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 27, 2018
5th event edition celebrates storied distance for runners of all ages & abilities
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - Now in its fifth year, the Nash UNC Health Care Rocket Mile returns to the streets of Downtown Rocky Mount on Sunday, May 6 at 2:00pm as the Road Runners Club of America National Championship...
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 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...
May 05, 2015
“The Mile distance is one that’s really special. Everyone relates to it, so for the running community it’s our bridge to the non-running world." - Sandy Roberts, men's winner
By Foster Landers, Rocky Mount Telegram
As runners milled about prior to Sunday’s Nash-UNC Health Care Rocket Mile at...
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,”...
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...