The Navy Mile

The Navy Mile

Sun, October 1, 8:00am

Washington, DC

#Tour2017 finale

The Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue presented by USAA is a community celebration and kicks off the United States Navy birthday week. The second event edition was the finale of the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2016 and offered $15,000 in Open prize money. The third edition is the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2017 finale with $15,000 in Open prize money again.

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.

Also for the second year, the event will be sponsoring a push-up contest concurrent with the Mile heats. Proceeds support The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation Wounded Warrior program.

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 will be 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 event record: 4:03.7, Riley Masters (USA / WA) and 4:38.00, Heather Kampf (USA / MN). See 2016 top results further below.

Sea Cadet Team Awards
The top three Sea Cadet teams also 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 receive Potomac River Running gift cards: $200, $125, $75, $50 and $25.

Age categories: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-plus

Wheelchair & Paralympic Awards
The top five wheelchair and the top five paralympic finishers also receive Potomac River Running gift cards: $200, $150, $100, $50 and $25.

2016 The Navy Mile Champions
Riley Masters (WA), 4:04, event record
Heather Kampf (MN), 4:38, event record

Elite athlete contact, Scott Raczko:

2nd The Navy Mile: Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2016 Finale
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1) Riley Masters (WA), 4:03.73, $3100*
2) Kirubel Erassa (GA), 4:03.90, $2100*
3) Luis Vargas (NC), 4:04.16, $1350*
4) Shadrack Kipchirchir (CO), 4:05.14, $850*
5) Bob Hillary (CO), 4:06.42, $600*
6) Jack Bolas (DC), 4:07.71, $100*
7) Cory Leslie (VA), 4:09.37, $100*
8) Blake Theroux (CO), 4:09.98, $100*
9) Sam Penzenstadler (VA), 4:11.37, $100*
10) Ryan Hagen (VA), 4:11.88, $100*
11) Brian Llamas (IL), 4:12.35, $100*
12) Giovani Mowatt (DC), 4:12.36, $100*
13) Leonard Korir (CO), 4:14.20, $100*
14) Jeff Rhodes (AL), 4:15.98, $100*

1) Heather Kampf (MN), 4:38.00, $3100*
2) Rachel Schneider (DC), 4:42.37, $2100*
3) Christy Cazzola (GA), 4:43.87, $1350*
4) Feyne Gemeda (ETH), 4:45.81, $850*
5) Katie McMenamin (CO), 4:49.13, $600*
6) Brigitte Mania (GA), 4:52.22, $100*
*Includes $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)

The Navy Mile was a 2015 BBTM Featured Event, showcasing the best Mile races across America.

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