The Medtronic TC 1 Mile is one of the largest road Mile events in the country! At the 13th edition, join thousands of runners and race on a U-shaped, USATF-certified 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 Open prize purse.
The event is the second stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2018 and has hosted the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships from 2009-12 and 2015-16. The Medtronic TC 1 Mile is also the fifth race on the 2018 MDRA Grand Prix.
2017 Medtronic TC 1 Mile Champions
Ben Blankenship (USA / OR), 4:01 (4:01.0)
Emily Lipari (USA / MA), 4:35 (4:34.8)
3:55.8 Ben Blankenship (USA / OR), 2016
4:30.8 Sara Hall (USA / AZ), 2011
5th Tour edition with 5 stops offers total Tour prize purse of more than $110,000; Grand Blue Mile opens 2018 racing season on Tuesday, April 24 in Des Moines; Running Warehouse’s fan engagement online contest again tied to each Tour event
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the...
Grand prix tour with 5 stops awarded more than $100,000 plus $10,000 #Tour2017 GP purse; Clayton Murphy & Emily Lipari earn Tour Performance-of-the-Year bonus; Running Warehouse’s “Pick-the-Winner” online contest at every stop for fourth edition
U.S. Olympian returns to his native state to defend his Medtronic TC 1 Mile title against two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis and a field of top contenders at the second stop of the BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2017.
4th Tour edition includes 5 stops; total Tour prize purse exceeds $110,000; Grand Blue Mile opens 2017 season on Tuesday, April 25 in Des Moines; Running Warehouse’s fan engagement contest also tied to each Tour event
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate...
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 ...
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Grand prix tour includes 5 stops; total Tour prize purse exceeds $100,000; Camel City Elite Mile opens Tour 2016 on Saturday, January 30; Running Warehouse’s “Pick-the-Winner” fan engagement contest also returns
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (January 27, 2016) – Bring Back the Mile, the national...
Rebecca Addison, a University of Michigan graduate, will make her road Mile debut at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile on thursday evening, May 14. Recently, we asked Addison some questions about her running and learned that one of her goals is to run as fast as her mother did!
Northern Arizona Elite's Scott Smith is a highly versatile athlete having run 4:01 in the Mile all the way up to a 2:14:40 Marathon. He talks expectations for the Medtronic TC 1 Mile; 2nd stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour.
10th edition offers $25,000 prize purse plus $10,000 event record bonuses; host of USA 1 Mile Road Championships again; second stop on Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015 set for Thursday evening, May 14 on new course in downtown Minneapolis
Grand prix tour includes 4 stops; total Tour prize purse exceeds $85,000; Camel City Mile opens Tour 2015 on Saturday, January 31; Running Warehouse’s “Pick-the-Winner” fan engagement online contest also returns
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate and...
At 29, Will Leer is running better than ever and making a stop in his home state.
By Rachel Blount, Star Tribune
The Fu Manchu mustache has been around for several years now, long enough to become Will Leer’s signature look. The prodigious beard is a new addition to the Minnetonka native’s face, distinguishing him even further from his elite running brethren — and giving him a slight resemblance to Father Time, the guy he is currently outpacing.
Bring Back the Mile's 2014 interview series, presented by HOKA ONE ONE, kicks off with Team USA Minnesota middle distance ace Gabriele Grunewald. Known as 'Gabe', she earned her first national title and U.S. team berth last February at the USA Indoor Championships in the 3000m. She set a smoking personal Mile best in 2013 winning the Minnesota Mile in 4:21.3, clocking the fastest Mile ever run by a woman in Minnesota. Grunewald was the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships runner-up at 1500 meters, earning All-American status for the University of Minnesota as a Golden Gopher.
Minutes after Olympic silver medalist Nick Willis broke David Torrence’s Medtronic TC 1 Mile course record last year, Torrence formally declared that he would take his record back in 2014. The friendly call-out – Torrence congratulated Willis as well, it should be noted – departed from distance running’s typically non-confrontational code.
Men’s & Women’s professional fields set for Thursday, May 8 in Minneapolis; $25,000 purse, second stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Three-time Medtronic TC 1 Mile champion David Torrence of Oakland, Calif. will return to Minneapolis for the 10th annual event on Thursday. Torrence, the first runner to break four minutes on the Nicollet Mall course, is a late addition to the race, event organizer Twin Cities In Motion announced today.
Olympian, course record holder and two Minnesota natives join road race on Thursday, May 8; $25,000 prize purse; second stop on Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – A two-time Olympian, the women’s course record holder, and two fleet Minnesota natives are the latest additions to the professional fields at next week’s Medtronic TC 1 Mile set for Thursday evening, May 8 on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, event organizers Twin Cities In Motion have announced.
Pair to race for potential $15,000 payday for victory and course record; second stop on Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Heather Kampf,the 2012 Medtronic TC 1 Mile champion, and 2013 runner-up Nicole Sifuentes, a London Games Olympian for her native Canada, are the early headliners for the 10th Medtronic TC 1 Mile set for Thursday night, May 8 in downtown Minneapolis, Twin Cities In Motion has announced.
Olympic silver medalis and 2013 course record-setter targets second $10,000 course record bonus; second stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Olympic silver medalist Nick Willis will return to Minneapolis on Thursday, May 8 to defend the Medtronic TC 1 Mile title he won last year in record-setting fashion, race organizer Twin Cities In Motion announced today. Willis, the 1500 meter runner-up at the 2008 Beijing Games for New Zealand, will target the course record of 3:56.1 he set last year and the $10,000 bonus that comes with bettering it.
