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Strava Challenge #8 – Umstead Steeplechase

So you like Strava Challenges? We have another for you! If you haven’t already, join the Sir Walter Running Strava club! You can even go to SirWalterStrava.com and it will forward you to the right place.

The Tour de Walter is now 2 legs in, and the Umstead Steeplechase is Leg #3 of 4.. This one is a little tougher than the last. Try and run it when it’s cooler out, because there’s a lot of climbing, which can be tough in the heat, just like the Pyrenees, or the Alps.

What is it? The Umstead Steeplechase combines a few well traveled trails at Umstead Park, and one that is often skipped, due to its water crossing, Cedar Ridge. This one will test your climbing, and your willingess to get wet.

Where do I park? There is a parking lot off the side of the road on Ebenezer Church Road. If you type in 4800 Ebenezer Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27612, that will get you pretty close.

There should be plenty of cars to guide you.

Where do I start? Walk through the opening trail along side the road, take a left onto the Turkey Creek Trail and get started!

You’ll see the trail opening near the No Parking signs

The Start/Finish Line between the trees. Make sure and go left off the trail to start! You’ll be running a big loop.

Where do I turn once I’ve started? This is important! Coming from the road, you’ll take a left onto the trail and head up Turkey Creek for a slow 1.5 miles or so up. Once you come to the Reedy Creek Trail junction, bear to the right. It should be pretty obvious. You’ll then go down Reedy Creek, and the home of the original Sir Walter Running Strava Challenge Downhill Mile. From the bridge at the bottom of the hill, you’ll then go up .75 miles or so then take a RIGHT on the Cedar Ridge Trail. Don’t miss this! You’ll then travel until you hit the water crossing. After that, you’ll turn right and head up Turkey Creek to the finish!

Print this if you have to

What about the Steeplechase part? At almost the end of the run, you’ll see a water crossing. There is a line of rocks to cross and stay dry, or you can go straight through the water to save time, steeplechase style! Just be careful! If there’s a big rain in Raleigh, maybe wait a day or two.

Is there a King of the Mountain segment at the end? Of course! Uncle Ebenezer starts at the end of the bridge (where you see the Sir Walter Miler sticker on the sign), and goes to the finish. It’s 250 meters or so of pure pain, because Umstead makes Champions! Top Men’s and Women’s times will get their choice of Sir Walter related shirt in the Merch Store, and bragging rights. Segment info is here (and below).

Where do I finish? Back where you started. Between the 2 trees at the break in the woods to the parking lot. We’ve etched a start/finish line in the gravel, so after you finish, maybe help etch it out for the rest of the Challengers?

Where will I see the standings? Below! Also, if you haven’t already, visit the Sir Walter Running Strava Club page (make sure and join, so that your marks count).

What do I win? Again, we will have a random drawing for 2 postrun polos next Tuesday for ANYONE that completes this Challenge before Monday, July 23 at Midnight.

Tour de Walter? This is the 3rd of a 4 segment Challenge called the Tour de Walter, in honor of the Tour de France. Everyone that competes all 4 segments will get a Tour de Walter tank top, and the Male and Female with the lowest overall times will get a pair of the Runologie x Sir Walter Miler goodr sunglasses that commemorate Sir Walter Miler 5! (now in stock at Runologie)!

Check out the Summer of Miles podcast for the latest on the Tour de Walter!

The Official Umstead Steeplechase segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/18251615

The Official “King of the Mountain” segment – Uncle Ebenezer: https://www.strava.com/segments/18251618

Mt. Greenway Recap & Cumulative Results

The random drawing winners are Justin Aday and Alicia Bader! Pump Station Hill King and Queen of the Mountain are Spencer Husen and Colleen McCarthy. Please email us to claim your prizes. Current Yellow Jerseys are Matthew Staehle and Laura Berry!

