Friday, April 26, 2013

National Cherry Festival 5/3 Bank Golden Mile 7/4/13

It's official the 2013 National Cherry Festival Fifth Third Bank Golden Mile will be held on THURSDAY EVENING July 4th in downtown Traverse City, Michigan!

National Cherry Festival Director Trevor Tkach approved the event yesterday and we are coordinating with the Festival of Races Director Lisa Taylor to insure another successful event. This year we excited about the opportunity to move the event to Thursday evening to coordinate with the Carter's Kids Mile. Plus in 2013, we are proud to re-introduce the High School Elite Mile.

Thursday Evening July 4th
Expected Time Frame

5:00pm High School Elite Girls' Mile
5:15pm High School Elite Boys' Mile
5:30pm Women's Elite Golden Mile
5:45pm Men's Elite Golden Mile
6:00pm Carter's Kids Mile

Slightly updated course map will be available soon.

Elite 5/3 Bank Golden Mile Prize Money
1st Place $1,000
2nd Place $500
3rd Place $250
Clear leader at the halfway point $100 bonus

We will limit the field to no more than 12 athletes in each race.

Limited travel money are free lodging opportunities are available.

Elite Men = 4:08 or equivalent
Elite Women = 4:50 or equivalent
High School Boys = 4:26 or better
High School Girls = 5:10 or better

Special thanks to 5/3 Bank and the Traverse City Track Club for their generous support of this event.

If you are interested in being a sponsor for this event, please contact us!


Bryan Burns and Eric Houghton
Race Coordinators

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