USATF 1 Mile Championship – info and athlete recruitment

In preparation for the USATF 1 Mile Championships in Des Moines, we are looking for women to join us in the Grand Blue Mile on Tuesday, April 23. We are especially interested in supporting athletes who can stay for a special women’s middle distance event at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee on Friday, April 26. Travel assistance and housing are available. The two days in Des Moines would allow athletes preparing for the USATF Championships in July the chance to become familiar with the city, the venue and more.

As a reminder to the Women’s LDR Committee and all others, here is the championship prize structure:
Grand Blue Mile Prize Purse – Men and Women (Total Purse = $25,000):
1st = $5,000
2nd = $2,500
3rd = $1,500
4th = $1,250
5th = $1,000
6th = $500
7th = $300
8th = $200
9th = $150
10th = $100
This event also features an event record bonus of $2,500, the record of 4:32.7 was set by Heather Kampf in 2014.

Interested athletes should contact Blake Boldon at
More information can be found at

(posted March 22, 2019)