Inaugural ‘Bring Back the Mile’ tour announced

Santa Barbara’s Ryan Lamppa has always thought that the mile distance deserves more credit. Once a showcase in American sports, the mile has gradually slipped from prominence in running competitions throughout the country.

It’s that belief that led to Lamppa hatching a nationwide race circuit called “Bring Back the Mile” in 2013.

Santa Barbara’s annual State Street Mile will be one of thirteen events. Other events include the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston, MA, the Grandma’s Minnesota Mile in Duluth, and the Footloose Freedom Mile in Mammoth Lakes.

The team behind ‘Bring Back the Mile’ just recently announced its inaugural 2013 events, which started February 2nd in Massachusetts and North Carolina. The next event is February 16th in New York.

The State Street Mile in Santa Barbara is scheduled for June 2nd.

The tour will conclude in Santa Barbara with the Evening with a Miler Gala. The event will showcase the iconic distance and introduce the first Mile Legend honoree.

More information about the Mile Tour and individual events can be found HERE


New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, Boston, MA February 2
Camel City Indoor Mile, Winston-Salem, NC, February 2
106th Millrose Games: NYRR Wanamaker Mile, NY, February 16
Tri-Cities Track Classic: Ray Flynn Mile, Johnson City, TN, April 20
Medtronic TC 1 Mile, Minneapolis, MN, May 9
Big River Festival of Miles, St. Louis, MO, May 30
Platinum Performance State Street Mile, Santa Barbara, CA, June 2
Footloose Freedom Mile, Mammoth Lakes, CA, July 4
DC Road Runners 1 Mile Track Championships, Arlington, VA, July 24
Ryan Shay Mile, Charlevoix, MI, July 27
GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, Pittsburgh, PA, August 9
Falmouth Mile, Falmouth, MA, August 10
Grandma’s Minnesota Mile, Duluth, MN, September 8
Evening with a Miler Gala, Santa Barbara, CA, Fall 2013