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Bring Back the Mile Announces Grand Prix Tour 2015 Events

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate and celebrate the storied distance, has announced the return of its grand prix tour that features 4 marquee events from across the country. The Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015, with more than $85,000 in guaranteed prize money, opens on Saturday, January 31 at the Camel City Mile, part of the Hilton Garden Innvitational collegiate track meet in Winston-Salem, N.C. The inaugural BBTM GP Tour in 2014 showcased six events with Jack Bolas and Heather Kampf taking the Tour titles.

“The BBTM Tour Grand Prix Tour 2015 will generate plenty of excitement as the best Milers will be competing at America’s top events for prize money, grand prix points and bragging rights,” said BBTM Founder Ryan Lamppa. “In addition, the popular Pick-the-Winner contest sponsored by Running Warehouse also returns for each Tour stop with a chance to win running shoes or gear.”

Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015 Events

- Camel City Mile, Winston-Salem, NC, January 31, $15,000 plus record bonuses
- Medtronic TC 1 Mile, Minneapolis, MN, May 14, $25,000 plus $10,000 course record bonus
- GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, Pittsburgh, PA, July 31, $20,000
- Minnesota Mile, Duluth, MN, September 13, $20,100

The total prize purse for the above Tour events exceeds $80,000 plus $7500 for the Grand Prix purse. Per Tour event per gender, the top 6 will score points (10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1) with the top 4 scorers earning Grand Prix money ($2000, $1000, $500 and $250).

The Running Warehouse “Pick-the-Winner” online contest will again offer direct fan engagement at each Tour stop. HOW IT WORKS: the person who picks the men’s or women’s winner at a Tour event and predicts the closest winning time will be awarded running shoes or gear.

Visit www.bringbackthemile.com/tour or contact media@bringbackthemile.com for more BBTM Grand Prix Tour news and information.

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