April 09, 2021
This year, our ability to successfully execute the Drake Relays, the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships again and also the Virtual Grand Blue Mile with a standing LOC ready to host is deeply embedded in our culture.
By Bring Back the Mile
We recently had a chat with Blake Boldon, Franklin P....
March 23, 2021
Prakel, Lipari to defend titles in Des Moines on Wednesday, April 21; $15,000 prize purse available
From Drake Relays
Once again, Des Moines will host the USA Track & Field (USATF) 1 Mile Road Championships presented by Toyota, with some of the world's most elite runners competing for a...
December 22, 2020
Longstanding women’s U.S. indoor Mile record shattered; 11th U.S. high schooler sub-4; two outdoor Masters age group world records; COVID-19 causes cancelled events, limited racing year
By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile
The main storyline of 2020 was obviously the COVID-19 pandemic and its...
August 29, 2020
Three men go sub-4; Lipari sets national championship record
Report from USATF
DES MOINES, Iowa – At a rare 2020 USA Championship, thanks to the Drake Blue Oval Showcase presented by Mediacom, Sam Prakel and Emily Lipari won USATF 1 Mile Road Championship crowns, clocking 3 minutes, 58.3...
August 21, 2020
Drake Blue Oval Showcase presented by Mediacom hosts title tilt with stadium finish; $10,000 prize purse
From Drake Relays
Despite a four-month postponement, Des Moines will reprise its role as the host of the USA Track & Field 1 Mile Road Championship when the nation's best Milers compete...
August 04, 2020
Featuring a Rio Olympian, four USA Road Mile champions and four race champions, the virtual elite field hopes to inspire and motivate other race participants with their virtual Mile races
PITTSBURGH – Even though the make-up of the race is different this year, the 2020 Fleet Feet...
March 13, 2020
With a variety of Mile races for participants to choose from, the race has been named one of the “Most Iconic American Races” by Runner’s World; $28,000 prize purse
PITTSBURGH – The Fleet Feet Liberty Mile, downtown Pittsburgh’s only nighttime road race, will return on Friday, July...
February 20, 2020
Past national champions Hurt, Masters, Lipari & Kampf commit to 2020 race on Tuesday evening, April 21; $30,000 prize purse available
From Grand Blue Mile
DES MOINES, Iowa - Grand Blue Mile officials from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Drake Relays have announced the USA Track &...
October 16, 2019
Four Mile maniacs also win Tour presenting sponsor Running Warehouse $50 gift cards and BBTM swag
Bring Back the Mile, the campaign to elevate & celebrate the iconic distance, has announced the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 two "Best Moments" winners per gender. Click on the athlete name below for...
October 10, 2019
Win Tour presenting sponsor Running Warehouse $50 gift card and BBTM swag; enter today!
What were your favorite BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 moments? From the top 4 Tour “Mile Moments” of the Year per gender, your vote will help determine the top two Tour Moments. The winning moment athletes, who...
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