New York - Veteran New York Times’ sportswriter Bill Miller best hold on to his hat this February as the NYRR Millrose Games approaches.
Having covered the Millrose Games since the 1930s, Miller called the 2013 edition “one of the best ever.” But now – with a new and even faster Mondo surface on The Armory’s famed oval – the 107th running might well become just “the best ever.”
And if you want to be there for the excitement of this NYRR Millrose Games on Sat., Feb. 15, you are encouraged to act quickly. Tickets go on sale today (Mon., Dec. 2) at noon.
Fans are urged to visit http://www.NYRRMillroseGames.org to purchase tickets. Further questions can answered by calling The Armory at (212) 923-1803 ext. 7200.
The Games have attracted the top professional, college and high school track & field athletes for more than 100 years, but the intimacy of The Armory has heightened the experience for fans and athletes since the event moved Uptown in 2012. The 2014 NYRR Millrose Games will begin at noon and conclude at 6:30 pm, featuring the prime time window from 3 pm to 5 pm.
Last year’s Games saw more than 65 records broken, including nine national records from five countries and four national high school records (two each from new professional Mary Cain and NCAA cross country champ Edward Cheserek). American records were established by Bernard Lagat, Alysia Montano and Erik Sowinski while teen superstarAjee Wilson broke her own World Junior record in the 600-meter run.
The Armory and New York Road Runners will be making a series of announcements in regards to participants and other important events related to the NYRR Millrose Games in the near future.
About the NYRR Millrose Games
Since its inception in 1908 at a local armory, the NYRR Millrose Games is one of track and field’s most prestigious annual events. A New York City sports staple, the meet moved to New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in Washington Heights in 2012 after having called the Madison Square Garden home from 1914 to 2011. The Games – established by employees of Wanamaker’s Department Store – annually feature track & field’s most prolific male and female stars as well as collegiate and high school competitors. More than 200 athletes share the distinction of being both Millrose and Olympic Champions. For more: Please visit www.NYRRMillroseGames.com.
Founded in 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, community events, youth initiatives, school programs, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to run for life. NYRR’s premier event, the TCS New York City Marathon, features 50,000 participants, from the world’s elite athletes to a wide range of recreational and charity runners, and is part of the World Marathon Majors, an alliance of the world’s six biggest marathons that determines each year’s top male and top female marathoner. For more: Please visit www.nyrr.org.
About The Armory Foundation
The Armory is a New York City non-profit institution, with the mission of “Keeping Kids on Track.” Each season the Armory – the proud home of the NYRR Millrose Games - hosts more than 100 track & field meets and welcomes more than 125,000 individual athletes. Besides its many youth sports and educational programs, the Armory runs the Hispanic Games, the New Balance Games, New Balance Nationals Indoors and the Armory Collegiate Invitational, the largest indoor college meet. The Armory is also the home to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame. For more: Please visit www.ArmoryTrack.com.