Men’s Mt. Greenway Results

Rank Name Time Differential
1 Matthew Staehle 27:34:00 0
2 Danny Sodano 27:44:00 0:10:00
3 Alan Freeman 28:37:00 1:03:00
4 Andrew Reifman-Packett 29:39:00 2:05:00
5 Brendan Murray 29:41:00 2:07:00
6 Spencer Husen 30:18:00 2:44:00
7 Wes Lewis 31:05:00 3:31:00
8 James Walsh 31:44:00 4:10:00
9 Nick Meeker 31:53:00 4:19:00
10 Greg Little 32:49:00 5:15:00
11 Chris Bosken 33:38:00 6:04:00
12 Brent Francese 34:44:00 7:10:00
13 Wayne Staats 35:00:00 7:26:00
14 Pat Dawson 35:34:00 8:00:00
15 Chris Voss 35:40:00 8:06:00
16 Travis Long 35:53:00 8:19:00
17 Mike Hyer 36:21:00 8:47:00
18 William Harris 36:23:00 8:49:00
19 Cory Braddy 36:42:00 9:08:00
20 Nhoj NosmailliW 36:45:00 9:11:00
21 Kevin Buczek 36:58:00 9:24:00
22 Jason Honeycutt 36:59:00 9:25:00
23 Dani Mo 37:31:00 9:57:00
24 Sean ONeal 37:46:00 10:12:00
25 Paul Lentkowski 38:08:00 10:34:00
26 Pat Price 38:09:00 10:35:00
27 Steven Hill 38:19:00 10:45:00
28 Les Abbott Jr 38:22:00 10:48:00
29 Dave Brown 38:30:00 10:56:00
30 Paul Kovach 38:59:00 11:25:00
31 Jim Presto 39:17:00 11:43:00
32 Jon Odgers 39:28:00 11:54:00
33 Marc Ames 39:32:00 11:58:00
34 Art Sheppard 39:39:00 12:05:00
35 Christian K 40:15:00 12:41:00
36 Toni Kaikkonen 40:31:00 12:57:00
37 Wesley Mickler 40:33:00 12:59:00
38 James Wells 40:42:00 13:08:00
39 Joey Anderson 40:58:00 13:24:00
40 Scott Kraft 41:26:00 13:52:00
41 Paul Brooks 41:44:00 14:10:00
42 Craig Conklin 41:54:00 14:20:00
43 Charline Woods 42:10:00 14:36:00
44 Jon Laird 42:32:00 14:58:00
45 Joe Dillon 42:34:00 15:00:00
46 Jennifer Cassada 42:55:00 15:21:00
47 Joe Winegarden 42:55:00 15:21:00
48 Albert Torres 42:58:00 15:24:00
49 Justin Kearney 43:16:00 15:42:00
50 Jay Stanley 43:20:00 15:46:00
51 Jason Jiggetts (Aka Jiggy) 43:22:00 15:48:00
52 Matt Bader 43:30:00 15:56:00
53 Jonathan Citty 43:40:00 16:06:00
54 Mike Lotito ⚽️⚒🇺🇸🏃 44:37:00 17:03:00
55 Zachary Ward 44:44:00 17:10:00
56 dieter p 44:52:00 17:18:00
57 Sam Bigelow 44:53:00 17:19:00
58 Rob Aldina 45:08:00 17:34:00
59 David Wood 45:29:00 17:55:00
60 Doug Gillotte 45:44:00 18:10:00
61 William Dees 46:52:00 19:18:00
62 Todd G 46:55:00 19:21:00
63 Brian Karim 48:29:00 20:55:00
64 John Huisman 48:52:00 21:18:00
65 Justin Aday 49:56:00 22:22:00
66 Jorge Tecunolmos 50:06:00 22:32:00
67 Roger Morris 51:22:00 23:48:00
68 Trey Jolly 51:24:00 23:50:00
69 Tom Gillaspy 51:30:00 23:56:00
70 Mark Sanchez 51:57:00 24:23:00
71 David Witherington 52:52:00 25:18:00
72 Aaron Jones 52:56:00 25:22:00
73 William Killinger 55:20:00 27:46:00
74 Don Hazelwood 55:43:00 28:09:00
75 James Guthrie 1:18:46:00 21:44:46

