Final #Tour2017 Standings

After 5 of 5 races

MEN

1) Ben Blankenship (OR), 34 points
2) Riley Masters (CO), 20 pts
3) Daniel Herrera (OR), 14 pts
4) Patrick Casey (OR), 11 pts


WOMEN

1) Emily Lipari (MA), 20 points
2) Heather Kampf (MN), 14 pts
3) Katie Mackey (WA), 10 pts
    Eglay Nalyanya (KEN), 10 pts

#Tour2017 Prize Money

After 5 of 5 races (includes GP $$$)

MEN

1) Ben Blankenship (OR), $15,750
2) Clayton Murphy (OH), $7750
3) Riley Masters (CO), $6700
4) Daniel Herrera (OR), $5800


WOMEN

1) Emily Lipari (MA), $12,750
2) Katie Mackey (WA), $5625
3) Heather Kampf (MN), $4500
4) Eglay Nalyanya (KEN), $3925

Bring Back the Mile GP Tour 2017

The BBTM GP Tour returns for its fourth year with five top U.S. Mile events and prize money totaling more than $110,000. For the fans, the Running Warehouse online contest also returns for each event with a chance at winning great prizes, including a pair of shoes, BBTM swag and more!

The total prize purse for the five Tour events exceeds $100,000 plus an additional $10,000 for the Grand Prix athletes. Per Tour event per gender, top 6 will score points (10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1) with the top 4 scorers earning Grand Prix money ($2500, $1000, $750 and $500) plus a $250 bonus for the Tour Performance-of-the-Year will be awarded per gender. #Tour2017

Tour News   Mile Calendar    Athlete Bios    Pick-the-Winner!

BBTM GP Tour Press Releases
BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2017 Summary
BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2017 Announced
BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2016 Summary
BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2015 Summary
BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2014 Summary

BBTM GP Tour Champions (2014-17)
2014 Jack Bolas & Heather Kampf
2015 Jack Bolas & Heather Kampf
2016 Riley Masters & Heather Kampf
2017 Ben Blankenship & Emily Lipari

 

The Navy Mile - Sun, October 1

Washington, DC

The Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue presented by USAA is the finale of the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2017 and the third edition offers $15,000 in Open prize money. In addition, there is a $1000 bonus if the winner goes sub-4:00 (men) or sub-4:35 (women). #TheNavyMile

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Event Website

2017 Race Champions
Kirubel Erassa (USA / GA), 4:06
Eglay Nalyanya (KEN), 4:45

2017 race story and results HERE.


 

Grand Blue Mile - Tues, April 25

Downtown Des Moines, IA

The Grand Blue Mile is the Midwest’s premier community street run for all ages and abilities, and with 7 heats and 4,000-plus finishers, the event is the third largest U.S. road Mile. The 8th edition offers $25,000 in Open prize money overall and features a long U-shaped USATF-certified road course. The event also sees the return of the USA 1 Mile Championships to Des Moines. #GBM2017

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Event Website

2017 Race Champions
Clayton Murphy (USA / OH), 3:59.96, course record
Katie Mackey (USA / WA), 4:37.00

2017 race story and results HERE.

Medtronic TC 1 Mile - Thurs, May 11

Gold Medal Park, downtown Minneapolis, MN

The Medtronic TC 1 Mile is one of the largest road Mile events in the country. For the 12th edition, join thousands of runners and race on a U-shaped 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 prize purse! #TC1Mile

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Event Website

2017 Race Champions
Ben Blankenship (USA / OR), 4:01
Emily Lipari (USA / MA), 4:35

Race story and results HERE.

GNC Live Well Liberty Mile - Fri, July 28

Downtown Pittsburgh, PA

This unique 1 Mile evening road race is short, fast and fun for the whole family in the Steel City. The event features six waves of runners from the recreational level to the elite level with competitors and participants alike. The 6th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile offers $25,000 in American Development prize money with $5000 for each Open race champion. #LibertyMile

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Event Website

2017 Race Champions
Ben Blankenship (USA / OR), 4:05, defended title
Emily Lipari (USA / MA), 4:35

Race story and results HERE.

Minnesota Mile - Thurs, September 7

Downtown Duluth, MN

The Minnesota Mile, the home of the fastest Miles ever recorded in the state, will be run in the evening and on a new loop course near downtown Duluth! The 11th edition includes a number of race divisions including the professional Minnesota Mile with $17,000 in Open prize money. #MinnesotaMile

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Event Website

2017 Race Champions
Ben Blankenship (USA / OR), 4:07
Heather Kampf (USA / MN), 4:42

Race story and results HERE.

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