Grand Prix Standings

Through 2 of 6 races

MEN

1) Matthew Centrowitz (OR), 10 points
    Ben Blankenship (OR), 10 pts
3) Cory Leslie (SC), 8 pts
    Garrett Heath (WA), 8 pts


WOMEN

1) Heather Kampf (MN), 14 points
2) Shannon Rowbury (OR), 10 pts
3) Stephanie Garcia (SC), 8 pts
    Christy Cazzola (GA), 8 pts

 

Tour Prize Money Earned

Through 2 of 6 races

MEN

1) Ben Blankenship (OR), $15,000
2) Matthew Centrowitz (OR), $5000
3) Garrett Heath (WA), $3000
4) Cory Leslie (SC), $2000


WOMEN

1) Heather Kampf (MN), $5500
2) Shannon Rowbury (OR), $5000
3) Christy Cazzola (GA), $3000
4) Stephanie Garcia (SC), $2000

 

 

 

 

 

Bring Back the Mile GP Tour 2016

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 $110,000 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.

Next Tour 2016 stop is the Service Now West Chester Mile, Thursday, Aug 11
Tour news   BBTM Mile Calendar    Athlete Bios

BBTM GP Tour Press Releases
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

Previous BBTM GP Tour Champions
2014 Jack Bolas & Heather Kampf
2015 Jack Bolas & Heather Kampf


Service Now West Chester Mile - Thurs, August 11

West Chester, PA

The Service Now West Chester Mile offers $15,000 in Open prize money that goes 5 deep ($2500, $2000, $1500, $1000 and $500).

The second edition takes place 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.

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2015 Race Champions
Jack Bolas (NJ), 3:58.63
Rachel Schneider (DC), 4:31.04

 

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.

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2015 Race Champions
Jack Bolas
(NJ), 4:06.3, BBTM GP Tour champion
Gabriele Grunewald (MN), 4:38.0

Race story and 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 $20,000 in American Development prize money with $4000 for each Open race champion.

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2015 Race Champions
Jordan McNamara (OR), 3:59 (tied event record)
Heather Kampf (MN), 4:33, BBTM GP Tour champion

Race story and results HERE.

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.

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Event Website

2015 Inaugural Race Champions
Sam Penzenstadler (VA), 4:17
Kenyetta Iyevbele (NC), 4:53

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).


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Event Website

2016 Race Champions
Matthew Centrowitz
(OR), 3:54.02*
Shannon Rowbury (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)

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.

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Event Website

2016 Race Champions
Ben Blankenship (OR), 3:55.8, event record
Heather Kampf (MN), 4:34.2, three-peats

Race story and results HERE.


 

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