Grand Blue Mile

The Grand Blue Mile hosted the USA 1 Mile Road Championships in 2013-14 and will again in 2017-18.

Mile News Tagged Grand Blue Mile


Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2017 Events Announced

February 16, 2017

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...

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USA Road Championships Return to Grand Blue Mile

February 06, 2017

Annual April event, part of historic Drake Relays, offers $25,000 national championship prize purse with $5000 for USA champion

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa – Grand Blue Mile (GBM) officials from Wellmark and the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee announced the USA Track & Field 1 Mile...

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Queen of the Road Mile Heather Kampf: Tips for Success

November 08, 2016

Three-time BBTM Grand Prix Tour champion has recorded 24 road Mile wins since 2011!

By Bring Back the Mile

Like no other runner, Heather Kampf has become a master of the road Mile or as she is affectionately known, The Queen of the Road Mile. Since the fall of 2011, the three-time BBTM Grand...

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Kampf Threepeats as Grand Blue Mile Champion

April 27, 2016

Noelle wins men's race; pair lead more than 3,500 runners through downtown course

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa – Heather Kampf successfully defended her Grand Blue Mile title for the second straight year on Tuesday evening, winning the women's Mile invitational race in 4 minutes, 37.52...

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Grand Blue Mile Defending Champions Set to Return

April 26, 2016

Top American middle-distance runners on display in Des Moines for $30,000 prize purse with $5000 for each race champion

From Drake Relays

Grand Blue Mile race officials announced a prestigious field of invitational championship participants in addition to the expected 3,500 recreational and...

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Centrowitz Wins Over Manzano, Kampf Repeats at Grand Blue Mile

April 22, 2015

Matthew Centrowitz and Heather Kampf picked up $5000 for their road Mile wins, event record 5,000 participants at 6th edition event.

By LetsRun.com

DES MOINES, Iowa - (April 21, 2015) - The Drake Relays kicked off in grand style with the Grand Blue Mile Tuesday night in Des Moines. Matthew...

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Grand Blue Mile Features ‘Dream’ Field of Running Royalty

April 06, 2015

Defending champions Manzano, Kampf to face formidable field including Lagat, Centrowitz, Leer, McNamara, Grunewald, Sifuentes and more; $30,000 overall prize purse for 6th edition

By Drake Athletics

Grand Blue Mile race officials today unveiled a prestigious field of invitational championship...

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Manzano, Kampf Win Close Races at USA 1 Mile Road Championships

April 22, 2014

2012 Olympic 1500m silver medalist wins his first USA road title; Queen of the Road Mile breaks event record

> Men's Race Video at RunnerSpace.com
> Women's Race Video at RunnerSpace.com

INDIANAPOLIS – Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano and Team USA Minnesota standout Heather Kampf kicked...

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TF365: Nicole Schappert Eyes Healthy Season Ahead

April 21, 2014

NJ*NY TC star athlete set to compete in the USA 1 Mile Road Championships

By Scott Bush, RunnerSpace.com

In 2012, former Villanova All-American Nicole Schappert was on a roll. After finishing tenth in the Olympic Trials 1500m final, the Florida native headed to Europe and ran a couple big PRs...

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Heath to Defend USA 1 Mile Road Title

April 21, 2014

Top fields expected at Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines on Tuesday evening; $25,000 purse with $5000 for each national champion

By Scott Bush, RunnerSpace.com

Many of the top middle distance runners in the United States are set to go head-to-head this Tuesday evening at the USA 1 Mile Road...

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