Grand Blue Mile Tapped to Host 2013-14 USA Men’s & Women’s 1 Mile Road Championships
By Katie Branham, USATF
INDIANAPOLIS – Grand Blue Mile (GBM) and USA Track & Field (USATF) officials today announced a two-year agreement that will bring the USA Men’s & Women’s 1 Mile Road Championships to Des Moines, Iowa, in 2013 and 2014 as part of the USA Running Circuit. The championships will be contested as part of the Grand Blue Mile, an annual event sponsored by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Drake Relays.
“We are excited to add the USA 1 Mile Road Championships to the Midwest’s premier community street run,” said Chris Verlengia, Wellmark senior sponsorships consultant. “The Grand Blue Mile has continued to grow because of its appeal to runners of all ages and abilities – beginners, teams and professional athletes have embraced the event and the city of Des Moines and we are confident America’s top runners will love the event as well.”
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