The Medtronic TC 1 Mile is the second largest road Mile in the country! Join thousands of runners and race down Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, and then stay to cheer on professional runners battle it out for Mile glory and a $25,000 prize purse. From 2009-12, the event hosted the USA 1 Mile Road Championships.
3:56.2 Nick Willis (NZL), 2013
4:30.8 Sara Hall (USA / AZ), 2011
Highlights of national promotional tour of iconic distance include thrilling races and numerous meet, U.S. Junior, NCAA, course and State records; $120,000 awarded to top Milers
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (September 12, 2013) – The inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013, showcasing 14 events nationwide, produced exciting Mile racing throughout the year including the Tour finale at the Minnesota Mile on Sunday, September 8 where Americans Ben Blankenship and Gabriele Anderson shattered course records, clocking 3 minutes, 52.7 seconds and 4:21.3, respectively, and running the fastest Miles ever in Minnesota. Bring Back the Mile (BBTM), launched in January 2012, is a national campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance.
“The first Bring Back the Mile Tour exceeded our expectations, with numerous thrilling Tour event finishes and record or near record number of participants for virtually every Tour event as well as many national, NCAA, state and event records were set,” BBTM Founder Ryan Lamppa said. “The Tour events, which awarded $120,000 in prize money, and the top Milers inspired, engaged and entertained runners of all ages and abilities, the media, fans and the general public, and we look forward to bringing back the Tour in 2014 to create more Mile magic.”
Sarah Brown nips Olympian Nicole Sifuentes for women’s crown; six men clock sub-4 minute Miles in Minnesota
By Charlie Mahler, Twin Cities In Motion
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – (May 9, 2013) – Olympic silver medalist Nick Willis extended his season winning streak to eight races with a record-breaking victory at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile on Thursday evening in Minneapolis. The New Zealand native clocked 3 minutes, 56.2 seconds to break three-time Medtronic TC 1 Mile champion David Torrence’s 2011 record of 3:58.4.
In the women’s professional race, Sarah Brown of Knoxville, TN, the 2010 race runner-up, edged Canadian Olympian Nicole Sifuentes at the tape in 4:33.3, with Sifuentes stopped at 4:33.4. Defending champion Heather Kampf of Minneapolis was third (4:34.1).
Twin Cities In Motion leverages TC 1 Mile to educate and introduce runners to their year-round calendar of events
MINNEAPOLIS – (May 8, 2013) – Twin Cities In Motion, the organization behind a successful series of races in Minnesota, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, enters its ninth year of welcoming runners of all abilities as well as an incredible professional field to participate in the Medtronic TC 1 Mile on Thursday evening, May 9. We spoke to Virginia Brophy Achman, who has been at the helm of the organization since 2003, to discuss the Mile, engaging athletes and fans alike, and why she chooses garlic bread over Scandinavian favorites, lesfe or lutefisk.
His 2013 approach mimics his 2008 Olympic silver-medal year.
By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World
Nick Willis, New Zealand’s 2008 Olympic 1500-meter silver medalist, will run the Medtronic TC 1 Mile on the roads in Minneapolis on May 9 and a 1500-meter race at the Diamond League meet in Shanghai, China on May 18.
Previously announced Minnesotans include defending champion, Heather Kampf, as well as 2013 USA 1 Mile road champion, Garrett Heath
ST. PAUL, Minn. – A strong contingent of professional runners with Minnesota ties has been added to the already potent field assembled for the Medtronic TC 1 Mile set for Thursday evening, May 9 in downtown Minneapolis.
Reigning USA Indoor mile and 3000-meter champion Will Leer, a Minnetonka native, and breakthrough steeplechaser Jamie Cheever, a Minneapolis native and University of Minnesota graduate who competes for Team USA Minnesota, will be part of the race that runs down Nicollet Mall.
Open champions could earn $15,000 with a victory and a course record; 3,000 to race down Nicollet Mall at 9th edition; inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013 event - 5th stop
ST. PAUL, Minn. – (April 25, 2013) – Four Olympians will add international spice and proven talent to the professional fields at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile to be held Thursday evening, May 9 in downtown Minneapolis.
Downtown evening event on Thursday, May 9 to raise awareness, funds for Boston tragedy
ST. PAUL, Minn. – (April 24, 2013) – Twin Cities In Motion, the organizer of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, is dedicating the upcoming Medtronic TC 1 Mile on Thursday evening May 9 to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Kampf, Miller to race for $25,000 purse plus $10,000 record bonuses
ST. PAUL, Minn. – (March 26, 2013) – Hometown star Heather Kampf and University of Wisconsin alumnus Craig Miller will return to downtown Minneapolis to defend their titles and race for a pair of $10,000 course record bonuses at the 2013 Medtronic TC 1 Mile on Thursday, May 9.
Medtronic TC 1 Mile hosts national championships; more than 2,500 participants at 8th edition under warm, windy conditions in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS – (May 17, 2012) – Minnesota native Heather Kampf and former University of Wisconsin star Craig Miller won USA 1 Mile road titles at the 8th Medtronic TC 1 Mile in Minneapolis on Thursday evening. The two Olympic hopefuls won their first career USA titles with the victories and pocketed $4000 each for their efforts.
Top U.S. Milers expected at Medtronic TC 1 Mile on Thursday, May 17
MINNEAPOLIS – (May 14, 2012) – Three Team USA Minnesota athletes – Heather Kampf,Meghan Peyton and Chris Rombough – will compete at the USA 1 Mile Road Championships on Thursday evening, May 17. The national championships are being hosted by the Medtronic TC 1 Mile to be held in downtown Minneapolis on Nicollet Mall.The TC 1 Mile, designated as the USA 1 Mile Road Championships for the last three years, features an evening of races for runners of all ages and abilities with the first race starting at 6:50pm. More than 3,000 runners are expected to participate in the eighth edition. The USA Championships will be held at 7:53pm for women and at 8:03pm for men.
USA Championship on Nicollet Mall culminates evening of road racing
ST. PAUL, Minn. – (May 10, 2012) – A talented blend of familiar faces and emerging stars will race down Nicollet Mall on Thursday, May 17th at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile which again plays host to the USA 1 Mile Road Championships. The Medtronic TC 1 Mile, organized by Twin Cities In Motion, features an evening of races for runners of all ages and abilities. Action kicks off at 6:50pm and culminates with the USA Championships races at 7:53pm (women) and 8:03pm (men). In all, more than 3,000 runners are expected to compete in this exciting 8th edition. The event has hosted the last three USA 1 Mile Road Championships.