tucson Festival of Miles

Fri, May 27, 6:00pm

Tucson, AZ

The inaugural Run Tucson Friday Night Festival of Miles takes place on Friday of Memorial Day Weekend 2016. The May 27th Friday Night Miles is held in conjunction with Tucson's most popular race, the May 28 10th TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run, a 3.1 Mile run and walk with 3,000 runners and walkers. 

The Friday Night Miles are the RRCA Arizona State Mile Championship, and will have more $2000 in incentive-based and age-group prize money.  The Saturday Night Run 5K is the RRCA West Regional Championship and will have $4000 in incentive-based prize money. The Friday Night Festival of Miles is also a BBTM Featured Event, showcasing America's best Mile events throughout the year.

Planned races in the Friday Night Miles include separate categories for male and female in the following age-groups: Under 12, Teen Mile, Open, Masters and a combined Wheelchair (we are in the permitting stage for a Beer Mile). 

Additional festivities on both nights include live music on the course; stilt walkers, fire show and family activities including a free entry to the Children's Museum; the third annual "Food Truck Running Race Round-Up"; Junior League Beer Garden; and the 10th annual after-party at the historic Hotel Congress. Hotel discounts will be available at nearby Tucson resorts and nearby hotels and motels.

An RRCA Coaching Certification course will also be held in Tucson on race weekend.

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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.

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.

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