Sunday May 20th, 2012
Santa Rosa Junior College, home of the Bear Cubs!
The first annual Heart and Sole Festival of Miles, presented by Blood Centers of the Pacific, is a community event to celebrate physical fitness as well as the sport of competitive running. In addition to our open section of by-age races, the Festival will end with a series of invitational races, culminating with our Heart and Sole Elite Miles. See below for information on the various races, and click the following for information on the 2010 and 2011 Elite Miles.
And in keeping with our "Festival" name, we'll have vendor booths and activities - led by the University of Sports - on the infield of the track, to really raise the energy of the event!
Schedule and Results
Below you'll find the schedule for the Inaugural Heart & Sole Festival of Miles, as well as results for each race. To see the results, click on the time for the race of interest.
Pure Masters (40+) Mile Brooks Sports is all about Running Happy, whatever the age. As such, they are proud to sponsor the Pure Masters Mile. In this race, the top seeded 40-and-older runners will race with the fan-fare of the pro's, with the winner earning a sweet new pair of Brooks PureProject shoes from Heart & Sole. For the women's open seeded race, the top Master will also win a pair of Brooks PureProject shoes.
Seeded Girls/Boys (18-and-under:) The top seeded times from the 18-and-younger runners will be placed in this special night section, racing directly before the professional runners!
Heart and Sole Elite Mile:
The final event of the Festival will be the Third Annual Heart and Sole Elite Mile, originally run directly after the Santa Rosa All City Meet. These Elite Miles will showcase some top milers in the United States, as well as likely some international runners. Information for our Elite Milers can be found here, as will the bios on our 2012 Elite Milers. Results and videos from previous years can be found here (2010) and here (2011).
Entry: To register, simply stop by Heart and Sole to fill out a short entry form. On this form you'll have to write your current mile time, as this will help seed you into your proper race. Alternately, download and fill out the form, then mail it, with a check made out to "Heart & Sole," to:
Heart & Sole Festival of Miles
65 Brookwood Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Entries must be received by close (6pm) on May 12th. Heat sheets will be drawn up and posted by the end of May 12th.
Price: Entry fees will go towards the pot to bring professional athletes to Santa Rosa, as well as to give back to the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cub Track and Field team. Plus, $1 from each entry will go straight to Schools Plus!
Youth 18-and-under: $10 through 4/25, $15 4/26-5/12
Adults 19-and-older: $15 through 4/25, $20 4-26-5/12
Extras: All race participants will get an event shirt with our awesome logo, as well as a goodie-bag with info and specials from our sponsors.
There will be a $5 door fee to spectate, so you may as well run!
Quotes from the 2010 and 2011 Heart and Sole Elite Miles:
"It was a great experience to house an athlete (2010 2nd placer Mike Hendry) of that ability. ... It's not everyday you meet a pro athlete on the verge of breaking 4 minutes in the mile... that's quite a feat. It's pretty much the barrier to break as far as running goes. When you think about it, it's a very select group of people." -Daniel Hauptman, Maria Carrillo High School
"I had a blast running in Santa Rosa again. The atmosphere at meet was awesome. I loved the the tunnel we ran through at the start and how all the kids lined the track during the race. I was very impressed by the turn out." - Kim Conley, Montgomery HS '04, 2010 Women's Champion
"Brilliant!" - Tim Bayley, Great Britian, 2010 and 2011 Men's Champion
I certainly had a great time. Although I was a bit disappointed in my specific race, I was quickly remind who the event was really for when a small group of kids came up to me, after the mile, and challenged me to a race. I did not PR or even come close, but yet it did not seem to matter. (2011)
- Francis Gadayan, Bay Area Track Club, 2010 third-placer/2011 fourth-placer
"It was one of the most amazing races I have ever seen in my life and being able to meet the runners was sooo inspiring... The whole crowd was in the track cheering and screaming for these runners to reach their goals. It was an incredible experience just to watch! I'm definately looking forward to it again this year." -Margie Maria, Santa Rosa Junior College
Interested in being a sponsor? Email Alex Wolf-Root to see how you can get your name out there while helping to create an exciting new event for Sonoma county!