picture of Big River Festival of Miles

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.