The Guardian Mile presented by GOH Run is a community one Mile race across one of Cleveland’s most iconic landmarks, The Hope Memorial Bridge, with a spectacular view of the city skyline and raucous crowd support. The course is challenging but unique, featuring a first half that is mostly uphill before a fast descent all the way to the finish.
For the 4th edition, there are 5 race heats: Youth & High School, Community, Masters 40 & older with the two Monticello Associates Elite Heats, the showcased finale. The guaranteed prize purse totals $18,000, going 6-deep in the Elite race ($4000, $2000, $1000, $750, $500 and $250) and $300 Community Heat winner & $200 Masters winner per gender. In addition, there is a $500 Elite prime for the first runner to cross the halfway mark (must finish the race).
The Guardian Mile is a BBTM Featured Event, showcasing America's best Mile races throughout the year.
3:46.67 Johnny Gregorek (USA / MA), 2022, also Ohio soil best
4:19.66 Josette Norris (USA / VA), 2022, also Ohio soil best
2022 Guardian Mile Champions
3:46.67 Johnny Gregorek (USA / MA), ER, defended title
4:19.66 Josette Norris (USA / VA), event record
Elite athlete contact, 3-time Olympian Nate Brannen: email@example.com