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    Get Ready for Mag Mile 2014!

    Ok, people, The Magnificent Mile Race 2014 is on its way! Mark your calendars for September 14, 2014. Once again, we’ll be holding the race on the beautiful stretch of Hillsborough Street near the Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern. We are in the process of updating our web site and our online registration. Please bear […]

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    Registration Is Open

    Online registration is now up and running! Click here to get started.  There are a few changes to take note of for 2014. This year, all participants will receive a BaySix tech running shirt, including the children in the Kids’ Dashes. BaySix is a Raleigh-based company and we’re proud that they’re again part of our […]

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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.