Mile News

Meet Me Downtown run has more in store this weekend

May 27, 2016

Started by Randy & Tia Accetta 10 years ago to promote downtown Tucson through fitness and social activities for all ages and abilities, this year, they added the Mile festival on Friday evening to get Tucson moving, while having fun.

By Angela Pittenger, Arizona Daily Star

It’s not your typical festival, but it’s definitely one that’ll get you moving.

We’re talking about the inaugural Festival of Miles, a night dedicated to Mile long races, with eight categories to choose from — including tutus, kids and competitive — starting at 6:00pm Friday, May 27.

The Bring Back the Mile Featured Event also serves as a precursor to the TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run the following night.

The evening includes free admission to the Children’s Museum Tucson for all families from 4:00 to 7:00pm, a vendor expo, live music, food trucks and other activities throughout the night.

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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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