Women’s Mt. Greenway Results

Rank Name Time Differential
1 Laura Berry 31:55:00 0
2 adrian cox 32:10:00 0:15:00
3 Rhea Deroian 33:33:00 1:38:00
4 Kate Mueller 33:58:00 2:03:00
5 Tricity Andrew 35:31:00 3:36:00
6 Anne Pursifull 36:59:00 5:04:00
7 Caroline Moakley 38:24:00 6:29:00
8 Erin Hunt 38:34:00 6:39:00
9 Danielle Andolina 39:27:00 7:32:00
10 Jeannine E 41:03:00 9:08:00
11 Alice Hinman 43:30:00 11:35:00
12 Alicia Bader 43:30:00 11:35:00
13 Christina Beauchamp 43:57:00 12:02:00
14 Elinor Angel 44:00:00 12:05:00
15 Colleen McCarthy 44:41:00 12:46:00
16 Arika DLoughy 45:31:00 13:36:00
17 Shelly Jones 47:20:00 15:25:00
18 Ashley Marie 47:27:00 15:32:00
19 Rachel Anna 52:20:00 20:25:00
20 Jennifer Martin 55:28:00 23:33:00
21 Melanie Jefferies 56:53:00 24:58:00
22 Amy Van Vlack 1:00:24 17:05:24
23 Sherry C 1:38:46 17:43:46

Men’s Cumulative

Rank Name Mid Pines Mt. Greenway Cumulative Differential
1 Matthew Staehle 15:11:00 27:34:00 42:45:00 0
2 Danny Sodano 15:17:00 27:44:00 43:01:00 0:16:00
3 Alan Freeman 15:07:00 29:19:00 44:26:00 1:41:00
4 Andrew Reifman-Packett 15:10:00 29:39:00 44:49:00 2:04:00
5 Spencer Husen 15:09:00 30:18:00 45:27:00 2:42:00
6 Brendan Murray 16:17:00 29:41:00 45:58:00 3:13:00
7 Wes Lewis 16:14:00 31:05:00 47:19:00 4:34:00
8 Nick Meeker 15:34:00 31:53:00 47:27:00 4:42:00
9 James Walsh 17:42:00 31:44:00 49:26:00 6:41:00
10 Chris Bosken 17:58:00 33:38:00 51:36:00 8:51:00
11 Greg Little 19:08:00 32:49:00 51:57:00 9:12:00
12 Chris Voss 18:17:00 35:40:00 53:57:00 11:12:00
13 Jason Honeycutt 19:11:00 36:59:00 56:10:00 13:25:00
14 Pat Price 18:56:00 38:09:00 57:05:00 14:20:00
15 William Harris 21:31:00 36:23:00 57:54:00 15:09:00
16 Steven Hill 20:16:00 38:19:00 58:35:00 15:50:00
17 Art Sheppard 19:18:00 39:39:00 58:57:00 16:12:00
18 Les Abbott Jr 21:46:00 38:22:00 60:08:00 17:23:00
19 Sean ONeal 23:08:00 37:46:00 60:54:00 18:09:00
20 Matt Bader 19:31:00 43:30:00 63:01:00 20:16:00
21 Jim Presto 23:47:00 39:17:00 63:04:00 20:19:00
22 Joe Winegarden 21:47:00 42:55:00 64:42:00 21:57:00
23 Mike Lotito 21:00:00 44:37:00 65:37:00 22:52:00
24 Justin Kearney 24:05:00 43:16:00 67:21:00 24:36:00
25 Todd G 25:03:00 46:55:00 71:58:00 29:13:00
26 John Huisman 24:58:00 48:52:00 73:50:00 31:05:00
27 Don Hazelwood 27:23:00 55:43:00 83:06:00 40:21:00