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 byRunning 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.
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.”
Sarah Brown nips Olympian Nicole Sifuentes for women’s crown; six men clock sub-4 minute Miles in Minnesota
By Charlie Mahler, Twin Cities In Motion
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – (May 9, 2013) – Olympic silver medalist Nick Willis extended his season winning streak to eight races with a record-breaking victory at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile on Thursday evening in Minneapolis. The New Zealand native clocked 3 minutes, 56.1 seconds to break three-time Medtronic TC 1 Mile champion David Torrence’s 2011 record of 3:58.4.
In the women’s professional race, Sarah Brown of Knoxville, TN, the 2010 race runner-up, edged Canadian Olympian Nicole Sifuentes at the tape in 4:33.3, with Sifuentes stopped at 4:33.4. Defending champion Heather Kampf of Minneapolis was third (4:34.1).
Twin Cities In Motion leverages TC 1 Mile to educate and introduce runners to their year-round calendar of events
MINNEAPOLIS – (May 8, 2013) – Twin Cities In Motion, the organization behind a successful series of races in Minnesota, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, enters its ninth year of welcoming runners of all abilities as well as an incredible professional field to participate in the Medtronic TC 1 Mile on Thursday evening, May 9. We spoke to Virginia Brophy Achman, who has been at the helm of the organization since 2003, to discuss the Mile, engaging athletes and fans alike, and why she chooses garlic bread over Scandinavian favorites, lesfe or lutefisk.
His 2013 approach mimics his 2008 Olympic silver-medal year.
By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World
Nick Willis, New Zealand’s 2008 Olympic 1500-meter silver medalist, will run the Medtronic TC 1 Mile on the roads in Minneapolis on May 9 and a 1500-meter race at the Diamond League meet in Shanghai, China on May 18.
Previously announced Minnesotans include defending champion, Heather Kampf, as well as 2013 USA 1 Mile road champion, Garrett Heath
ST. PAUL, Minn. – A strong contingent of professional runners with Minnesota ties has been added to the already potent field assembled for the Medtronic TC 1 Mile set for Thursday evening, May 9 in downtown Minneapolis.
Reigning USA Indoor mile and 3000-meter champion Will Leer, a Minnetonka native, and breakthrough steeplechaser Jamie Cheever, a Minneapolis native and University of Minnesota graduate who competes for Team USA Minnesota, will be part of the race that runs down Nicollet Mall.
Open champions could earn $15,000 with a victory and a course record; 3,000 to race down Nicollet Mall at 9th edition; inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013 event - 5th stop
ST. PAUL, Minn. – (April 25, 2013) – Four Olympians will add international spice and proven talent to the professional fields at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile to be held Thursday evening, May 9 in downtown Minneapolis.
Downtown evening event on Thursday, May 9 to raise awareness, funds for Boston tragedy
ST. PAUL, Minn. – (April 24, 2013) – Twin Cities In Motion, the organizer of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, is dedicating the upcoming Medtronic TC 1 Mile on Thursday evening May 9 to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Kampf, Miller to race for $25,000 purse plus $10,000 record bonuses
ST. PAUL, Minn. – (March 26, 2013) – Hometown star Heather Kampf and University of Wisconsin alumnus Craig Miller will return to downtown Minneapolis to defend their titles and race for a pair of $10,000 course record bonuses at the 2013 Medtronic TC 1 Mile on Thursday, May 9.
Medtronic TC 1 Mile hosts national championships; more than 2,500 participants at 8th edition under warm, windy conditions in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS – (May 17, 2012) – Minnesota native Heather Kampf and former University of Wisconsin star Craig Miller won USA 1 Mile road titles at the 8th Medtronic TC 1 Mile in Minneapolis on Thursday evening. The two Olympic hopefuls won their first career USA titles with the victories and pocketed $4000 each for their efforts.
Top U.S. Milers expected at Medtronic TC 1 Mile on Thursday, May 17
MINNEAPOLIS – (May 14, 2012) – Three Team USA Minnesota athletes – Heather Kampf,Meghan Peyton and Chris Rombough – will compete at the USA 1 Mile Road Championships on Thursday evening, May 17. The national championships are being hosted by the Medtronic TC 1 Mile to be held in downtown Minneapolis on Nicollet Mall.The TC 1 Mile, designated as the USA 1 Mile Road Championships for the last three years, features an evening of races for runners of all ages and abilities with the first race starting at 6:50pm. More than 3,000 runners are expected to participate in the eighth edition. The USA Championships will be held at 7:53pm for women and at 8:03pm for men.
USA Championship on Nicollet Mall culminates evening of road racing
ST. PAUL, Minn. – (May 10, 2012) – A talented blend of familiar faces and emerging stars will race down Nicollet Mall on Thursday, May 17th at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile which again plays host to the USA 1 Mile Road Championships. The Medtronic TC 1 Mile, organized by Twin Cities In Motion, features an evening of races for runners of all ages and abilities. Action kicks off at 6:50pm and culminates with the USA Championships races at 7:53pm (women) and 8:03pm (men). In all, more than 3,000 runners are expected to compete in this exciting 8th edition. The event has hosted the last three USA 1 Mile Road Championships.