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Inaugural ‘Bring Back the Mile’ Tour Announced

February 08, 2013

By Presidio Sports

Santa Barbara’s Ryan Lamppa has always thought that the Mile distance deserves more credit. Once a showcase in American sports, the Mile has gradually slipped from prominence in running competitions throughout the country.

It’s that belief that led to Lamppa hatching a nationwide race circuit called “Bring Back the Mile” in 2013.

Santa Barbara’s annual State Street Mile will be one of thirteen events. Other events include the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston, MA, the Grandma’s Minnesota Mile in Duluth, and the Footloose Freedom Mile in Mammoth Lakes.

The team behind ‘Bring Back the Mile’ just recently announced its inaugural 2013 events, which started February 2nd in Massachusetts and North Carolina. The next event is February 16th in New York.

The State Street Mile in Santa Barbara is scheduled for June 2nd.

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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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