BBTM GP Tour

The Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour is a series of the nation's best Mile events and top Mile athletes, presented in partnership with Running Warehouse. Learn more on the BBTM Tour page linked above in the top menu bar. Tour news below.

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Grand Blue Mile 10th Anniversary

April 21, 2019

Event again hosts USA 1 Mile Road Championships as well as BBTM Grand Prix Tour opener; Drake Relays event director Blake Boldon discusses its 10th anniversary, marketing innovations, elite fields, his pups and more!

By Bring Back the Mile

The USATF 1 Mile Road Championships return to...

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Masters, Lipari Ready to Defend USA Titles at Grand Blue Mile

April 12, 2019

10th edition, first stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019, offers $25,000 Open purse with $5000 for each national champion

Grand Blue Mile race officials have announced preliminary fields for the 2019 USATF 1 Mile Road Championships set for Tuesday, April 23, in downtown Des Moines. A world...

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Virginia Mason Memorial Downtown Yakima Mile launched

March 27, 2019

Inaugural road race, set for Saturday, June 8, offers $25,000 prize purse; also second stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019

By Mai Hoang, Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Two Yakima natives and former college track competitors will bring a new Mile road race to town in June with more...

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Grand Blue Mile Opens BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019

March 26, 2019

6th Tour edition presented by Running Warehouse showcases 5 leading U.S. Mile races and top Mile athletes; total Tour prize purse exceeds $110,000

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate & celebrate the iconic distance, has announced the 6th edition of its...

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National Road Championships return to Grand Blue Mile

March 24, 2019

Defending champions Riley Masters, Emily Lipari headline 10th event edition in Des Moines; $30,000 overall prize purse to be awarded

Grand Blue Mile (GBM) officials from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Drake Relays announced the national Mile road championships will be returning in 2019...

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Tired of the marathon? Try the Mile!

February 14, 2019

“Training for a Mile, you get all sides of the spectrum. You train for speed and train for endurance."

By Andrew Gates, RunWashington.com

“I love the Mile,” said DC’s Henry Wigglesworth, who considers it his favorite race distance. The 61-year-old has fallen in love with the Mile after years...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2018

December 20, 2018

Record annual prize money awarded exceeds $650,000; Herrera & Lipari BBTM Grand Prix Tour champions, greatest women’s Mile ever, BBTM Effect continues and more!

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

Bring Back the Mile, since its first year in 2012, has compiled an annual highlight summary of...

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Herrera Wins, Lipari Defends Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour

September 30, 2018

Grand prix tour with 6 stops awarded more than $125,000 plus $10,000 #Tour2018 GP purse; Eric Avila & Shannon Osika earn Tour Performance-of-the-Year bonus; fifth edition also featured Running Warehouse’s “Pick-the-Winner” online contest at every stop

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (September 30,...

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At Navy Mile, new records and satisfying accomplishments

September 30, 2018

Tessema sets men's event record, Kampf returns to win women's title again at 4th edition in nation's capital

By David J. Kim, The Washington Post

A quarter way into Sunday’s The Navy Mile, Brandon Hudgins knew his body wasn’t feeling right. He didn’t feel this tired just three weeks ago when...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: The Navy Mile

September 27, 2018

BBTM GP Tour final stop on Sunday, September 30 celebrates its 4th year of Mile races on Pennsylvania Avenue in our nation's capital

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

The 4th The Navy Mile, presented by USAA and final stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018 can be broken up, much like the...

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