Over 500 runners, walkers, and spectators are expected to hit the streets of Lakeview on Saturday, July 29 for the Third Annual Power Mile Road Race. The Power Mile will take place in front of Edward Hynes Charter School at 990 Harrison Avenue.
The evening kicks off with the first-ever Celebrity Power Half Mile featuring several notable New Orleanians at 6:05 pm. The Half Mile Youth Run takes place at 6:15, followed by the Open Mile at 6:30 and the Elite Mile at 7:00. Immediately following the last race will be a family-friendly party featuring live music, food from Central City BBQ, Reginelli's, and Elmer's Chee Wees, and beer from Urban South Brewery.
In the elite race, both of last year's champions will return to defend their titles. Under Armour pro runner Frezer Legesse and local elite Malia Cali of the Louisiana Distance Project set the men's and women's course records at last year's race. Challenging Legesse will be last year's runner-up, RADrabbitPRO elite Brock Moreaux, as well as Lafayette's Kevin Castille, who last month set the world record in the men's 45-49 5,000 meters. In his first appearance at the Power Mile, former LSU track standout Blair Henderson is another contender to watch in the men's race.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Teaching Responsible Earth Education (T.R.E.E.). The Power Mile is organized by the Power Miler Track Club, a 501c3 nonprofit organization and a member club of USA Track & Field and the Road Runners Club of America.
For more information, please visit powermilers.org/race.
Social Media: #ThePowerMile | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Eventbrite
Are you a rising senior in marketing or communications who is passionate about running?
The Power Mile Track Club is seeking to hire a sports marketing intern for Summer 2017 to provide broad support to membership, club development, and community outreach via our annual event, the Power Mile Road Race. Opportunities are available to gain direct experience in a variety of areas, including photography, sports writing, social media marketing, event organization and promotion, and donor relations.
Come hone your skills with some of the fastest runners in New Orleans!
-Must be at least 21 years of age.
-Marketing, communications, journalism, or related major.
-Strong written and verbal communication skills.
-HTML/CSS skills and/or familiarity with web content management systems.
-Passion for competitive distance running preferred.
-Availability to work evenings and weekends on a regular basis.
-Flexible start date; end date August 4, 2017.
-Minimum 10 hours/week commitment.
To apply, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a brief introductory email that describes your interest in the internship.
The Power Miler Track Club was established in 2006 to support the development of member athletes through training and racing in individual and team distance running competitions at the local, regional, and national levels.
The club seeks to promote a healthy lifestyle, to support the New Orleans area running community, and to contribute to charitable organizations in our area.
The Power Miler Track Club is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and a member club of USA Track & Field and the Road Runners Club of America.
After months of training, several members of the Power Miler Track Club will be competing in goal half marathons this weekend. Casey Keiser, Wayne Pertuit, and Jeff Gennusa are headed to Baton Rouge for the Louisiana Half Marathon. Keiser is returning to the race where he finished runner-up in 1:13:50 last year.
PMTC is also returning to Houston, where the club won the 2016 Team Challenge for the Overall, Marathon, and Running Club Categories. Rich Bouckaert, Drew Haro, Patrick Aucoin, and Jimi Smith are competing in the half marathon, while Zach Cater-Cyker will take on the full marathon distance.
In Florida, Mark Kirkikis will aim for a high finish at the Key West Half Marathon. Good luck to all those competing this weekend!
Track the Power Milers here:
Lousiana Half Marathon
Mobile app: http://www.thelouisianamarathon.com/mobile-app/
Casey Keiser: Bib 3039
Wayne Pertuit: Bib 4700
Houston Marathon & Half Marathon
Live broadcast: ESPN3 (http://www.espn.com/watchespn/index); ABC-13 (http://abc13.com/)
Mobile app: http://www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com/race-weekend/runner-tracking-mobile-app/
Zach Cater-Cyker: Bib 206
Patrick Aucoin: Bib 20446
Rich Bouckaert: Bib 20437
Drew Haro: Bib 21010
Jimi Smith: Bib 21041
The Power Milers headed to Tallahassee this weekend to compete against some of the best runners in the country at the USATF Club Cross Country National Championships. The meet was held Saturday on a challenging course at Apalachee Regional Park. PMTC fielded one team for the Men's Masters 10K race and two squads for the Men's Open 10K.
