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Mt. Olive Pickles announces $10,000 Road Mile World Record Bonus at 2024 Meck Mile

April 10, 2024

Inaugural event offers a $20,000 pro prize purse, going 6-deep per gender

From Charlotte Sports Foundation

Mt. Olive Pickles has announced an exciting sponsorship of the 2024 Meck Mile presented by Albemarle that includes a $10,000 bonus for a male and female runner that breaks the Road Mile...

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Dalquist, Edwards set Mile High Mile event records

July 29, 2023

Boulder Road Runners and the local community come together for a unique event of iconic distance on home turf

By Club News

BOULDER, Colo. – With electric energy from a roaring crowd, The Mile High Mile delivered plenty of excitement Saturday evening at the Fairview High School track. The...

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Howard, Anstey win Yakima Mile

July 01, 2023

Event record turnout for 4th edition; $29,200 prize purse awarded

Race summary from Luke Thompson, Yakima Herald-Republic & BBTM

YAKIMA, Wash. – The Yakima Mile turned into an impressive warmup for a Pasco runner headed to next week's USA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Marisa...

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Hiltz, Prakel win second USATF 1 Mile Road Championship titles

April 25, 2023

Hiltz sets event and USA Championship records at Grand Blue Mile; $27,500 prize purse awarded

From USATF

DES MOINES – It was an evening of big finishes in Des Moines on Tuesday evening, as Nikki Hiltz and Sam Prakel kicked to victory at the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships hosted by the 14th...

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Four past champions return to USATF 1 Mile Road Championships

April 11, 2023

Grand Blue Mile hosts national title tilt for seventh straight year; $25,000 prize purse with $5000 for each national champion

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The USA Track & Field 1 Mile Road Championships, hosted as part of the Grand Blue Mile presented by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue...

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Registration open for the 2023 Grand Blue Mile presented by Wellmark

February 14, 2023

Two-day flash sale $10 registration for 14th edition, a Midwest spring tradition

From Grand Blue Mile / Wellmark

Registration for the 2023 Grand Blue Mile presented by Wellmark Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® opens today with a two-day, $10 flash sale. Again, this year, registrants have the...

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Prakel defends Downtown Yakima Mile title with fastest time on Washington soil

July 02, 2022

Donaghu edges Camarena for women’s crown; 8 men sub-4 minutes; $35,000 in prize money awarded

Race summary from Yakima Herald-Republic & BBTM

YAKIMA, Wash. – For the third consecutive event, the Downtown Yakima Mile produced the fastest Mile on Washington soil. This time, Sam Prakel, who...

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Lipari, Ciattei win thrilling USATF 1 Mile Road titles at Grand Blue Mile

April 26, 2022

National championship race awards $25,000 with $5000 to each USA champion

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES — The Grand Blue Mile presented by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield returned to downtown Des Moines on a beautiful Tuesday evening, for the first time since 2019, and the event again hosted...

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Grand Blue Mile Fields Taking Shape for USATF 1 Mile Road Championships

April 23, 2022

Past race champions Murphy, Lipari, Follett returning to the streets of Des Moines; $25,000 prize purse with $5000 for each national champion

From Grand Blue Mile

DES MOINES - Grand Blue Mile officials from Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® and the Drake Relays presented by Xtream...

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USATF 1 Mile Road Championships return to Grand Blue Mile

April 04, 2022

Three past national champions, Clayton Murphy, Emily Lipari & Katie Follet, are early entrants; $25,000 national championships prize purse available

From Grand Blue Mile

DES MOINES - Grand Blue Mile officials from Wellmark Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® and Drake Relays presented by Xtream...

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