Mile News Tagged Harrisburg Mile

Local runner using Harrisburg Mile to ‘get back to racing’ after stroke

July 20, 2016

"The Mile is really for everyone, not just the fast runners, it's for people just trying to do their best, whatever they do."

By Kelly Leighton, Special to PennLive

Ivan Zook had been a dedicated runner since his mid-30s, running a marathon personal record of 2:46, a pace of 6:19 per Mile.

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Harrisburg Mile ‘has something for everyone,’ from kids to elite runners

July 08, 2015

"The Mile is a unique event. It is a race event that has something for everyone. We have participants that walk a Mile during the fun run/walk, elite runners in the elite heat, and everything in between."

By Kelly Leighton, The Patriot News

The First National Bank Harrisburg Mile is set to...

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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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