Brandon Wingate led the master's team to a 13th place finish out of 16 teams. Wingate fought injury to finish 71st overall in a time of 36:27.
Leading the charge for PMTC's "A" team in the open 10K race were Patrick Aucoin (167th, 33:05) and Richard Bouckaert (177th, 33:21). The "A" team finished 27th out of 36 complete teams.
Will Kirkikis lead the Power Miler "B" team to a 33rd place finish with a 34:06 performance.
This is the third consecutive year the Power Milers have fielded a team for the race, and 27th overall is the highest ever finish for the club. The team will look to improve on their showing at next year's race to be held in Lexington, KY.
Full results from USATF
Race coverage from the Tallahassee Democrat
Professional runners to contest the 2016 RRCA Southern Region Mile Championship
on July 30
New Orleans, LA
The 2nd Annual Power Mile Road Race returns to Lakeview's Harrison Avenue on Saturday, July 30. This year's race will feature several elite runners and will serve as the RRCA Southern Region One Mile Championship.
Headlining the men's field will be Under Armour professional miler Frezer Legesse, along with Louisiana native and RADrabbitPRO elite Brock Moreaux. Hailing from Oklahoma City, Legesse recently competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials and holds a personal best of 3:57 for the mile. Moreaux, a former runner for McNeese State, ran his best mile in 4:05 at the State Street Mile on June 5.
On the women's side, several members of local team Louisiana Distance Project are favored to compete for top honors. Among the favorites will be local standout Malia Cali. Malia has a 4:56 personal best, which she set in high school while attending St. Thomas Aquinas in Hammond, LA. She is currently in her 3rd year of medical school at Louisiana State University.
The Power Mile will take place in front of Edward Hynes Charter School at 990 Harrison Avenue. The night begins with a 1/2 mile youth run at 6:15 pm and an open mile at 6:30. The elite runners will compete in the championship race at 7:00 p.m., followed by a family-friendly party featuring live music from LC Smoove, food and beverages, and the presentation of awards. The post-race party is free for race participants and $10 for spectators.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Edward Hynes Charter School Athletics, Teaching Responsible Earth Education (T.R.E.E.), and Power Miler Track Club.
For more information, please visit powermilers.org/race.
Social Media: #ThePowerMile | Facebook | Twitter | Eventbrite
2016 Houston Marathon
Drew Haro 2:30:26
Brandon Wingate 2:31:00
Rich Bouckaert 2:33:01
Michael Iverson 2:43:03
For the second consecutive year, Rich Bouckaert won the Crescent City Fall Classic on an unusually humid morning in City Park. Bouckaert finished the 5 km race in 15:39, followed by fellow Power Miler Brandon Wingate in 15:47. On the women's side, Kat Telfeyan finished first in 18:25 ahead of Laura Aleman's 18:53. Telfeyan has quickly established herself as the top local after a string of recent victories.
The race also witnessed the debut of the new PMTC club uniforms, which were designed and supplied by our friends at Varsity Sports. The new threads undoubtedly inspired the Power Milers to place seven runners in the top ten. Keep an eye out for the black and white kits as the Power Milers travel to San Francisco next month to compete in the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships.
In the words of John Landy, "There is no gray - just black and white..."
To celebrate the fifth year of Gleason Gras, organizers added the inaugural Gleason Classic road race to open the festival. Rich Bouckaert and Brandon Wingate rose to the challenge, finishing 1-2 over the 3.7 mile course along Bayou St. John. Aided by cooler temperatures, the duo ran side by side for most of the race until Bouckaert pulled away in the last half mile for a time of 18:51 (5:06/mile avg.) to Wingate's 18:59 (5:08/mile avg.).
Power Milers in the news, race reports, photos, and more from PMTC headquarters.