2018 Sir Walter Miler Event and Race Day Information

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The 2018 Sir Walter Miler will once again take place at the Meredith College track, with the Pre and Post race party happening at Raleigh Brewing Company, starting at 6pm. Wicked Weed (Run for El Dorado Pale Ale) and Raleigh Brewing (Sir Sandman Kolsch) will have exclusive runner-friendly beers on tap to raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, and Bo’s Kitchen, Arepa Culture, and Webby’s Shaved Ice food trucks will be in the Raleigh Brewing parking lot!

Friday, August 3rd is race day! We hope you can make it out for the 5th Annual Sir Walter Miler. If you plan on coming, please RSVP on Facebook. Want to attend the “Dinner with the Pros” or watch the race as a “Very Important Spectator,” check out the Merch page for details. While you’re at it, follow us on TwitterInstagram, and like the event on Facebook. The official hashtag is #sirwaltermiler

For those of you coming, below are some Race Day tips. If you have a specific question, email us at SirWalterRunning@gmail.com

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We have our best field yet in 2018! Get to know the athletes! If you aren’t going to be in Raleigh, please check it out the event live on FloTrack Pro.

Live Results are here

Race Day Schedule and fields

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

8:00pm – Racing starts at Meredith

8:10pm – Summer of Miles podcast presents the Run Club Miler

Run Club Runner #1 Runner #2
Bond Brothers Run Club Christian Daniels Sarah Rapp
Trophy Run Club Omer Abdulrahman Kate Mueller
#ponyrun Spencer Husen Cheryl Moy
#mondaycrew Zoe Wade John Hiller
White Street Running Club Emmett Santillo Casey Turro
Carolina Godiva TC Leif Rasmussen Roxanne Springer
Bull City Track Club Evan Gates Hana Baskin
Runologie Alan Freeman Kristin Andrews
Raleigh Distance Project Andie Cozzarelli Rita Beard
F3/FiA Raleigh Adam Pope Marion Price
Life Time Run Cary Kellyn Cassell Eleni Rundle
Life Time Run Raleigh Doug Rumford Ashley Griffith
Beer Run at Oak City Brewing Tom Clancy Shannon Hurd
Citius Mag TC Chris Chavez Sarah Duffy
Holly Springs Run Club Joe Barrett Renee Potts
B3TC Hannag Stallkamp Mark Manz
Rocky Mount Mills Run Club Henry Forrester Kayla Scherf
NC State Club Matthew Staehle Sara Bigelow
House of Hops Run Club Wes Mickler Brianne Boldrin
Raleigh Brewing (RBC) Run Club Matt Mansell Rebecca Hughes
North Carolina Roadrunners Club Omar Wiggan Molly Lohry
Run Raleigh PT Rodney Bizzell Michelle Clark
nOg Run Club Cole Kraft Winnie Aber

Connor “Merk” Mercurio (GO4IT Film)

8:20pm – Sir Walter Running presents the Run Club 4x400m Relay (Heat 1)

Citius Mag TC
Holly Springs Run Club
Rocky Mount Mills Run Club
NC State Club
House of Hops Run Club
Life Time Run Raleigh
Raleigh Brewing (RBC) Run Club
North Carolina Roadrunners Club
Run Raleigh PT
nOg Run Club

8:30pm – Sir Walter Running presents the Run Club 4x400m Relay (Heat 2)

Bond Brothers Run Club
Trophy Run Club
Carolina Godiva TC
Raleigh Distance Project
Bull City Track Club
White Street Running Club
F3/FiA Raleigh
Oak City Recovery Run Club
Life Time Run Cary
Beer Run at Oak City Brewing

8:45pm – Fans can enter the track area

9:00pm – National Anthem

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

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

9:30pm – Awards Ceremony on the Meredith College Track

9:45pm – Postrun party starts at Raleigh Brewing Company

Race Day Information

1. Parking

  • Don’t drive, take Lyft, Uber, Cab, get a friend to drop you off, bike it, ElliptiGO it, or walk!
  • Raleigh Brewing Company – parking will be limited here, so if you want a spot, come around 6pm (or earlier)
  • Meredith College – If you park here, enter through the Faircloth Street lot. You can park anywhere on campus, but not on the grass (Campus Map).

2. Weather

  • The event is rain or shine. As long as there is no lightning, we will run!
  • You can watch the weather here.
  • Some light rain may postpone a “ball” game, but this can be beneficial to runners.

3. Track Etiquette

  • NO ALCOHOL is allowed at Meredith Track (that’s for the pre/post party, if you’re 21)
  • No spectators will be allowed on the track UNTIL AFTER the Run Club 4×400 Relay
  • We WILL ALLOW people on to the track for the Women’s and the Men’s Elite Races
  • If you are on the track, PLEASE STAND OUTSIDE OF LANE 5
  • No pets, strollers, or unattended children will be allowed on the track/infield
  • If you are on the infield, please stay 3 feet from the inside of the track. Do not encroach the runners. DO NOT TAKE A “race selfie”
  • Be cautious of the FINISH LINE. You WILL NOT be able to stand near due to timing issues.
  • We will have 6 porta potties (2 more than last year) behind the field house on the hill. Please refrain from using the field house bathrooms, as they are for the elite athletes.
  • Have fun! Take pictures and videos! Hashtag #sirwaltermiler

4. Sir Walter Swag!

  • We’ll have Commemorative Shirts, Tank Tops, postrun Polos, Pint Glasses, and more for sale (plus free stickers) by the field house (we will accept cash, credit cards, and Venmo)
  • We accept donations too, as we have gone over budget to bring you this event!

5. Get Hype!

6. Saturday – Run with the Pros at Umstead & Sir Walter “Extra” Miler!

  • Come “Run with the Pros” you saw racing Friday night!
  • Harrison Ave entrance – exit 287 off of I-40 – 2100 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513
  • Run starts at 9:00am, and will go down Loblolly from 4 miles to longer (RSVP here)
  • Rise – Cameron Village has donated biscuits, donuts, and coffee!
  • ElliptiGO will be on hand for demos as well!
  • If you’re still going Saturday afternoon, head over to Tasty Beverage Company at 4pm for the Sir Walter “Extra” Miler. Tasty is located at 327 W Davie St #106, Raleigh, NC 27601. (RSVP here)
RSVP on Facebook here!

Past Press Releases

Social Media: #SirWalterMiler | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Podcast: Summer of Miles on Apple Podcasts | SoundCloud | TuneIn | Stitcher | Player FM
Video: Sir Walter Running YouTube Channel | 2017 Promo Video

For more information, sponsorship information, or interview requests, contact Pat Price via Singlet Public Relations at sirwalterrunning@gmail.com and 919.260.8013