Women’s Cumulative

Rank Name Mid Pines Mt. Greenway Cumulative Differential
1 Laura Berry 16:29:00 31:55:00 48:24:00 0
2 Rhea Deroian 17:03:00 33:33:00 50:36:00 2:12:00
3 Tricity Andrew 19:08:00 35:31:00 54:39:00 6:15:00
4 Caroline Moakley 20:10:00 38:24:00 58:34:00 10:10:00
5 Anne Pursifull 21:55:00 36:59:00 58:54:00 10:30:00
6 Kate Mueller 21:34:00 37:50:00 59:24:00 11:00:00
7 Alicia Bader 20:31:00 43:30:00 64:01:00 15:37:00
8 Charline Woods 23:02:00 42:10:00 65:12:00 16:48:00
9 Colleen McCarthy 23:10:00 44:41:00 67:51:00 19:27:00
10 Jennifer Cassada 25:03:00 42:55:00 67:58:00 19:34:00
11 Ashley Marie Hill 25:05:00 47:27:00 72:32:00 24:08:00

Have questions? Let us know: SirWalterRunning@gmail.com

Strava Challenge #7 – Mt. Greenway

So you like Strava Challenges? We have another for you! If you haven’t already, join the Sir Walter Running Strava club! You can even go to SirWalterStrava.com and it will forward you to the right place.

The Tour de Walter is off and running with the first leg in the can. Thanks to everyone that completed the Mid Pines Barn Run last week. The Overall Tour Standings are at the bottom of this page. Now, for the Mt. Greenway Challenge!

What is it? Mt. Greenway is a section of the Crabtree Creek Greenway that connects to Anderson Point Park, which lands you at about Mile 16 of the Neuse River Trail. It is an out and back that starts at Raleigh Boulevard and turns back around at Milburnie Road. The out and back is around 4.5-4.6 miles, with a big ole hill about halfway in. Apparently it’s called Pump Station Hill. You’ll know it when you see it! It’s a bruiser.

Where do I park? The easiest thing to do is put 2311 Crabtree Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27604 into your GPS and park in the gravel lot on Crabtree Boulevard. To get to the start, look out from the parking lot towards the street and you’ll go right up to the intersection of Crabtree Boulevard and Raleigh Boulevard, which is the entrance to the greenway.

Park here, then go right

Where is the start? You will start at the yellow post on the greenway on Raleigh Boulevard. This is where Crabtree Boulevard runs into Raleigh Boulevard.

Look to the right at the light

Start at the yellow post

Is there a special King of the Mountain segment in the middle? Yes. Right after you pass Crabtree Park, you’ll go around the bend and will see a hill on your right. Pick it up at the telephone pole and put in a good 350 meter effort or so. You’ll go up, it will flatten a little, then you’ll go up again. You’ll see the final tree at the crest of the hill, where you will know you’re done. Top Men’s and Women’s times here will get their choice of Sir Walter related shirt in the Merch Store, and bragging rights. Segment info is here (and below).

Start at the Telephone Pole

When you see this, GO!

Finish at the tree at the crest of the 2nd hill, about .2 miles up

Where do I turn around? At Milburnie Road, approximately 2.25-2.3 miles in, you’ll run around the yellow post and head back to where you started.

Where do I finish:? Back where you started! Once you hit Raleigh Boulevard, you’re done. Walk back down Crabtree Boulevard to the parking lot, or…

Go eat afterwards! At the Gateway, of course. Lots of exciting things happening in that closeby shopping center, with the Gateway being the anchor. Tell Martina you ran Mt. Greenway and maybe she’ll give you an extra piece of bacon, or bread.

Where will I see the standings? Below! Also, if you haven’t already, visit the Sir Walter Running Strava Club page (make sure and join, so that your marks count).

What do I win? Again, we will have a random drawing for 2 Summer of Miles tank tops next Tuesday for ANYONE that completes this Challenge before Monday, July 16 at Midnight.

