Making the Most of Your Mile

As part of Bring Back the Mile's mission to raise the profile of the Mile we occasionally sit down with event directors across the country on what it takes to put on a Mile race in their community. Below is our Making the Most of Your Mile archive that hopefully inspires you to launch your own Mile event!

Mile News Tagged Making The Most Of Your Mile


Making the Most of Your Mile: Inaugural Boxcar Mile

August 12, 2015

A community race rises in West Chester, PA with $8400 in prize money and a post-race party for all; a Bring Back the Mile Featured Event 2015

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A long time ago (2012), in a galaxy far, far away (United States), around the time BBTM began, we were thrilled to hear about...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Kansas Road Mile

October 30, 2014

Presented by HOKA ONE ONE, the interview series speaks with Trevor Darmstetter, Race Director for the inaugural Kansas Road Mile Championship.

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It's typically difficult to find road Mile events after September in the U.S., but the inaugural Kansas Road Mile Championship,...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: The Magnificent Mile

September 11, 2014

Presented by HOKA ONE ONE, the interview series speaks with Sarah Witt, Magnificent Mile founder and race director, on an event that is accessible and fun for all.

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The Magnificent Mile is entering its ninth year in Raleigh, North Carolina and paved the way for other...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Anchorage Mile

August 13, 2014

Presented by HOKA ONE ONE, the interview series speaks with Anchorage Running Club's Big Wild Life Runs race committee member Wallace "Wally" Wilson on launching a Mile in Alaska and welcoming runners from the Lower 48. The second Anchorage Mile is slated for Saturday, August 16.

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Ryan Shay Mile

July 24, 2014

Presented by HOKA ONE ONE, the interview series speaks with race director Matt Peterson about the Charlevoix running community, Ryan Shay and Saturday’s 7th Ryan Shay Mile, the third stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014.

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In 2007, Matt Peterson, Douglas...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Go! Mile

June 12, 2014

Presented by HOKA ONE ONE, the interview series speaks with British and University of Arkansas Mile standout, Gary Taylor, on the Little Rock, AR running community and Saturday's Go! Mile, host of the 2014 RRCA 1 Mile Championship.

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Gary Taylor is no stranger to...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Adrian Martinez Classic

May 29, 2014

Adding USA Milers Club High Performance races, the Adrian Martinez Classic in Concord, MA attracts top talent for an exciting community Track & Field "evening of Mile races for all ages and abiliites."   

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The Making the Most of Your Mile interview series is presented by...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Furman Elite & the Blue Shoes Mile

April 09, 2014

Presented by HOKA ONE ONE, the interview series sits down with Furman Elite's Robert Gary to speak about America's running groups, the Greenville, SC community and putting fans first.

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Start Small. Think Big. This is the first thing you'll see when you visit ...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: The Minnesota Mile

September 11, 2013

The Minnesota Mile was held on Sunday, September 8 and witnessed not only blazing fast new course records, but the fastest Miles ever run on Minnesota soil. Ben Blankenship, a Minnesota native and University of Minnesota Golden Gopher alumnus, lowered his personal best winning a close finish in...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Michigan Mile at the HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races

August 21, 2013

The Michigan Mile Race Series, part of the HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races, will be held on Friday, August 23 in Flint, MI. The Michigan Mile is the 13th stop on the BBTM Tour 2013 and features a new Friday night start time as well as a $10,000 total prize purse for the professional Men and...

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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.

ELEVATE
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.

CELEBRATE
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.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
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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