Miles 4 Manufacturing (M4M) began in Cincinnati, Ohio when GIE Media’s Manufacturing Group Publisher Mike DiFranco and others attending the AMT Global Forecast Meeting in 2013 decided to go for a run. The run turned into a race to the finish, and then a few post-run refreshments. The idea quickly evolved to make the run bigger and better, and M4M was born! Since the inaugural run in Chicago at IMTS 2014, M4M has continued to grow and move throughout the country. 100% of the proceeds from each M4M 5k goes toward equipment needed to further manufacturing education.
The latest M4M 5k was held during the MFG2021 + MTForecast event in Denver Colorado. With another great turnout the runners hit the pavement at 6:45am and Rachel Wallis, regional sales representative for GIE Media’s Manufacturing Group took 1st place for women and 3rd overall.
M4M 5k events are brought to you by Aerospace Manufacturing and Design, Today’s Medical Developments, and Today’s Motor Vehicles magazines. This events Diamond Sponsor was Enmark, with Royal Products, BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, and Festo as race sponsors.
Congratulations to Rachel and all the other M4M 5k participants that continue to support manufacturing education. Including this run, M4M has raised more than $125,000 with 100% of the funds going directly to benefit students.