Tour de Walter? This is the 2nd of a 4 segment Challenge called the Tour de Walter, in honor of the Tour de France. Everyone that competes all 4 segments will get a Tour de Walter tank top, and the Male and Female with the lowest overall times will get a pair of the Runologie x Sir Walter Miler goodr sunglasses that commemorate Sir Walter Miler 5! (now in stock at Runologie)!

Check out the Summer of Miles podcast for the latest on the Tour de Walter!

The Official Mt. Greenway Strava Segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/18186349

The Official “King of the Mountain” Pump Station Hill Segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/18186356

Mid Pines Barn Run Recap

Big thanks to everyone that completed the Mid Pines Barn Run. Certainly our biggest Strava Challenge ever! The Yellow Jerseys came out of the last day with Alan Freeman sneaking past Spencer Husen with a time of 15:07, and Laura Berry blasting the field in 16:29! Tank Top Winners were Samuel Bryan and Cheryl Boylan. These were done via Random Number Generator. Please email us and we’ll get you your tanks!

Men’s Standings after Mid Pines

Rank Name Mid Pines Time Differential
1 Alan Freeman 15:07:00 0
2 Spencer Husen 15:09:00 0:02:00
3 Andrew Reifman-Packett 15:10:00 0:03:00
4 Matthew Staehle 15:11:00 0:04:00
5 Danny Sodano 15:17:00 0:10:00
6 Nick Meeker 15:34:00 0:27:00
7 David Wherry 16:13:00 1:06:00
8 Wes Lewis 16:14:00 1:07:00
9 Brendan Murray 16:17:00 1:10:00
10 Hughes Burridge 16:46:00 1:39:00
11 Samuel Bryan 17:23:00 2:16:00
12 James Walsh 17:42:00 2:35:00
13 Chris Bosken 17:58:00 2:51:00
14 Gordie Taylor 18:07:00 3:00:00
15 Chris Voss 18:17:00 3:10:00
16 Tyler Dunston 18:19:00 3:12:00
17 Tony Le 18:19:00 3:12:00
18 Greg Little 19:08:00 4:01:00
19 Jason Honeycutt 19:11:00 4:04:00
20 Art Sheppard 19:18:00 4:11:00
21 Christian K 19:29:00 4:22:00
22 Matt Bader 19:31:00 4:24:00
23 Joe Dillon 19:37:00 4:30:00
24 Steven Hill 20:16:00 5:09:00
25 Jonathan Citty 20:58:00 5:51:00
26 Mike Lotito 21:00:00 5:53:00
27 Craig Conklin 21:24:00 6:17:00
28 William Harris 21:31:00 6:24:00
29 Les Abbott Jr 21:46:00 6:39:00
30 Joe Winegarden 21:47:00 6:40:00
31 Kevin Rumsey 21:51:00 6:44:00
32 Dustin Riedesel 22:04:00 6:57:00
33 Sean ONeal 23:08:00 8:01:00
34 Jim Presto 23:47:00 8:40:00
35 Justin Kearney 24:05:00 8:58:00
36 John Huisman 24:58:00 9:51:00
37 Todd G 25:03:00 9:56:00
38 Art Baldini 25:45:00 10:38:00
39 Brett Mireau 27:12:00 12:05:00
40 Don Hazelwood 27:23:00 12:16:00

 

Women’s Standings after Mid Pines

Rank Name Mid Pines Time Differential
1 Laura Berry 16:29:00 0
2 Rhea Deroian 17:03:00 0:34:00
3 Tricity Andrew 19:08:00 2:39:00
4 Caroline Moakley 20:10:00 3:41:00
5 Alicia Bader 20:31:00 4:02:00
6 Allaire Welk 20:34:00 4:05:00
7 Cheryl Boylan 20:59:00 4:30:00
8 Kate Mueller 21:34:00 5:05:00
9 Anne Pursifull 21:55:00 5:26:00
10 Charline Woods 23:02:00 6:33:00
11 Jennifer Cassada 25:03:00 8:34:00
12 Emily Gaines 25:48:00 9:19:00

 

Have questions? Let us know: SirWalterRunning@gmail.com

Strava Challenge #6 – Mid Pines Barn Run

So you like Strava Challenges? We have another for you! If you haven’t already, join the Sir Walter Running Strava club! You can even go to SirWalterStrava.com and it will forward you to the right place.

