The Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue presented by USAA is a community celebration, kicking off the United States Navy birthday week. The second event edition is the finale of the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2016 and offers $15,000 in Open prize money that goes 5-deep per gender ($3000 race champion, $2000 runner-up, $1250 third, $750 fourth and $500 fifth). 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 record: 4:16.07, Sam Penzenstadler (USA / VA) and 4:52.34, Kenyetta Iyevbele (USA / NC).
On Friday, September 30, The Navy Mile 2016 is honored to present a special, free evening with three-time Olympian (1500m silver medalist at Mexico City 1968), former Congressman, former Mile world record holder and running legend Jim Ryun! More HERE.
The inaugural race, on historic Pennsylvania Avenue celebrating the Sea Services, included a prize purse of more than $14,000 including $12,500 for elite Milers.
By participating in this race you will be supporting the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Safe Harbor Foundation and Navy Memorial. You will run for fun and for a great cause! This road Mile will also feature some of the top world class runners in the United States and from all around the world. Come see the nation's avenue as never seen before!
This race is for everyone in the entire family. There are categories for every age and after the race, everyone can partake in the post-race expo on the grounds of the Navy Memorial Plaza.
AWARDS Elite Awards
The top five elite male and female runners will receive the following cash awards: Champion: $3000, runner-up: $2000, 3rd place: $1250, 4th place: $750 and 5th place: $500
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 record: 4:16.07, Sam Penzenstadler (USA / VA) and 4:52.34, Kenyetta Iyevbele (USA / NC).
Sea Cadet Team Awards
The top three Sea Cadet teams will receive cash prizes: $500, $350 and $200.
Age Group Awards
The top five female finishers and top five male finishers in each of the age groups will receive Potomac River Running gift cards: $200, $125, $75, $50 and $25.
Grand prix tour with 6 stops awarded more than $125,000 plus $10,000 GP purse; Tour Performance-of-the-Year by Ben Blankenship & Emily Lipari; Running Warehouse’s “Pick-the-Winner” contest engaged Mile fans at every event for third edition
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (October 2, 2016) – At the ...
Sam Penzenstadler to defend men’s title in nation’s capital; $15,000 Open prize purse; six athletes also vying for Tour grand prix prize money; Heather Kampf eyes Tour three-peat; Running Warehouse "Pick-the-Winner" contest
"The Mile is something that means a lot to a lot of people... every city should have a Mile event... sprinkled across the country so that people could participate in the Mile every week if they wanted to.”
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Donnie Cowart glanced at the clock across the field at...
The Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue presented by USAA is a community celebration, kicking off the United States Navy's 240th birthday week. The inaugural race includes a prize purse of more than $14,000 including $12,500 for elite Milers.