BBTM GP Tour

The Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour is a series of the nation's best Mile events and top Mile athletes, presented in partnership with Running Warehouse. Learn more on the BBTM Tour page linked above in the top menu bar.

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Eccleston handles ups & downs to win Minnesota Mile

September 07, 2018

New pro Josh Kerr men's champion; fifth stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018 awards $17,000; Tour finale The Navy Mile on Sunday, September 30 in Washington, DC

By Jon Nowacki, Duluth News Tribune

Amanda Eccleston had never run the Minnesota Mile before, but she received a valuable piece of...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Minnesota Mile

September 06, 2018

5th stop on the BBTM GP Tour heads to Duluth, Minnesota with an event prize purse of $18,000; Team Competition added this year

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

The 12th edition of the Minnesota Mile in Duluth takes place on Friday evening, September 7 on a scenic closed loop course...

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Avila, Osika set Tennessee records at Ed Murphey Memphis Mile

August 26, 2018

BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018 fourth stop awards $19,500; next stop Minnesota Mile on Friday, September 7

By Taylor Dutch, Runner's World

The second annual Ed Murphey Memphis Mile saw two Tennessee records fall under the lights Saturday night at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis. Both...

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Meet the Miler: Craig Engels

August 24, 2018

NIKE Oregon Project athlete returns to the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll on Saturday evening to defend his Ed Murphey Memphis Mile title

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

Craig Engels has been described as a wanderer. He has displayed one of the best mullets (and mustaches) that you'll come...

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Osika, Domanic Win 7th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

July 20, 2018

Evening downtown Pittsburgh road race offered a $30,000 prize purse; third stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018

From P3R

PITTSBURGH –  At the 7th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile on Friday evening in downtown Pittsburgh, the pro races ended in two thrilling finishes as Shannon Osika of Ann Arbor,...

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Meet the Miler: Amanda Eccleston

July 18, 2018

Brooks-sponsored athlete returning to racing action at the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, third stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

Amanda Eccleston is perhaps best known for her heartbreaking 4th place finish at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials 1500 meters,...

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Ed Murphey Memphis Mile Joins Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2018

July 16, 2018

5th Tour edition features 6 stops offering a guaranteed Tour prize purse of $135,000; Running Warehouse’s fan engagement online contest at each Tour event

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate & celebrate the iconic distance, has announced that the Ed...

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2018 GNC Live Well Liberty Mile Attracts Its Deepest Field

July 12, 2018

Six sub-4:30 minute women’s Milers, 10 sub-4 minute men’s Milers to compete for $25,000 Open purse with $5000 for each race champion on Friday evening, July 20 in downtown Pittsburgh; third stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018

From P3R

PITTSBURGH – The GNC Live Well Liberty Mile on Friday...

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Catching Up with Ben Blankenship

July 11, 2018

I can't wait to return to the Liberty Mile! From the course to the crowd, the event management team and sponsors to my competitors, it is always one of the highlights of my racing season. Pittsburgh is a great place to run.

From GNC

Rio Olympian Ben Blankenship is a current co-world record...

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Defending Champ Ben Blankenship, Top U.S. Miler Amanda Eccleston Headline GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

July 05, 2018

Friday, July 20 night time Mile race in The City of Champions offers a $30,000 prize purse; third stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018

From P3R

PITTSBURGH – Defending champion Ben Blankenship and top U.S. Miler Amanda Eccleston headline a deep field of professional runners at this year’s GNC...

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