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,...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,”...
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...
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...