Inaugural Wasatch Mile Set for September 14 in Salt Lake City
Eight heats including Backwards, Doughnut, Business Attire and Elite Mile races with a $3500 prize purse
SALT LAKE CITY – On Thursday, September 14, some of the nation’s best Mile athletes will be racing the inaugural Wasatch Mile. The race course winds down Bonneville Blvd, running toward the Capitol, and features a 75 foot drop in elevation from start-to-finish. Fast times are expected despite the city’s 4,200-plus foot elevation above sea level.
The first race starts off at 5:30pm with 8 heats including the Backwards Mile, Doughnut Mile, Business Attire Mile and then concluding with the Elite Women’s & Men’s Mile races at 6:40pm and 6:50pm respectively. Runners in the elite races will be running for $3500 in prize money and bragging rights.
“I was looking for a way to draw attention to corporate health & wellness centered around running & walking programs and decided we needed to have something available to everyone. Even if you can’t run a 5K, you can walk 1-Mile and can actively participate in this community event,” said Brian Boyle, Director of the Wasatch Mile and Company Cup 5K.
By adding the elite Mile race that includes Patrick Casey, Rachel Schneider and Andy Phillips, Boyle looks to draw a bit of excitement to the event and to make it more spectator friendly. Boyle added, “We have an opportunity to witness someone run a sub-4 minute Mile in Utah.”
Registration is open and will also be available on the race day until 5:30pm MST. For more information, go to: www.company5k.com