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The Sir Walter Miler runs Friday, August 1st at the Meredith College Track with elite Men's and Women's Mile Races, plus Ral's finest!
The Sir Walter Miler runs Friday, August 1st at the Meredith College Track with elite Men's and Women's Mile Races, plus Ral's finest!
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It was a true dream that turned into reality. Last year, a local runner wanted to take a crack at a sub 4 minute mile.

The feat is something that was once thought to not be humanly possible. With very short notice, former North Carolina High School State Champ and Georgetown and NC State standout took a crack at it. In just a few days time, we secured a track and a timer. The rest was history.

In front of 400+ people that showed up on 4 days notice, Sandy Roberts was paced by his brother Logan through 2+ laps in 1:59. Although he came up short, the seed was sowed. Take a look at the video yourself. It was a great night. We had to do it again. 

This year, Sandy will look to improve on his personal best time of 4:01.21 with some of the best runners in the nation.

We just need a little help putting it on.

We have planned an incredible, grassroots event that we want you to be a part of. There truly is something for everyone, whether you run or don't!

The event will be the inaugural "Sir Walter Miler." We'll have 3 races, starting at 9pm on Friday, August 1st, 2014. We'll kick the night off with the Great Outdoor Provision Co. "Raleigh' Finest" Mile, where many local celebrities will compete in an exciting, handicapped/head start race. Then we'll have the Capital RunWalk "Women's Sub 4.5 Challenge," where top runners will take a crack at the 4:30 barrier. Finally, we'll conclude with the Capital RunWalk "Men's Sub 4 Challenge," where the field will be set up for a sub 4:00 attempt.The event will be an official "Bring Back the Mile" event.

What else are we doing? We're having a party... Starting at 7pm that night, we'll have live music, giveaways, and food trucks at Raleigh Brewing Company, right across the street from Meredith. After the races are over, we'll take it back there for the after party.

If you're over 21, we'll have an exciting event at RBC called the "Sub 4 ABV Challenge" where Raleigh Brewing, Trophy Brewing, Fullsteam Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Mystery Brewing, and Natty Greene's Brewing will be providing a keg of their best low alcohol beer!

What else? Want to run with the pros? Saturday morning, Bobby Mack will lead the elites from the night before, and anyone else who wants to come on a trail run at Umstead Park. 

Everything is free to the public.

Need more? One exciting Kickstarter reward we have is the pre-race dinner at the Busy Bee Cafe on Thursday, July 31st, 2014. You'll have the opportunity to have an excellent meal with all the runners that are in town already, with food by Chef Dave Mitchell and beverages served by Busy Bee Owners, Chris Powers and David Lockwood.

This have YOU pumped to run fast? Now's your chance to find our how fast you can go. Now's your chance to find out. Another exciting reward we have is a one hour consultation with UNC Assistant Coach, Logan Roberts, as well as a 1 month training plan that will lead up to the Magnificent Mile in Downtown Raleigh on September 14th. You'll receive a complimentary entry to the race see how fast you can go around the Capitol and back down Hillsborough Street!

We need your help to raise a little more money to make this the best event possible, so please consider buying a tech shirt, a coffee mug, a singlet, a seat at the dinner, or even a chance to fire the starting gun for the "Raleigh's Finest" Mile!

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    Want to show some love and get your name on the Sir Walter Miler website, give us a buck! We'll announce your help over the PA during the event too!

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    There never was a Five Points Track Club, but there could be. Pick up one of these limited grey 90/10 Gildan shirts for only $5. S-XL Mens sizes only. Message your size request. Pickup or local delivery only. Here's what they look like http://tinyurl.com/fptcshirt

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    Have a pint with Sir Walter! Sir Walter Miler that is. Pick up a pint glass with a Sir Walter Miler logo on the side for $10!

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    In honor of the guy that has raised $15,000 and counting to make potato salad, we'll one up it. We'll deliver you a pint of Smithfield's Chicken 'n Bar-B-Q Potato Salad or Chopped BBQ Sandwich (if you're in Raleigh) on Saturday, August 2.

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    Everyone needs a new coffee mug. How about one with the Sir Walter Miler logo on the side and a small bag of Oak City Roasters Coffee to boot?

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    Tanks are in. A nice grey soft cotton Gildan tank top with a black Sir Walter Miler logo will show you're in the know. Men's and Women's sizes.

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    Here for the Party. Sir Walter Miler Tank Top and Pint Glass. Fill 'er up!

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    If you're a runner, you could use a tech shirt. We'll have your choice of a Brooks High Viz Green or Orange shirt with the Sir Walter Logo on the front and title sponsor, Capital RunWalk's logo on the back. Men's and Women's sizes available.

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    Women's Tech Shirts! If you're a runner, you could use a tech shirt. We'll have your choice of a Brooks High Viz Pink or Orange shirt with the Sir Walter Logo on the front and title sponsor, Capital RunWalk's logo on the back. Women's sizes available only. (Look above for Men)

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    Gimme Two Shirts. Brooks High Viz Tech Shirt and Five Points Track Club. Save a few bucks for the night of. Message your FPTC shirt size ASAP though, as they're limited.

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    Wonder how fast you could run the mile if you trained the right way? Now's your chance to find out. You'll get a one hour consultation with UNC Assistant Coach, Logan Roberts, as well as a 1 month training plan that will lead up to the Magnificent Mile in Downtown Raleigh on September 14th. You'll receive a complimentary entry to the race see how fast you can go around the Capitol and back down Hillsborough Street!

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    Caffeinate and Run. Brooks High Viz Tech Shirt and Sir Walter Miler Coffee Mug

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    (90 minutes before the) Race Ready. Coffee Mug, Coffee from Oak City Coffee Roasters, Training Plan with Logan Roberts and complimentary entry to the Mag Mile.

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    The Goods. Pint Glass, Coffee Mug, Tank Top and Tech Shirt. All yours.

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    Eat with the pros! The Busy Bee Cafe will host the pros who are in town on Thursday, July 31 for a one of a kind pre-meet dinner! Food will be prepared by Chef Dave Mitchell and beverages will be served by Bee owners Chris Powers and David Lockwood. Want to rub elbows with some top notch runners, here's your chance!

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    Fire the starting gun for the Great Outdoor Provision Co. "Raleigh's Finest" Mile!

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    Want to promote your business or charity? Here's your chance for a 4 lap tour of the Meredith Track in the "Raleigh's FInest Mile" to compete against local celebrities, reps from local running stores, reps from local running clubs, and a special guest Olympian that will be announced soon!

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    Sir Walter Miler Party Pack. Pint Glass, Coffee Mug, Tank Top, Tech Shirt, Coaching/Mag Mile Entry, Eat with the Pros Dinner

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    The Extreme Sir Walter Miler Party Pack. 2 Pint Glasses, a Coffee Mug, a Tank, 2 Brooks High Viz Shirts, and 2 spots to "Dinner with the Pros"

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