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Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015 Events Announced

January 27, 2015

Grand prix tour includes 4 stops; total Tour prize purse exceeds $85,000; Camel City Mile opens Tour 2015 on Saturday, January 31; Running Warehouse’s “Pick-the-Winner” fan engagement online contest also returns

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate and celebrate the storied distance, has announced the return of its grand prix tour that features 4 marquee events from across the country. The Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015, with more than $85,000 in guaranteed prize money, opens on Saturday, January 31 at the Camel City Mile, part of the Hilton Garden Innvitational collegiate track meet in Winston-Salem, N.C. The inaugural BBTM GP Tour in 2014 showcased six events with Jack Bolas and Heather Kampf taking the Tour titles.

“The BBTM Tour Grand Prix Tour 2015 will generate plenty of excitement as the best Milers will be competing at America’s top events for prize money, grand prix points and bragging rights,” said BBTM Founder Ryan Lamppa. “In addition, the popular Pick-the-Winner contest sponsored by Running Warehouse also returns for each Tour stop with a chance to win running shoes or gear.”

Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015 Events

The total prize purse for the above Tour events exceeds $80,000 plus $7500 for the Grand Prix purse. Per Tour event per gender, the top 6 will score points (10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1) with the top 4 scorers earning Grand Prix money ($2000, $1000, $500 and $250).

The Running Warehouse “Pick-the-Winner” online contest will again offer direct fan engagement at each Tour stop. HOW IT WORKS: the person who picks the men’s or women’s winner at a Tour event and predicts the closest winning time will be awarded running shoes or gear.

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About Bring Back the Mile
The Mile holds a special place in Track & Field and beyond because no running distance, or field event for that matter, has the history, the appeal, the “magic” of the Mile. The first sub-4 minute Mile by Great Britain’s Roger Bannister in 1954 is regarded as the greatest individual athletic achievement of the 20th century (see Forbes November 18, 2005 article HERE), and no other event has produced an equivalent of the coveted and recognized sub-4 minute Mile standard in the sport, in the media or in the public’s mind.

The Bring Back the Mile mission is: To return the Mile to prominence on the American sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a national movement.

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Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

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