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    What a Race. . .

    Thank you very much for your support of The Eighth Annual Magnificent Mile Race. Gorgeous weather and a festive atmosphere led to an exhilarating day of racing and celebrating. Nearly 1100 individuals participated and more than $46,000 was raised for motor neuron disease, with donations continuing to pour in. This year’s Men’s Competitive Mile was […]

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    Women Rule!

    As for the women’s race, there was speed, speed, and more speed across all age groups. Caitlin Chrisman Bullock of Charlotte [right] was blazing fast on Sunday. She took first place overall with a time of 4:53.79. Second and third place went to Wolfpack alums Christina Vegh [left], who ran an impressive 4:59.51, and Andie […]

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Superb Sponsors, We Thank You

The Magnificent Mile Race wouldn’t be possible without all of our wonderful sponsors, many of whom bring our street fair to life. A special thanks to our presenting sponsors — Quintiles and Lenovo.  We would also like to thank Capital RunWalk, Umstead Park UCC, the Capital Area Soccer League, Falls Village Veterinary, Tablet 2PC, Off […]

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The Kids Were Cookin’

In addition to all the talented adults who raced The Magnificent Mile, loads of outstanding young runners came out and competed equally hard. Representatives from numerous USATF youth clubs, including Durham Striders Track Club, Triangle Champions Track Club, Junior Striders XC, and Carolina Elite Track & Field Club, were on hand. Several schools in the […]

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Simply Masterful

We had an extremely talented field of Masters Runners at this year’s event. To earn that special designation, you must be at least 40 years old but that definitely doesn’t mean you’ve slowed down. Particularly impressive were Allie Bigelow of Durham, Deb Ryan of Southern Pines, and Carl Cook of Greensboro, pictured below from left […]

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Elites Lead the Pack

As the NC-USATF State Championship, The Magnificent Mile Race draws some incredible runners. State records for both men and women have been set on our course, as well as multiple age-group records. Bobby Mack set and still holds the men’s record, which he set in 2009 with a time of 4:10.  On the women’s side, Brittany […]

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More Than A Race

As exciting as the race component is, The Magnificent Mile is much more than that. At its core is a deep determination to unlock the mysteries of motor neuron disease.