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Press Release: Inaugural Raleigh City Cross Country Championship this Tuesday at Dix Park

October 20, 2017 – Raleigh, North Carolina – After the successful completion of three consecutive Tuesdays Cross Country races for Adults and Kids this October, Sir Walter Running’s Pop Up Cross Country at Dix Park series will wrap up its first season with the Raleigh City Cross Country Championship, which will be held this upcoming Tuesday, October 24th on the Big Field at Dix Park.

Sign ups are underway online, and race day registration and packet pick will start at 5pm. The free Kids 1000 meter Fun Run will take place at 5:45pm, followed by the Raleigh City Cross Country Championship 5k at 6pm. The Championship will crown an individual city champion, as well as a team champion, where at least four members will score, based on their place, in a lowest score wins calculation. Teams entered so far are: Bond Brothers Run Club, F3/FIA, Fleet Feet Raleigh/Morrisville, House of Hops Run Club, Oak City Recovery Run Club, Raleigh Distance Project, Runologie, and Trophy Run Club.

There will be hay bails to clear, pumpkins to jump, and a post-race party at nearby Trophy Brewing on Maywood. Individual Men’s and Women’s Champion will recieve a trophy, as well as the coed Team Champion, who will recieve the Hayes Barton Bowl, commemorating Sir Walter Raleigh’s hometown.

The event will also mark the launch of the Big Field Mile; a marked mile (every 100 meters) that follows the inner and outer perimeter of the Big Field at Dix Park. This will be launched in conjunction with the City of Raleigh’s iDEA RALEIGH Program and Dix Park.

Further details on the event were discussed on Episode 15 of the Summer of Miles podcast, hosted by Sir Walter Running’s Sandy Roberts and Pat Price.

Pop Up Cross Country is directed and promoted by Sir Walter Running, a Raleigh-based USATF club. Sir Walter Running also produces the Sir Walter Miler, the Pop Up Miles series every June, the Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile, the Summer of Miles podcast, and a series of Strava Challenges.

Details on the Raleigh City Cross Country Championship

When: Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Where: The Big Field at Dix Park

Cost: $12 (Register Here)

Timing: FS Series will provide bibs and chip timing

Teams Entered So Far: Bond Brothers Run Club, F3/FIA, Fleet Feet Raleigh/Morrisville, House of Hops Run Club, Oak City Recovery Run Club, Raleigh Distance Project, Runologie, Trophy Run Club

Team Scoring: Top 4 for each team score, based on place. Lowest team score wins. Teams can have as many members as possible.

Schedule

  • 5:00pm – Race Day Registration/Bib & Chip Pickup (ending at 5:45pm, by the starting line).
  • 5:45pm – Kids 1000 meter Fun Run (Free / No Bib needed)
  • 6:00pm – 5k Race
  • 7:00pm – Awards and Post-Race Party at Trophy Brewing Co. on MaywoodCurry in a Hurry Food Truck will be there as well!

Course Map

Series Recap

Week 1: Tuesday, October 3 – 6pm 5k, 6:30pm Kids 1k (Course Maps / Results)

Week 2: Tuesday, October 10 – 6pm 5k, 6:30pm Kids 1k (5k Course Map / Results)

Week 3: Tuesday, October 17 – 6pm 3 Mile (individual) / 3xMile Relay / Kids 1 Mile within race (1 Mile Loop Course Map / Results)

For more information, sponsorship information, or interview requests, contact Pat Price for Singlet Public Relations at sirwalterrunning@gmail.com and 919.260.8013

Press Release: Pop Up Cross Country at Dix Park series announced for Tuesdays in October

October 2, 2017 – Raleigh, NC – After a sucessful fourth year of the Sir Walter Miler, and a third year of the popular Pop Up Miles series, Sir Walter Running has partnered with the City of Raleigh and Dorothea Dix Park to present “Pop Up Cross Country at Dix Park” on Tuesday nights in October.

The weekly series will feature two races each Tuesday: a 5k race at 6pm, and a 1k fun run for Kids at 6:30pm. Both will take place on the grass at the Big Field at Dorothea Dix Park, and will follow different courses each week. The third week will add a relay option, and the fourth and final week will be the Raleigh City Championship, and will offer a team component. Details on both events are forthcoming.

Those interested in attending can RSVP on Facebook. All races, aside from the championship, will be free of charge. Volunteers are needed. There is also an Amazon Wish List to help purchase items needed to help produce the weekly event. The official hashtag will be #PopUpXC

Pop Up Cross Country is directed and promoted by Sir Walter Running, a Raleigh-based USATF club. Sir Walter Running also produces the Sir Walter Miler, the Pop Up Miles series every June, the Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile, the Summer of Miles podcast (who recently did an episode on the Pop Up Cross Country series), and a series of Strava Challenges. More information can be found at http://PopUpCrossCountry.com and by subscribing to the Sir Walter Running email list. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are answered here.

