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Posted: February 28, 2017:  

Athletics: GNC Live Well Liberty Mile Returns to Pittsburgh on July 28

Friday night race offers one of the largest prize purses for a road mile in the country; event part of the 2017 Bring Back the Mile Tour

(PITTSBURGH) - Pittsburgh’s fastest nighttime road race, the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile returns on Friday, July 28. The 2017 race will feature six waves of runners starting with the recreational level and ending with professional athletes. America’s fastest milers will compete for a $30,000 prize purse, one of the largest prize purses in the country.

More than 2,000 runners of all ages and abilities are expected to register for the 2017 event. The USATF-certified, u-shaped course takes participants through the Cultural District in downtown Pittsburgh.

The American Development Pro Mile will feature $30,000 in guaranteed prize money with each race champion awarded $5,000. The GNC Live Well Liberty Mile is also part of the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2017.

Last year, Heather Kampf and Ben Blankenship won their American Development Pro races in 4:33 and 4:02, respectively. Kampf became a four-time Liberty Mile champion (also 2012-13 & 2015-16), while 2016 U.S. Olympian Blankenship won his first GNC Live Well Liberty Mile title in his Pittsburgh debut.

"This 1-mile road race gives participants the unique opportunity to feel the excitement of running down Liberty Avenue at nighttime and then watching the country’s top milers race to the finish line," said Patrice Matamoros, P3R CEO. "No matter one’s age or ability, this is an ideal fitness distance for everybody."

For more event information or to register, visit:

About the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

Organized by P3R, the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile is Pittsburgh’s premier street race for all ages and abilities and offers a $30,000 prize purse with $5000 for each American Pro Mile champion. The 6th edition is part of the Bring Back the Mile GP Tour 2017. Read more at:

FACEBOOK: LibertyMile TWITTER: @LibertyMile HASHTAG: #LibertyMile

About P3R

P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting the love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DSG Pittsburgh Marathon, we also run a variety of other high-quality races, events and health & fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy and active! Learn more at:

FACEBOOK: P3Revents TWITTER: @P3REvents.

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