The 2018 Pop Up Miles Season is over and the Strava Challenge Season has just begun! We’ll announce a Strava Challenge every Tuesday (or maybe Monday night), and it will run through the following Monday at Midnight. All of these are in celebration of the 2018 Sir Walter Miler, which will be held Friday, August 3rd at Meredith College. We’ll talk about these Strava Challenges of upcoming episodes of the Summer of Miles podcast, so make sure and subscribe!

What is it? The Mid Pines Barn Run, an out and back 2.5 mile jaunt over a gravel road in the heart of farm country.

Where is it? Mid Pines Road, which connects Lake Wheeler Road and Tryon Road. To set your GPS to the start, put in 5312 Mid Pines Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603. You can park on the side of the road, and you will start (and finish) where the gravel meets the asphalt.

Where is the start (and where do I run)? Once you park (see below), you will start like the photo above and go out for about 1.25 miles. You’ll pass a few State-run, and NC State-run farms (and some livestock). The surface is crush and run; so it’s soft, but a little rocky.

Where do I turn around? After you go up a hill, you will see a few traffic signs near Lake Wheeler Road. Turn around at the 2nd sign, which is a square, not the pole with 2 signs. See below. We may throw a few Sir Walter stickets on the back (facing you as you approach).

Where do I finish:? Back where you started! Once you’ve hit the asphalt, you’ve done it! Pat yourself on the back.

When should I run? We recommend Sunset, but anytime is a good time for a run. Be careful in the heat!

Where will I see the standings? We’ll update them weekly on the Sir Walter Running Strava Club page (make sure and join, so that your marks count), as well as on the next week’s Strava Challenge page.

What do I win? We will have a random drawing for 2 Summer of Miles tank tops next Tuesday for ANYONE that completes this Challenge. before Monday, July 9 at Midnight. Also, anyone who completes this Challenge can email us for a code for a $25 postrun polo! Learn more about them below and check out the available colors and sizes in the Sir Walter Merch store.

Tour de Walter? Yes. This is the first of a 4 segment Challenge called the Tour de Walter, in honor of the Tour de France. Everyone that competes all 4 segments will get a Tour de Walter tank top, and the Male and Female with the lowest overall times will get a pair of the Runologie x Sir Walter Miler goodr sunglasses that commemorate Sir Walter Miler 5! (now in stock at Runologie)!

The Official Strava Segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/18121643

Have questions? Let us know: SirWalterRunning@gmail.com

Press Release: Pop Up Miles Season 4 kicks off Sir Walter Running’s Summer of Miles on June 5th

Pop Up Miles Season 4 kicks off Sir Walter Running’s Summer of Miles on June 5th

June 4, 2018 – Raleigh, North Carolina – Now in its fourth season, Sir Walter Running’s free community track series, Pop Up Miles, returns to its standard Tuesday nights in June starting this week, June 5th. The rotating venue series started in 2015, with runners finding out the Saturday before each Tuesday where the event would be held. Each week, there is an over 5:30 mile, an under 5:29 mile, a bonus event (5k, 400 meters), and a relay (4×400, 4×800).

During the monthlong series, athletes compete for the Top 10 slots in the Championship Miles event held on Tuesday, June 26th. The Male and Female Winners of these races earn a chance to compete against the nations top elite milers in the 5th Annual Sir Walter Miler, which will be held Friday, August 3rd at Meredith College.

