Most Americans have a general idea of how far 1 mile is. Most running conversations involve running miles or a pace per mile. Yet very few good, competitive 1 mile races exist. After traveling across the US racing in competitive road miles, I decided to start a series of 1 mile races on local high school tracks. My goal is to create a competitive environment for the mile in the Phoenix Valley, and to eventually draw elite professional distance runners to the events. At the same time, if we can create a unique race environment where student athletes, college runners, everyday grinders, weekend warriors and local elites all compete together - everyone is elevated.
Ruben Rodriguez, Race Director