The Cam Run + Magnum Mile is Saturday, August 26th

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Tim Moore of Fast Break Athletics joined Gino D today on The Afternoon Show and told us all about the annual Cam Run + Magnum Mile. The Magnum Mile, dubbed as “Chattanooga’s fastest track event of the year“, has a new exciting addition this year called the Magnum Mile Elite. The Magnum Mile Elite brings competitive athletes from across the country to run what we anticipate as the fastest mile ever completed on Chattanooga soil. Listen to the interview check out the press release for reference.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN.—The Magnum Mile, dubbed “Chattanooga’s fastest track event,” is making its return to the track at Girls Preparatory School (GPS) on August 26, 2023, as part of the annual Cam Run event. Race organizers Fast Break Athletics and the Chattanooga Track Club have introduced a new race, the Magnum Mile Elite, featuring competitive athletes from across the country competing in a one-mile race to conclude the day of events.

The promise of the Magnum Mile Elite, “the fastest mile ever run on Chattanooga soil,” has attracted competitive athletes from coast to coast. Cash and special prizes will be awarded to the winners from the event’s main sponsor, On Running. Some of the confirmed runners for the inaugural event include:

  • Waleed Suliman (Seattle, Wash.); professional athlete at Brooks Running; alumni of Ole Miss

  • Craig Engels (San Luis Obispo, Calif.); finished 4th in the 1,500-meter at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials; alumni of Ole Miss

  • Evert Silva (Fresno, Calif.); alumni of University of Portland

In Chattanooga, we’ve never seen a 4-minute mile broken for men or a 4:35 mile for women,” said Alan Outlaw, race director of the Cam Run and Magnum Mile. “With the level of talent coming to Chattanooga to compete at this event, we just might see history be made.”

The Magnum Mile Elite is the concluding moment of a day-long community running event known as the Cam Run and Magnum Mile, which is all open to the public.

The events of the Cam Run start at 7:30 a.m. on August 26th with the Cam Run 5K, an out-and-back 3.1-mile race that starts on Hamm Road and goes South on Moccasin Bend Road. The Cam Kidz Run, a one-mile steeplechase run open to children of all ages, starts at 8:45 a.m.

The Magnum Mile, the second part of the day’s events and sponsored by On Running, starts at 7:30 p.m. at the GPS track. Kicking off the evening is a one-mile, official track meet hosted by GPS—the Magnum Mile Invitational—for area high school and middle school athletes.

Following the Magnum Mile Invitational, the top 25 men and women finishers from the morning’s Cam Run 5K will participate in a one-mile race, dubbed by organizers as the “Magnum Mile O.G. race.” Concluding the night will be the Magnum Mile Elite, followed by awards and prizes given for all races.

The Magnum Mile is OPEN and FREE to the public, with local food trucks and DJs planned for the event to provide entertainment for spectators. Anyone interested in participating in the Cam Run 5K or the Cam Kidz Run can sign up at

The Cam Run and Magnum Mile is an annual event that began in 2016 to pay tribute to local runner, Cameron Bean, who passed away in 2015. The Cam Run, organized by local running store Fast Break Athletics and the Bean family, was created as a special way to honor Cameron’s life and to continue his legacy.

Cameron had an infectiously kind and competitive spirit, and we’ve always wanted this race to embody those characteristics,” Outlaw said. “Everyone coming together for this day of running and community and bringing the best out of these athletes, this is exactly what Cameron would have wanted in Chattanooga.”

Learn more about the Cam Run and Magnum Mile at