July 25, 2015
Three men sub-4 and five women sub-4:30 at 8th edition
From Matt Peterson
CHARLEVOIX, Mich. – The 8th Ryan Shay Mile took place Saturday morning in Charlevoix under partly cloudy skies and 70 degree temperatures. This invitational road Mile had separate races for men and women with $4000 in...
September 08, 2014
Inaugural grand prix tour with six stops offered more than $85,000 plus $7500 GP purse; Running Warehouse’s “Pick-the-Winner” contest engaged Mile fans at every event
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (September 8, 2014) – Jack Bolas and Heather Kampf won the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour...
July 26, 2014
Rob Finnerty wins men’s Mile at 7th edition; third stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014
By Jeff Hartnagle
CHARLEVOIX, Mich. – Heather Kampf again showed why she is The Queen of the Road Miles with a three-peat performance and event record 4:21.39 clocking at the 7th Ryan Shay...
July 24, 2014
Presented by HOKA ONE ONE, the interview series speaks with race director Matt Peterson about the Charlevoix running community, Ryan Shay and Saturday’s 7th Ryan Shay Mile, the third stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014.
By Bring Back the Mile
In 2007, Matt Peterson, Douglas...
July 22, 2014
Top entrants include defending champion and event record holder Heather Kampf, Amanda Eccleston, Rob Finnerty and Daniel Stockberger
By Anne Kelly, Charlevoix Courier contributor
CHARLEVOIX — The Venetian Festival in Charlevoix would not be complete without stepping back for a moment each...
January 28, 2014
Presented by Running Warehouse, fans can choose their favorites to win Saturday’s Camel City Indoor Miles, first stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2014, for a chance to win prizes
By Bring Back the Mile
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (January 28, 2014) – As part of the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014, BBTM launched today its “Pick-the-Winner” contest presented by Running Warehouse. Fans are able to select their favorite Milers to win the Men’s and Women’s professional Miles on Saturday, February 1 at the Camel City Indoor Mile, part of the Hilton Garden Innvitational collegiate track meet in Winston-Salem, N.C. Fans who select the correct winner in either race will be in the running to win a $50 gift certificate to Running Warehouse as well as BBTM gear.
January 22, 2014
Inaugural grand prix tour includes six stops; total Tour prize purse exceeds $90,000; Running Warehouse’s “Pick-the-Winner” fan engagement contest
By Bring Back the Mile
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (January 22, 2014) – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance, has announced its grand prix tour that includes six events from across the country. The Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014 opens on Saturday, February 1 at the Camel City Indoor Mile, part of the Hilton Garden Innvitational collegiate track meet in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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.”
July 27, 2013
Kampf sets women's course record in 4:30.9; 10th stop on the Bring Back the Mile Tour; event honors legacy of Ryan Shay
CHARLEVOIX, Mich. - The 6th Ryan Shay Mile took place this morning in Charlevoix, Michigan under cloudy skies and cool temperatures. The 10th stop on the 14-event inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour, the Open athletes were vying for $4000 ($1000, $500 and $250 plus $250 for the leader at the ½ mile) in prize money provided by Bergmann Marine.
2012 winners, Daniel Clark and Heather Kampf, successfully defended their titles with Clark crossing the line in a new personal record of 3 minutes 56.8 seconds and Kampf breaking her own course record from last year with a time of 4:30.9.
July 18, 2013
Top Open fields expected at 10th stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour; event honors legacy of Ryan Shay
CHARLEVOIX, Mich. - The 6th Ryan Shay Mile will take place in Charlevoix on Saturday, July 27 at 10:30am. Once again the spectators should be treated to a thrilling race to the finish with a deep men’s field and a strong women’s field. Daniel Clark and Heather Kampf will be returning to defend their titles, and with the current fields assembled, both course records, men’s 3:55.9 (Jeff See, 2010) and women’s 4:31.83 (Heather Kampf, 2012), could be broken on the fast downhill, point-to-point course.
The 2013 race is also the 10th stop on the 14-event inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour, celebrating America’s distance from sea to shining sea.
June 11, 2013
Highlights of national promotional tour of iconic distance include meet, U.S. Junior, NCAA, course and State records; Footloose Freedom Mile on Thursday, July 4 next stop
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (June 11, 2013) – The inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013, which features 14 events nationwide and one end-of-the-year gala, has reached the halfway point with plenty of highlights and Mile action. Bring Back the Mile (BBTM), launched in January 2012, is a national campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance.
“To-date, the Bring Back the Mile Tour has generated some thrilling racing and also produced numerous Mile records in several categories,” said BBTM Founder Ryan Lamppa. “Without a doubt, the Tour events have engaged and entertained runners of all ages and abilities, the media, fans and the general public, and we look forward to the second half of the BBTM Tour 2013 and more Mile excitement.”