Grand Blue Mile

The Grand Blue Mile hosted the USA 1 Mile Road Championships in 2013-14 and also in 2017-19 or 5 of the last 7 years!

Mile News Tagged Grand Blue Mile


Lipari, Ciattei win thrilling USATF 1 Mile Road titles at Grand Blue Mile

April 26, 2022

National championship race awards $25,000 with $5000 to each USA champion

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES — The Grand Blue Mile presented by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield returned to downtown Des Moines on a beautiful Tuesday evening, for the first time since 2019, and the event again hosted...

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Grand Blue Mile Fields Taking Shape for USATF 1 Mile Road Championships

April 23, 2022

Past race champions Murphy, Lipari, Follett returning to the streets of Des Moines; $25,000 prize purse with $5000 for each national champion

From Grand Blue Mile

DES MOINES - Grand Blue Mile officials from Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® and the Drake Relays presented by Xtream...

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USATF 1 Mile Road Championships return to Grand Blue Mile

April 04, 2022

Three past national champions, Clayton Murphy, Emily Lipari & Katie Follet, are early entrants; $25,000 national championships prize purse available

From Grand Blue Mile

DES MOINES - Grand Blue Mile officials from Wellmark Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® and Drake Relays presented by Xtream...

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Engels, Kampf, Murphy Headline Fields at USATF 1 Mile Road Championships

April 20, 2021

The USA Championship prize purse totals $15,000 and goes 10 deep with $3000 to each national champion

From USATF

DES MOINES, Iowa – USATF champions, World Championship qualifiers and an Olympic medalist headline Wednesday’s fields at the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships presented by Toyota...

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Q&A with Blake Boldon

April 09, 2021

This year, our ability to successfully execute the Drake Relays, the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships again and also the Virtual Grand Blue Mile with a standing LOC ready to host is deeply embedded in our culture.

By Bring Back the Mile

We recently had a chat with Blake Boldon, Franklin P....

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Bangor running star Riley Masters retires from pro career

March 27, 2021

"Winning state titles when I was at Bangor, breaking 4 minutes when I was at the University of Maine and then winning the U.S. road championship are probably the three highlights of my career..."

By Ernie Clark, Bangor Daily News

Riley Masters opted for a subtle approach to make the public...

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Drake Relays, Grand Blue Mile to Host USATF 1 Mile Road Championships

March 23, 2021

Prakel, Lipari to defend titles in Des Moines on Wednesday, April 21; $15,000 prize purse available

From Drake Relays

Once again, Des Moines will host the USA Track & Field (USATF) 1 Mile Road Championships presented by Toyota, with some of the world's most elite runners competing for a...

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Registration for the 2021 Virtual Grand Blue Mile now open

February 26, 2021

Complete Your Race - Your Pace - Your Place between April 17 and 25, 2021; an entry fee of just $10 includes bib and GBM event shirt

From Grand Blue Mile

Registration has opened for the 2021 Grand Blue Mile presented by Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield®. Officials from Wellmark and the...

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Grand Blue Mile awarded USATF 1 Mile Road Championships from 2020-23

February 20, 2020

Past national champions Hurt, Masters, Lipari & Kampf commit to 2020 race on Tuesday evening, April 21; $30,000 prize purse available

From Grand Blue Mile

DES MOINES, Iowa - Grand Blue Mile officials from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Drake Relays have announced the USA Track &...

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Herrera Defends, Kampf Recaptures BBTM Grand Prix Tour Titles

October 06, 2019

6th edition presented by Running Warehouse featured 5 stops awarding more than $110,000 plus a $10,000 GP purse

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – At the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 finale, The Navy Mile, on a cloudy Sunday morning in Washington, DC, Daniel Herrera, 26, from New Orleans, LA, won the men’s...

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