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.
2017 PRIZE MONEY & AWARDS 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.
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