Press Release: Final fields and new incentives set for 2017 Sir Walter Miler

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Final fields and new incentives set for 2017 Sir Walter Miler

August 3, 2017 – Raleigh, NC – Sir Walter Running is excited to announce the final Elite fields for the 2017 Sir Walter Miler. The event returns in its fourth year to its standard first Friday night spot on August 4, 2017 at the Meredith College Track. The 2017 event will again feature Elite Men’s and Women’s Mile races, a local Run Club 4×400 meter Relay, and the Citius Mag presents the Raleigh Denim Mile. The Sir Walter Miler is free and open to the public, and will again be broadcast live internationally on FloTrack.org

The 2017 Sir Walter Miler will include the deepest prize money to date with $5100 in guaranteed money plus $15,000 in bonus incentives ($12,000 new incentives), that include and improved Stiner State Record Bonus ($1000), an improved first time sub 4:00/4:30 bonus ($250), a personal record bonus ($250), a Moonshot-style Royal Charter Challenge, which would reward a performance midway between the American Record, and the current Sir Walter Miler Meet Record. Those times will be 4:22.00 for Women and 3:51.10 for Men, and will pay $3000 to the first athlete to best that mark. These added bonuses have been possible due to a generous contribution from Dr. Mark Graham and Waverly Hematology Onconology to support and promote local cancer charities: Stomp the Monster (Paired with the Men’s race), a Cary-based charity which provides support for patients and families having financial need because of their cancer; and The Kay Yow Cancer Fund (Paired with the Women’s race), a Raleigh-based charity which supports meritorious research into women’s cancers at several of the nation’s top Cancer Centers.

2017 Sir Walter Miler Prize Money

Race Day Schedule

6:00pm – Pre-party starts at Raleigh Brewing Company

8:15pm – Racing starts at Meredith

8:45pm – Fans can enter the track area

9:00pm – National Anthem

9:05pm – Women’s Elite Mile (click name for bio)

Stephanie Brown – Unattached (interview on Summer of Miles podcast)
Katrina Coogan – New Balance Boston
Amanda Eccleston – Brooks / True Blue Elite
Steph Garcia – Furman Elite / New Balance (interview on the Summer of Miles podcast)
Heather Kampf – ASICS / Team USA MN
Emily Lipari – BAA / Adidas
Megan Moye – HOKA NJNYTC (interview on Summer of Miles podcast)
Lauren Paquette – Brooks
Sarah Rapp – Pop Up Miles Champ
Rachel Schneider – Under Armour
Sara Sutherland – Saucony
Kate Van Buskirk – Unattached
Kenyetta Iyevbele – HOKA NJNYTC (Rabbit)

9:20pm – Men’s Elite Mile (click name for bio)

Andrew Dusing – Unattached
Drew Piazza – Virginia Tech
Daniel Herrera – HPW / Mexico
Trevor Dunbar – NIKE
Craig Engels – NIKE / Nike Oregon Project (interview on Summer of Miles podcast)
Joe Stilin – Reebok / ZAP Fitness
Andrew Colley – Reebok / ZAP Fitness (interview on Summer of Miles podcast)
Graham Crawford – HOKA NJNYTC
Drew Hunter – adidas
Izaic Yorks – Brooks Beasts TC
Donnie Cowart – Saucony
Avery Martin – Pop Up Miles Champ
Luis Vargas – Unattached
Tripp Hurt – Team Run Eugene
Cory Leslie – NIKE (Rabbit)

9:30pm – Awards Ceremony at Meredith College Track

9:45pm – Post-party starts at Raleigh Brewing Company

Sponsors of the 2017 Sir Walter Miler are Great Outdoor Provision Co., Waverly Hematology OncologyTrophy Brewing Co.Stiner MassageUSATF North CarolinaElliptiGOArrow HaircutsShop Local Raleigh, Gregory Poole, and the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance.

The Sir Walter Miler is directed and promoted by Sir Walter Running, a Raleigh-based USATF club. Sir Walter Running also produces the Pop Up Miles series every June, the Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile, the upcoming Pop Up Cross Country series this October, and a series of Strava Challenges.

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