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Magic Mile

September 05, 2012 · 6:30PM
Chase Palm Park, 323 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, USA

The locally based Bring Back the Mile campaign has accepted the Magic Mile Global Team Challenge announced by MarathonTALK, a British media outlet and events group. The main objectives of the Magic Mile competition, to be held September 3-16, are to see how fast you can run a Mile and to promote fun and fitness via the most iconic distance in sport. The team challenge also has a competitive side to it as the U.S. battles it out with the UK and team “Rest of the World” represented by The Naked Runners in Australia to see which group can log in the most Mile times.

“The Mile gauntlet has been thrown down by our friends at MarathonTALK, and we hope to show the world that the Mile is America’s distance,” said Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile Founder. “With our beautiful waterfront setting here in Santa Barbara, we hope many locals join us for a Mile run. Time is secondary, fun is primary.”

In partnership with Santa Barbara Running, BBTM is inviting community members of all ages and ability to join them in a fun Mile run on Wednesday, September 5 and Wednesday, September 12. The run will begin at 6:30pm on the ocean side of Chase Palm Park near the intersection of Cabrillo Boulevard and Calle Puerto Vallarta. Post-Mile, runners can meet up at Union Ale, which will hold Mile-centric specials until 8:00pm.