Grand Prix Final Standings

Through 6 of 6 races


1) Riley Masters (WA), 24 pts, $2500
2) Ben Blankenship (OR), 20 pts, $1250*
3) Ford Palmer (NJ), 18 pts, $750
4) Graham Crawford (NC), 14 pts, $500


1) Heather Kampf (MN), 42 pts, $2500
2) Emily Lipari (MA), 22 pts, $1250*
3) Lauren Johnson (OR), 21 pts, $750
4) Christy Cazzola (GA), 20 pts, $500
*includes Performance-of-the-Year $250 bonus

Tour Prize Money includes GP money

Through 6 of 6 races


1) Ben Blankenship (OR), $21,250
2) Riley Masters (WA), $10,350
3) Ford Palmer (NJ), $5250
4) Matthew Centrowitz (OR), $5000


1) Heather Kampf (MN), $18,100
2) Emily Lipari (MA), $8250
3) Christy Cazzola (GA), $6600
4) Lauren Johnson (OR), $6250



Bring Back the Mile GP Tour 2016

*** BBTM GP Tour 2017 information coming soon! ***

The BBTM GP Tour 2016 returns for its third year with six events and prize money totaling more than $120,000. For the fans, the Running Warehouse Pick-the-Winner contest also returns for each event with a chance at winning great prizes, including a pair of shoes and more! #WhoYaGot?

The total prize purse for the six Tour events exceeds $120,000 plus an additional $10,000 for the Grand Prix athletes. Per Tour event per gender, top 6 will score points (10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1) with the top 4 scorers earning Grand Prix money ($2500, $1000, $750 and $500) plus, new this year, a $250 bonus for the Tour Performance-of-the-Year will be awarded per gender.

Tour news   BBTM Mile Calendar    Athlete Bios   PTW Contest

BBTM GP Tour Press Releases
BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2016 Summary
The Navy Mile Joins BBTM GP Tour 2016
BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2016 Launch
BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2015 Summary
BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2014 Summary

BBTM GP Tour Champions (2014-16)
2014 Jack Bolas & Heather Kampf
2015 Jack Bolas & Heather Kampf
2016 Riley Masters & Heather Kampf


The Navy Mile - Sun, October 2

Washington, DC

The Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue presented by USAA is the finale of the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2016 and the second event edition offers $15,000 in Open prize money that goes 5-deep per gender. In addition, there is a $1000 bonus if the winner goes sub-4:00 (men) or sub-4:35 (women) plus a $100 bonus per gender for anyone bettering the first-year event records.

BBTM Event Page & News Feed
Event Website

2016 Race Champions
Riley Masters (USA / WA), 4:04, event record
Heather Kampf (USA / MN), 4:38, event record

Top results HERE.

GNC Live Well Liberty Mile - Sat, September 17

Downtown Pittsburgh, PA

This unique 1 Mile road race is short, fast and fun for the whole family in the Steel City. It features six waves of runners from the recreational level to the elite level with competitors and participants alike. The 5th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, offers $25,000 in American Development prize money with $5000 for each Open race champion.

BBTM Event Page & News Feed
Event Website

2016 Race Champions
Ben Blankenship (USA / OR), 4:02
Heather Kampf (USA / MN), 4:33

Race story and results HERE.

Minnesota Mile - Sun, September 11

Duluth, MN

The Minnesota Mile is run on a point-to-point course running through the heart of downtown Duluth on Superior Street and is the Home of the fastest Miles ever clocked in Minnesota! The 10th edition includes a number of race divisions including the professional Minnesota Mile with $20,100 in prize money.

BBTM Event Page & News Feed
Event Website

2016 Race Champions
Chris O'Hare (GBR), 4:02
Emily Lipari (USA / MA), 4:37

Race story and results HERE.


ServiceNow West Chester Mile - Thurs, August 11

West Chester, PA

The ServiceNow West Chester Mile offered $15,000 in Open prize money that went 5 deep ($2500, $2000, $1500, $1000 and $500).

The second edition took again at Henderson High School in West Chester, PA with the Citizen's Races starting at 6:30pm (heats based on seed times). The Elite women race at 8:00pm and the Elite men at 8:15pm.

BBTM Event Page & News Feed
Event Website

2016 Race Champions
Kyle Merber (NY), 3:56.19, meet record
Lauren Johnson (OR), 4:31.33

Top results HERE.


Medtronic TC 1 Mile - Thurs, May 12

Gold Medal Park, downtown Minneapolis, MN

The Medtronic TC 1 Mile is one of the largest road Mile events in the country! Join thousands of runners and race on a new U-shaped course in downtown Minneapolis near beautiful Gold Medal Park and alongside the Mississippi River and then stay to cheer on professional runners battle it out for Mile glory and a $25,000 prize purse. The 11th edition is also the site of the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships.

BBTM Event Page & News Feed
Event Website

2016 Race Champions
Ben Blankenship (USA / OR), 3:56, event record
Heather Kampf (USA / MN), 4:35, three-peats

Race story and results HERE.

Camel City Elite Mile - Sat, Jan 30

JDL Fast Track, Winston-Salem, NC

The Camel City Elite Mile kicked off the BBTM GP Tour 2016 with world-leading performances, and JDL Fast Track awarded more than $15,000 in prize money for the Camel City Elite Miles presented by Champion and Mellow Mushroom Winston-Salem plus facility bonus money ($1000).

BBTM Event Page & News Feed
Event Website

2016 Race Champions
Matthew Centrowitz
(USA / OR), 3:54.02*
Shannon Rowbury (USA / OR), 4:26.01

Race story and results HERE.

*Facility, event and absolute North Carolina state records (previous facility, event and indoor state records, 3:56.99, Cory Leslie (USA / SC), 2015)


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