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Inaugural The Navy Mile Ready to Run on October 4

September 01, 2015

Nation’s capital to celebrate Mile return with course on Pennsylvania Avenue; $14,600 prize purse to be awarded plus gift cards for top age group finishers

From The Navy Mile

Washington, DC – The Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue presented by USAA is a community celebration slated for Sunday, October 4, 2015. The inaugural event kicks off the United States Navy birthday week and supports the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Safe Harbor Foundation and Navy Memorial. There will be 15 heats with first heat taking off at 8:00am. The elite male heat will start at 11:15am and the female heat will take place at 11:30am.

The Navy Mile course start will be above 9th Street along Pennsylvania Avenue and will run down to 3rd Street and turn around to finish at the Navy Memorial just cross 7th Street. The only turn will be at 3rd Street.

During the period 1995 to 2004, Pennsylvania Avenue was the scene for the best Mile race in the nation’s capital city. In 1997 Robert Lotwis of Fairfax, Va., clocked 4:06.9 and Kristen Seabury of Washington recorded a 4:46.97. In 2002, John Itati of Kenya went sub-4 with his 3:58.7 win, while the following year Courtney Babcock of Chatham, Ontario lowered the women’s mark to 4:32.1. Those two best performances will be watched closely at this year’s event.

Age Group Awards
The top five female finishers and top five male finishers in each of the age groups below will receive Potomac River Running gift cards in these amounts:
1st place: $200, 2nd place: $125, 3rd place: $75, 4th place: $50 and 5th place: $25

Age categories: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89 and 90-plus

Wheelchair and Paralympic Awards
The top five wheelchair and the top five Paralympics finishers will receive Potomac River Running gift cards in these amounts:
1st place: $400, 2nd place: $300, 3rd place: $200, 4th place: $100 and 5th place: $50

Elite Awards
The top five Elite Male & Female runners will receive cash awards as follows:
Champion: $2500, runner-up: $1500, 3rd place: $1000, 4th place: $750 and 5th place: $500

The Elite Male qualifying time is 4:40 and the Elite Female time is 5:30.

Sea Cadet Team Awards
The top three Sea Cadet teams will take home the following cash prizes:
1st place: $500, 2nd place: $350 and 3rd place: $200

If you have the need for speed, elite inquires can be directed to George Banker at:

The Navy Mile is a BBTM Featured Event, showcasing the best Mile races across America.

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