Adding to the June Pop Up Miles series is the third annual Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile, dubbed the “fastest mile in North Carolina,” due to its 130 foot drop in elevation from the start to the finish, generally allowing competitors to run 20-30 seconds faster than usual. Post-party will again be held at Trophy Brewing Co. on Maywood, with awards from Runologie. Shop Local Raleigh is also a longtime sponsor of the event.

For the first time, Bandwidth Inc., a communications software company based on Centennial campus, will be the presenting sponsor of the event.

“We’re excited to partner with Sir Walter Running for the Raleigh RunDown,” said David Morken, cofounder and CEO of Bandwidth. “Running, working out, and breaking a sweat playing intramurals are a part of lunchtime every day at Bandwidth. It’s been essential to our culture. We’re looking forward to sharing a little bit of the Bandwidth competitive spirit at the Raleigh RunDown…not trying to put any pressure on my fast Bandmates, but just sayin…”

The Men’s Course Record is 3:52.57, set by Brayden Burleigh in 2016, and the Women’s Course Record is 4:27.95, set by Sarah Rapp in 2017.

“This course was specifically designed for speed. A few years of scouring Raleigh for the perfect grade to run fast, without hurting yourself, led us to the lush slope that is Centennial Parkway,” said Race Co-Founder, Pat Price.

Another new event for 2018 is the Session at the Speedway, a multiple distance event that will take place on Tuesday, June 19th at the Wake County Speedway, as part of the Pop Up Miles series. Competitors will run the Mile, 1/4 Mile, 1/2 Mile, then the 2 Mile on the speedway track, known as “America’s Favorite Bullring,” with lowest time equals lowest score system. Raleigh Denim Workshop will be co-presenting the unique event, where denim is not required, but encouraged.

Athletes and fans will also be allowed to bring a soft cooler into the speedway, with their beverages of choosing. Alcohol will be permitted, but no glass is allowed. Sir Walter Running recommends supporting local breweries and their session offerings. This is very unique to the sport of track and field.

“We are excited to merge the two things that belong at a speedway, denim and racing! Raleigh Denim is bringing the fashion and Sir Walter the running! It’ll be a night of Americana at the Speedway!” said Sir Walter Running Co-Founder, Sandy Roberts.

Wrapping up the 2018 Summer of Miles will again be the 2018 Sir Walter Miler. Now in its fifth year, Sir Walter Miler was called the “best glimpse of future growth for American track” by Sports Illustrated in 2015, and has boasted 26 sub 4:00 performances on the Men’s side, and 9 sub 4:30 performances on the Women’s side; with a reputation as one of the fastest, rowdiest miles in the World. The Elite Field and full details on the event will be released in early July.

The 2018 Summer of Miles series is directed by Sir Walter Running, a Raleigh-based 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is  “bringing the Greater Raleigh running community together through innovation, activation, and inclusivity.” Sir Walter Running also produces the Pop Up Cross Country series at Dix Park, the Summer of Miles podcast, the Nash UNC Health Care Rocket Mile in Rocky Mount, a series of Strava Challenges, as well as the forthcoming postrun polo, that was created in conjunction with the Portland Track Festival Innovation Project.

2018 Summer of Miles

Tuesday, June 5 – Raleigh, NC – Summer of Miles podcast presents Pop Up Miles – Week #1 (Bonus Events: 5k, 4×400) RSVP

Tuesday, June 12 – Raleigh, NC – North Raleigh Family Eye Care presents Pop Up Miles – Week #2 (Bonus Events: 400, 4×800) RSVP

Friday, June 15 – Raleigh, NC – Bandwidth presents Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile  (Register here) RSVP

Tuesday, June 19 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Denim presents Pop Up Miles – Week #3 – Session at the Speedway (Register here) RSVP

Tuesday, June 26 – Raleigh, NC – Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance presents  Pop Up Miles – Championship Miles (Bonus Events: Open Mile, 4×400) RSVP

Friday, August 3 – Raleigh, NC – Sir Walter Miler (RSVP)

Saturday, August 4 – Raleigh, NC – Run with the Pros

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

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