5th Sir Walter Miler

5th Sir Walter Miler

Fri, August 3, 8:00pm

Raleigh, NC

The 5th Sir Walter Miler will take place on Friday evening, August 3 at the Meredith College Track. The inaugural Sir Walter Miler in 2014 saw three sub-4 minute Mile performances: NJ*NY Track Club’s Ford Palmer led the way in 3:57.61 followed by Donnie Cowart (3:58.43) and Isaac Presson (3:59.77). To-date, the event has produced 26 sub-4s (men) and 9 sub-4:30s (women) and has become a highly anticipated Raleigh summer community celebration.

For 2018, the event will offer its deepest prize money to-date with $5000 in guaranteed money plus $15,000 in bonus incentives.

EVENT RECORDS
3:53.86 Lopez Lomong (USA / OR), 2018
4:25.04 Lauren Johnson (USA / OR), 2016
Above also North Carolina outdoor state records

2018 Sir Walter Miler Champions
Lopez Lomong (USA / OR), 3:53.86, event record
Charlene Lipsey (USA / PA), 4:27.28

2018 Results HERE

Elite athlete contact, Pat Price: SirWalterRunning@gmail.com

The Sir Walter Miler is also a Bring Back the Mile Featured Event, showcasing the best Miles across the country and throughout the year.

The event is directed and promoted by Sir Walter Running: a local group headed by Pat Price, Logan Roberts and Sandy Roberts, with additional help from Jeff Caron, Greg Dame, Michelle Ames, Michael Mansy and a team of interns.

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News

Lipsey Breaks Through, Lomong Breaks Record at the 2018 Sir Walter Miler

August 03, 2018

Five women and 13 men run sub-4:30 and sub-4 minutes respectively at the fith edition.

From Sir Walter Miler

RALEIGH, N.C. – For the second year in a row, the Sir Walter Miler Women’s race was decided by a sprint down the home stretch. The race started out with Sara Vaughn going to the front...

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Final fields set for 2018 Sir Walter Miler

August 01, 2018

Deepest prize money to-date with $5000 in guaranteed money plus $15,000 in bonus incentives at 5th edition

From Sir Walter Running

RALEIGH, N.C. – Sir Walter Running has announced the final Elite fields for the 2018 Sir Walter Miler. The field consists of multiple Olympians, World...

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Deepest Event Fields Expected at 5th Sir Walter Miler

July 14, 2018

Five Olympians, three past champions and rising stars ready to race at Raleigh summer tradition

From Sir Walter Running

RALEIGH, N.C. – Sir Walter Running has announced its deepest elite fields to-date to compete at the 2018 Sir Walter Miler. The 5th event edition returns to its standard...

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Sir Walter Running’s Summer of Miles: Pop Up Miles Season 4

June 06, 2018

New this year: Session at the Speedway, a multiple distance event on Tuesday, June 19

RALEIGH, N.C. - Now in its fourth season, Sir Walter Running's free community track series, Pop Up Miles, returns to its standard Tuesday nights starting on June 5. The rotating venue series started in 2015,...

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Meet the Miler: Mikey Brannigan

April 23, 2018

2017 USA Paralympic Athlete of the Year and 2016 Paralympic Champion at 800m and 1500m to debut in a USA Championship at the Grand Blue Mile; first sub-4 Miler with autism

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

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

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Initial Fields Announced for 2016 Sir Walter Miler

July 16, 2016

 HS sub-4 Mile star Drew Hunter to make professional debut on August 5

From Sir Walter Running

For the third year running, the Sir Walter Miler will again return to its standard first Friday night spot on August 5, 2016 at the Meredith College Track. Last year, the Sir Walter Miler was called...

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Sir Walter Miler heads to the finish line

August 27, 2015

The summer Mile event celebrates the emerging athlete while also bringing together the Raleigh community.

By Noah Ross, The Technician

In 1954, Roger Bannister did what most runners believed to be impossible. He became the first man to ever break the elusive barrier of the 4-minute Mile....

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Sir Walter Miler finds its pace, sets records

August 11, 2015

While the meet set plenty of notable stats and records, the goal to bring Raleigh into the track scene also succeeded, as a record crowd was on hand to watch the event.

From NC State

In just three years, the Sir Walter Miler has exploded onto the national track scene as well as the Raleigh...

