The Festival of Miles is a benefit meet for Brigette Schutzman, a distance runner for Saint Louis University and Mike Rathmann, a high jumper at Saint Louis U. High. Brigette spent six weeks in a coma after a car accident and though doctors thought she may never recover Brigette is now walking and dreams of someday running again. Mike was paralyzed last summer only weeks after finishing sixth in the State High Jump. His rehab has been extensive and he has had a lot of ups and downs. All proceeds go to their families.
The night will feature nine total races including two very unique events. One is the Fox Architects Celebrity 100 meter dash where local celebs will battle it out for the unofficial title of Saint Louis' fastest celebrity. The other is the Saint Louis Track Club Men's Elite Mile where athletes from all over the country including 2008 Olympian Leo Manzano will try to break the magical four minute barrier for the first time in Saint Louis since 1963!