Cam Run, Magnum Mile Spotlight Day Full Of Events In 'Nooga

Registration: Magnum Mile | Cam Run

CHATTANOOGA, TENN.-The Magnum Mile, dubbed "Chattanooga's fastest track event," is making its return to the track at Girls Preparatory School (GPS) on August 26, 2023, as part of the annual Cam Run event. Race organizers Fast Break Athletics and the Chattanooga Track Club have introduced a new race, the Magnum Mile Elite, featuring competitive athletes from across the country competing in a one-mile race to conclude the day of events.

The promise of the Magnum Mile Elite, "the fastest mile ever run on Chattanooga soil," has attracted competitive athletes from coast to coast. Cash and special prizes will be awarded to the winners from the event's main sponsor, On Running. Some of the confirmed runners for the inaugural event include:

  • Waleed Suliman (Seattle, Wash.); professional athlete at Brooks Running; alumni of Ole Miss

  • Craig Engels (San Luis Obispo, Calif.); finished 4th in the 1,500-meter at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials; alumni of Ole Miss

  • Evert Silva (Fresno, Calif.); alumni of University of Portland

"In Chattanooga, we've never seen a 4-minute mile broken for men or a 4:35 mile for women," said Alan Outlaw, race director of the Cam Run and Magnum Mile. "With the level of talent coming to Chattanooga to compete at this event, we just might see history be made."

The Magnum Mile Elite is the concluding moment of a day-long community running event known as the Cam Run and Magnum Mile, which is all open to the public.

The events of the Cam Run start at 7:30 a.m. on August 26th with the Cam Run 5K, an out-and-back 3.1-mile race that starts on Hamm Road and goes South on Moccasin Bend Road. The Cam Kidz Run, a one-mile steeplechase run open to children of all ages, starts at 8:45 a.m.

The Magnum Mile, the second part of the day's events and sponsored by On Running, starts at 7:30 p.m. at the GPS track. Kicking off the evening is a one-mile, official track meet hosted by GPS-the Magnum Mile Invitational-for area high school and middle school athletes.

Following the Magnum Mile Invitational, the top 25 men and women finishers from the morning's Cam Run 5K will participate in a one-mile race, dubbed by organizers as the "Magnum Mile O.G. race." Concluding the night will be the Magnum Mile Elite, followed by awards and prizes given for all races.