This years Ryan Shay mile, in Charlevoix, Michigan will be held on Saturday, July 23rd. Elite male/female fields of 10-15 will be chosen to compete. Send verifiable 800, 1500, Mile, 3 K or other relevant time to [email protected]. Fields will be finalized by late June-Early July.
Serious question: have you considered giving prize money to the top-5 or top-10? My follow up is what is the net gain a race takes home on something like this? Is it right to think that race directors could go a lot deeper with prize money or, when factoring the many expenses that go into putting on a race (as well as time) does it come out as a wash with the current prize structure?