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Sir Walter Miler provides best glimpse of future growth for American track

August 08, 2015

In a time when the sport seeks to find a return to prominence, a small meet in North Carolina provided a glimpse of what the future of American track & field can look like.

By Christopher Chavez, Sports Illustrated

The community races kicked off at 8:00pm and more than 2,000 fans were already...

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Runners will need speed to win Sir Walter Miler

August 07, 2015

That’s the point of this Mile race: to create a previously unheard-of experience for runners and fans alike.

By Aric Dilalla, The News & Observer

For those who may never make it to Amen Corner in Augusta or taste the strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, there’s a local option that should...

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Sir Walter Miler, Flotrack Throwdown redefine fan-friendly track & field

August 05, 2015

“Where we can't compete in prize purse, we make up for in southern hospitality. We want fans and athletes to interact with no pretense.”- Pat Price

By Kevin Liao, Sporting News

Participation in high school track and field is at an all-time high, according to the National Federation of State...

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Past champions, Olympians headline 2015 Sir Walter Miler fields

July 10, 2015

Men’s race will feature one-of-a-kind “North Carolina vs. The USA” Mile at Meredith College track on Friday, August 7

From Sir Walter Running

Last August, Raleigh saw something it had not seen in 40 years: a sub-4 minute Mile. Nearly 1,000 people lined the Meredith College track and witnessed...

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Sir Walter Miler 2015 set for Friday, August 7

May 08, 2015

Second edition will feature a one-of-kind “North Carolina vs. The World” Mile; also "Pop Up Miles” will take place Tuesdays in June

From Sir Walter Running

Three months from today, the Sir Walter Miler will ride again. The 2015 edition of the Sir Walter Miler will take place on Friday, August...

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Sir Walter Miler: New Template for Popular Track Meets?

August 09, 2014

"It was the best event I have ever been to as a track athlete.” - Ford Palmer, winner of inaugural Men's Elite Sir Walter Miler

By LetsRun.com

The winner of the inaugural Sir Walter Miler - a Bring Back the Mile Featured Event - was first-time sub-4 Miler Ford Palmer of NJ*NY Track Club, the...

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Crazy Running: A 15 Year Journey to 4 Minutes

August 07, 2014

With 1,000 fans screaming, clapping, and slamming their hands on the track, yelling "GET IT, GET IT, GET IT!"

By Donnie Cowart

The Early Years
I can trace my thoughts about a sub-4 minute Mile all the way back to middle school. Just starting my running career, I had no idea the challenge and...

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Ford Palmer leads three under 4 minutes at inaugural Sir Walter Miler

August 04, 2014

Heidi Gregson clocks 4:34.05, the fastest women's time in North Carolina history

By Pat Price

RALEIGH, N.C. – On Friday night, August 1st, nearly 1,000 spectators lined the Meredith College track and stood atop the grass embankment to watch New Jersey-New York Track Club’s Ford Palmer run the...

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Inaugural Sir Walter Miler challengers attempt to break 40 year sub-4 dry spell

July 30, 2014

Bring Back the Mile Featured Event; both fields compete for a $4000 guaranteed prize purse

From Sir Walter Miler

RALEIGH, N.C. – The fields are set for the Sir Walter Miler this Friday night, August 1st, at the Meredith College Track. The night includes three mile races and a pre and post...

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Local runner to attempt a sub-4 minute Mile at inaugural Sir Walter Miler

July 25, 2014

Sandy Roberts: “And I hope to be a part of history and a real exclusive club.”

By Clare Myers, North Raleigh News

RALEIGH — When Sandy Roberts came close to running a sub-4 minute Mile last August, he admits he was a bit disappointed.

“I would’ve liked to be at or closer to four minutes,”...

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Inaugural Sir Walter Miler Set for August 1 in Raleigh

June 30, 2014

Matthew Elliott first announced top Miler; community track event to feature Women’s Sub-4.5 and Men’s Sub-4 Challenges

RALEIGH, N.C. – The inaugural Sir Walter Miler will take place on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Meredith College Track. The event will start at 9:00pm. The event is building on...

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Former NC State runner Sandy Roberts misses sub-4 minute Mile

August 08, 2013

“On the last lap, I couldn’t get the turnover I needed.”

By Wade Rupard, News & Observer

RALEIGH — Hundreds of supporters lined Lane 3 at Cardinal Gibbons High School’s track to cheer on Sandy Roberts as he attempted a sub-4 minute Mile.

Through three of the four laps, Roberts was just over...

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