Bring Back The Mile Grand Prix Tour Announced

The Medtronic Twin Cities 1 Mile is the second stop on the 2014 BBTM GP Tour. Photo: Competitive Image / @CompImagePhoto

Inaugural grand prix tour includes six stops; total Tour prize purse exceeds $90,000.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance, has announced its grand prix tour that includes six events from across the country. The Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014 opens on Saturday, February 1 at the Camel City Indoor Mile, part of the Hilton Garden Innvitational collegiate track meet in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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“As we embark on our third year or Lap 3, the BBTM Tour Grand Prix Tour 2014 builds upon the success of last year’s inaugural promotional Tour as the top Milers will also score points at each 2014 Tour event and vie for a grand prix prize purse,” said BBTM Founder Ryan Lamppa. “In addition, before each Tour event, fans will be actively involved via the Pick-the-Winner contest with a chance to win a Running Warehouse $50 gift certificate. Put simply, the BBTM GP Tour 2014 will further elevate, celebrate the Mile, the athletes and the events.”

Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014

— Camel City Indoor Mile, Winston-Salem, NC, February 1, $5250 plus time bonuses
— Medtronic TC 1 Mile, Minneapolis, MN, May 8, $25,000 plus $10,000 course record bonus
— Ryan Shay Mile, Charlevoix, MI, July 26, $4000
— GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, Pittsburgh, PA, August 1, $19,900
— Michigan Mile, Flint, MI, August 22, $10,000
— Grandma’s Minnesota Mile, Duluth, MN, September 7, $20,100

The total prize purse for the above Tour events exceeds $84,000 plus $7500 for the Grand Prix purse. Per Tour event per gender, top 6 will score points (10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1) with the top 4 Grand Prix scorers earning GP money ($2000, $1000, $500 and $250).

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