 

2017 Pop Up Cross Country at Dix Park Schedule

Week 1: Tuesday, October 3 – 6pm 5k, 6:30pm Kids 1k (Course Maps / Results)

Week 2: Tuesday, October 10 – 6pm 5k, 6:30pm Kids 1k (5k Course Map / Results)

Week 3: Tuesday, October 17 – 6pm 3 Mile (individual) / 3xMile Relay / Kids 1 Mile within race (1 Mile Loop Course Map / Results)

Week 4: Tuesday, October 24 – 6pm, Raleigh City Championship (5k Course Map / Details)

 

For more information, sponsorship information, or interview requests, contact Pat Price for Singlet Public Relations at sirwalterrunning@gmail.com and 919.260.8013

Press Release: The Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile takes to Centennial Parkway this Friday, June 17th

June 13, 2016 – Raleigh, North Carolina – After presenting the 2013 Sandman Mile, the 2014 and 2015 Sir Walter Miler, and the 2015 and 2016 Pop Up Miles, Sir Walter Running will be producing their first road race, the Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile, this Friday, June 17th. The USATF-certified course will take place near NC State’s Centennial Campus, starting by the Oval Drive/Centennial Parkway intersection, and finishing just before the Agriculture Street/Centennial Parkway intersection. The course drops over 130 feet from start to finish.

Athletes will take a “downhill-assisted” shot at their personal best times, and the best known road mile times in North Carolina history, which are held by Christy Cazzola, who ran 4:41 at the 2014 Magnificent Mile, and Sandy Roberts, who ran 3:51 at the 2014 Raleigh Downhill Mile. The top five athletes in the competitive female and male races will also qualify for the 2016 Pop Up Miles Championship; a race in which the winners are allowed a spot to compete in the elite races at the 2016 Sir Walter Miler, which will be held Friday, August 5th at Meredith College. The race is also a qualifier for the USATF NC – State Open Mile Championship for Men and Women.

The schedule for the Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile includes: Race Day Registration at 5pm (ending at 6:30pm), Women’s Competitive Race at 7pm, Men’s Competitive Race at 7:20pm,  a Recreational Run/Walk at 7:40pm, and a Post-Race Party and the Runologie Awards Ceremony at 8:30pm at Trophy Brewing Co. at 656 Maywood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603.

Salming Running USA will have a “Sprint to the Middle” bonus, which will reward the first athlete in the female and male competitive races a pair of their Race 3 racing flats. Tradition Scarves will also be providing an event specific “bandito” to the first 200 people that register for the race. BaySix USA will be providing race t-shirts.

Packet pickup and  registration will be at Runologie (401 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603), this Thursday from 5-7pm and Friday from 11am-1pm, and on raceday (from 5-6:30pm by the starting line). Online registration closes at midnight on Thursday.

Parking will be available in nearby NC State Centennial Campus parking lots (map here) and at Trophy Brewing Co. at 656 Maywood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603.

More information is available at RaleighRunDown.com The course preview is below.

Follow Sir Walter Running on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates, and sign up for the email list for more information on future events (including Pop Up Mile locations).

For more information, sponsorship information, or interview requests, contact Pat Price at sirwalterrunning@gmail.com and 919.260.8013

Press Release: Presson and Cozzarelli take State Titles at inaugural Oak City Mile

Isaac Presson and Andi Cozzarelli take State Titles at inaugural Oak City Mile

September 15, 2015 – Raleigh, NC – It was a beautiful afternoon for the inaugural Oak City Mile on Sunday, September 13th in Downtown Raleigh. Temperatures in the low 70’s, low humidity, and a slight breeze highlighted the new course that started on Hillsborough Street, near the end of Glenwood Avenue, and ran around the traffic circle at Morgan Street and back. The event carries on Downtown Raleigh’s longtime road mile tradition, and saw runners with local ties take the North Carolina USATF State Titles. The event was also a ‘Bring Back the Mile’ featured event.

In the Men’s Race, 2014 University of North Carolina gradate, Isaac Presson, took the State Championship in 4:25, with Raleigh’s Sandy Roberts (4:35) and Ben Rachunok (4:38) finishing closely behind. In the Masters division, Raleigh’s Colin Jones (4:47) held of Apex’s Paul Jones (4:55) for the 40+ State Title.

In the Women’s Race, Apex High and North Carolina State graduate, Andie Cozzarelli, took the win in 4:58. She was followed by former Boston University All American, Marisa Ryan (5:07), and recent Duke graduate, Abby Farley (5:09). In the Masters division, Winston-Salem took the top spots with Robyn Holland (5:35) finishing just ahead of Betsy Armentrout (5:44) for the State Title.

The Oak City Mile is managed by Precision Race. The Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter of the ALS Association is the designated charity for the event. Gold Sponsors for the event were Runologie, who provided awards, and Raleigh-based investment advisory firm, CAPTRUST. Bronze sponsors for the event were State of Beer, who hosted the post-race party, and Bay Six, who provided unique ‘Race Singlets,’ in contrast to the standard race t-shirt. Sir Walter Running provided publicity and elite athlete management for the first year race.

NC USATF State Championship Results:

Top Males Overall
1. Isaac Presson – Asheville – 4:25 ($350)
2. Sandy Roberts – Raleigh – 4:33 ($250)
3. Ben Rachunok – Raleigh – 4:38 ($200)

Top Male Masters
1. Colin Jones – Raleigh – 4:47  ($200)
2. Paul Jones – Apex – 4:55 ($150)

Top Female Overall
1. Andie Cozzarelli – Raleigh – 4:58 ($350)
2. Marisa Ryan – Durham – 5:07 ($250)
3. Abby Farley – Durham – 5:09 ($200)

Top Female Masters
1. Robyn Holland – Winston-Salem – 5:35 ($200)
2. Betsy Armentrout – Winston-Salem – 5:44 ($150)

Full Results are available here via Precision Race

For more information, contact Pat Price at sirwalterrunning@gmail.com and 919.260.8013

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