Mile News Tagged Festival Of Miles

First Allie Zealand, then Sadie Engelhardt, run record-breaking Mile races in St. Louis

May 31, 2024

Drew Griffith clocks 3:57.72 Mile as 22nd U.S. boy sub-4 and #5 outdoors all-time, #6 overall

By Keenan Gray of DyeStat

ST. LOUIS – It may have been one of the most exciting 15 minutes in the history of high school distance running on May 30.

All Sadie Engelhardt could do was watch from the...

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Birnbaum Leads Record HS Sub-4s at HOKA Festival of Miles

June 02, 2023

Matsatsa, Heidesch join HS Sub-4 Club; prep Tatum David runs swift 4:37.79 to finish 6th in women's Open race

By David Woods for DyeStat

ST. LOUIS – The first night of June resembled one of those intimate summer meets in Europe in which the whole town turns out. Maybe this wasn’t the Diamond...

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Burns Looking for More Record Action

May 23, 2023

His next goal and it’s a big one. He’s returning to St. Louis, the scene of his first sub-4:00, to take a stab at Alan Webb’s longstanding HSR of 3:53.43

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

On the one hand, Connor Burns (Southern Boone County, Ashland, Missouri) says he felt like he was...

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Reed Brown becomes 10th U.S. HSer to clock sub-4 Mile

June 02, 2017

Stunning sub-57 final lap makes Texas native the 4th fastest U.S. high school Miler all-time

By Cam Smith, USA TODAY High School Sports

The hallowed halls of the sub-4 minute Mile got a new resident Thursday night when Texas native Reed Brown clocked a 3:59.30 at the Festival of Miles in St....

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Festival of Miles Hosts RRCA National 1 Mile Road Championships in Tucson

May 19, 2017

Second edition offers $3,156 prize money in the Open, Masters and Tutu Mile divisions

From Run Tucson

TUCSON – On Friday evening, May 26, the RRCA National 1 Mile Road Championships will be contested in downtown Tucson, Arizona at the Festival of Miles. The second edition features a $3,156...

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McNamara shines again, wins 4th Festival of Miles title

June 02, 2016

2,500 fans also witness thrilling girls high school Mile and boys high school Mile meet record by Jon Davis

By Ben Rosario, Festival of Miles

ST. LOUIS - The 9th Festival of Miles at St. Louis University High School on Thursday night saw the meet add three more sub-4 minute Mile performances...

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Could the Mile be just the thing to entice new runners?

June 02, 2016

“The Mile is so embedded in American culture, and the near-ideal fitness distance is the Mile. Ten or 15 minutes of running and people get a health and fitness benefit.”

By Colleen Schrappen, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

If running coach Ben Rosario is correct, witnessing elite Milers clock in...

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Riverfront Mile Expands Festival of Miles Offerings to Downtown St. Louis

April 20, 2016

Friday evening, June 3 event features Strange Donuts Mile on “National Donut Day”

From The Festival of Miles Foundation

The Festival of Miles Foundation in conjunction with Big River Running brings a new event, The Riverfront Mile, to downtown St. Louis Friday, June 3, 2016.

The Riverfront...

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Nike Title Sponsor of Festival of Miles

March 20, 2014

The sporting goods giant to sponsor annual charity track meet in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – The Festival of Miles Foundation announced today that Nike will be the new title sponsor for the Festival of Miles Charity Track Meet. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit runner Christopher Shaw, an...

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Festival of Miles Announces 2014 Athlete in Need

February 27, 2014

Funds from June event will benefit Edwardsville native Christopher Shaw

ST. LOUIS – The Festival of Miles Foundation announced today that proceeds from the 2014 Festival of Miles Charity Track Meet will benefit Christopher Shaw. Shaw, 21, is currently in remission after a difficult bout with...

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