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Oak City Mile – Course Preview

Sunday, September 13th will mark the inaugural Oak City Mile. The event continues Downtown Raleigh’s Road Mile tradition. It is a new course, so below are some key check points that you’ll want to know as you prepare your race plan! This Thursday, September 10th at 6pm, there will be a course preview run from Runologie at 401 B Hillsborough Street. There will be a special discount code available that day, so make sure you come out! They’ll also host advanced check in and registration on Saturday from 3-5pm.

For more information, check out our press release: “The Oak City Mile continues Downtown Raleigh’s Road Mile tradition.” And don’t forget to sign up at OakCityMile.com

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Course preview run will be Thursday, September 10 at Runologie, with packet pickup on Saturday

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The drain marks the start/finish of the Oak City Mile

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100 meters from the finish (and the start), by the Stop Hunger Now building

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200 meters to go (and from the start) – by Allen’s Automotive

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300 meters in/300 meters out (St. Mary’s intersection)

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The hash by the mini is 400 meters from the start/finish (near NC SECU)

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Mayo marks 600 meters to go (and from the start)

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‘One Way’ marks halfway (Morgan Street Roundabout)

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The post-race party will be at State of Beer. Grab a picnic table out front early!

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Press Release: The Oak City Mile continues Downtown Raleigh’s Road Mile tradition

August 27, 2015 – Raleigh, NC – Despite course changes, Raleigh’s Downtown Road Mile will continue on its regular Sunday afternoon in September (the 13th) with the Oak City Mile. The course will now start on the railroad bridge on Hillsborough Street and head towards campus, with the halfway turnaround at the Morgan Street roundabout. The open event will once again serve as the North Carolina USATF Road Mile Championship with $2300 in prize money up for grabs. Raleigh-based investment advisory firm, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, will serve as the Gold Level sponsor of the event.

Local road race veterans, Precision Race, will handle timing and event management. “We’ve been involved with the previous race for several years, and we were sad to see it go. We decided to keep honor the tradition of the downtown mile race and keep the mile alive  by creating the Oak City Mile. We appreciate the support we have received from the City of Raleigh, Runologie, the ALS Association Jim “Catfish” Hunter chapter, and the Sir Walter Miler team. We expect a strong elite field and many members of our running community to come out for the inaugural race on September 13th,” said Precision’s Bruce Bokish.

Runologie will host a course preview run on Thursday, September 10th; and will also host pre-race packet pick up, and a post-race party, with their neighbors, State of Beer. “The running vibe on Hillsborough Street wouldn’t be the same without a fall mile race. We are thrilled to be a part of bringing the race back,” said Runologie Co-Owner Brent Francese.

Sir Walter Running will handle all publicity for the event, as well as elite athlete coordination. Coming off of the recent success of the Sir Walter Miler, where Sports Illustrated called the event the “best glimpse of future growth for American track,”  the group will look to put together a field of the best milers in the state. Elite athletes will include Isaac Presson (3:58.67), Sandy Roberts (4:01.21), Andie Cozzarelli (4:47.92), Molly Nunn (4:59), Ericka Charles (5:00.21), and more to be announced.

The Oak City Mile is also a Bring Back the Mile featured event. “We love working with community events who are celebrating the Mile and Raleigh has shown an incredible affinity for the iconic distance,” stated Bring Back the Mile’s David Monico. “The Oak City Mile is another great event that truly showcases that the Mile is for everyone – whether you’re 8 or 80, just looking to get in a fun family run, a fast workout or looking to break 4 minutes!”

Oak City Mile Race Information

On the web: OakCityMile.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Race Location: Start/Finish is on the railroad bridge on Hillsborough Street between the Edenton Street merge and Glenwood Avenue

Course Preview Run: Thursday, September 10th – 6pm at Runologie

Packet Pick Up: Saturday, September 12th – 3-5 pm Advanced Check-In & Registration at Runologie

Race Day: Sunday, September 13th – Noon to 2pm – Race Day Check-In & Registration

  • 2:00 pm:  Men’s Mile Race
  • 2:20 pm:  Women’s Mile Race
  • 2:50 pm:  Awards at Runologie
  • 3:00 pm:  Post-race social at State of Beer

Open Awards

  • Prizes (based on gun time) are provided by Runologie and include Top 3 Overall and Masters

  • Age Group:  15 & Under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

USATF Awards

  • Open (Men & Women): 1st – $350, 2nd – $250, 3rd – $200

  • Masters (Men & Women): 1st – $200, 2nd – $150

  • Winners must be active USATF members who lived in NC for the past year and provide their USATF number

For more information, contact Pat Price with Sir Walter Running at sirwalterrunning@gmail.com and 919.260.8013

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