Magnificent Mile races to be held in downtown Raleigh

Posted September 13, 2009 7:03 a.m. EDT

— The fourth annual Magnificent Mile races will be held Sunday afternoon around the state Capitol.

The races were inspired by Sarah Roberts-Witt, who suffers from motor neuron diseases (MNDs). She was an avid marathoner before the illness began in 2004.

The Magnificent Mile races have raised more than $100,000 to fund research grants awarded by the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation to help find a cure for motor neuron diseases.

The Magnificent Mile start/finish area will be located near the 300 block of Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh at the intersection with Harrington Street.

For more information on the races, visit the Magnificent Mile Web site.