Sir Walter Running – Pop Up Miles

Pop Up Miles

Want to run a fast mile? or just beat your elementary school time? Want to earn a spot in the Sir Walter Miler elite race? It’s all possible once again this June in Raleigh.

Here’s how it’s going down: Each week, we’ll have 2 mile races. They’ll start at 7pm. The first will be for those predicting to run 5:30 to 7:30, the second will be under 5:30. We’ll also have a bonus distance and a bonus relay each week, so grab your friend and get ready to run fast!

The Championship Week will will feature the Top 10 Men, the Top 10 Women, and an open race. The Winners of the Men’s Championship and Women’s Championship Race will earn the final spot in the Sir Walter Miler Elite Race on Friday, August 4th. The Top 10 times will be compiled through the first three weeks of the Pop Up Miles.

New for 2017: Men can automatically qualify for the Pop Up Miles Championship with a Sub-3:50 1500 meters or Sub-4:10 track mile. Women can auto qualify with a sub 5:00 1500m or sub 5:20 mile. Marks must be from 1/1/2017 or after. Send proof of marks by June 20, 2017 to

Make sure you sign up on the email list to find out where the Pop Up Miles will be. We’ll bring a race clock and call splits. You do the rest. Show up, run fast, bring your own water, and clean up after yourself. We’ll even have pacers for certain times. Feel free to bring a dollar or two donation to help fund the 2017 Sir Walter Miler as well.

And finally… tell your friends, but please keep race venues off of social media. This is a true pop up. Email your friends, call them, text them, or fax them. Just don’t kill the party!

If you have questions, contact us at

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2017 Sir Walter Running – Pop Up Miles Schedule

**We’ll let you know the Saturday before each event where the event will be held. Join the email list to be in the know!**


We’re partnering with 2016 Olympic 1500 meters Bronze Medalist Nick Willis’ Miler Method for a Miler Boot Camp from April 24 – June 4, which will provide training plans and daily access to Willis. For more information, and to sign up for the program, visit: If 25 people sign up, Willis will be joining us at the June 6th Pop Up Miles event for a “Night of PR’s.” So do it!

Week 1: Tuesday, June 6 – “Night of PR’s” – Bonus events: 5k, 4×400 (RSVP on Facebook)

Week 2: Tuesday, June 13

*Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile: Friday, June 16 (RSVP on Facebook)

Week 3: Tuesday, June 20

Championship Miles: Tuesday, June 27

2016 Sir Walter Running – Pop Up Miles Results

Week 1: Tuesday, June 7 – Bonus Event: 5k (Results) (Photos)

Week 2: Tuesday, June 14 – Bonus Event: 400 (Results) (Photos)

*Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile: Friday, June 17 (Results) (Photos)

Asheville Qualifier: Saturday, June 18 (Results) (Photos)

Week 3: Tuesday, June 21 – Bonus Event: 800 (Results) (Photos)

Championship Miles: Tuesday, June 28 – Bonus Events: Open Mile, 4×400 (Results) (Photos)

2015 Sir Walter Running – Pop Up Miles Results

Week 1: Tuesday, June 2 (Results)

Week 2: Tuesday, June 9 (Results)

Week 3: Tuesday, June 16 (Results)

Week 4: Tuesday, June 23 (Results)

Championship: Tuesday, June 30 (Results)

Video Montage from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th week (by 2015 Intern Alex Boseman)


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