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Grant Erik Sam-pre-race

Some of the staff before the Liberty Mile, Grant Rauterkus, Erik Rauterkus and Sam Murrell.

Liberty Mile Logo


  • One mile road race that began in August, 2012.
  • Race is operated by the same company that operates the Pittsburgh Marathon, P3R.
  • Original course in Pittsburgh starting in the Strip District and ending Downtown. In 2013 the course was a "U" shape so fans could see both a start and finish. Plus, the bends were needed to meet standards for national championships.
  • Erik Rauterkus won the Just for Fun heat of the race in its first offering in August, 2012, with a time of 5:20.
  • Students and staff in Swim & Waterpolo Camp did this race, 60 strong, in 2012.
Goodie Bag

Goodie bag goes to the participants following the Liberty Mile. But, you have to go ask for it at the expo. Other vendors might provide some free samples too. Grant was excited to get his after the 2013 race.

Jordan visits-at-startline

Liberty Mile start area and a visit from Jordan McNamara to get the last-word psych-up.

Start-line-inflatable Liberty Mile

Start Line.

Summer Dreamers did the Liberty Mile
Pre-Liberty Mile-with start about to go up

Looking to the start line, still about to be erected, at the Liberty Mile with Summer Dreamers in blue t-shirts with New Balance and Elite Runners and Walkers sponsors on back.


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News in 2015[]

News in 2014[]

GNC Live Well Liberty Mile Champion Heather Kampf Returns to Steel City[]


Friday, August 1, 2014 event features new American Pro Mile with a $20,000 guaranteed prize purse; fourth stop on Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014

The 2014 GNC Live Well Liberty Mile returns to downtown Pittsburgh on Friday evening, August 1, 2014, with two-time defending champion Heather Kampf of Team USA Minnesota. Featuring a new American Development Program Pro Mile at the third edition of the race, professionals will compete for $20,000 in guaranteed prize money with each race champion taking home with $4,000.

The American Development Program Pro Mile is the second of three events this year in Pittsburgh’s inaugural American Development Program that offers exposure and incentives to America’s best runners. The program kicked off with the 6th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon on May 4 and culminates with the 2nd EQT Pittsburgh 10-Miler on November 9.

“At the 3rd GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, we will showcase the middle distance part of the American Development Program with an exclusive heat for America’s top Milers,” said Patrice Matamoros, CEO of Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. “America has some of the best Milers in the world, and it is always a thrilling race for the fans. With the 2016 Rio Olympics approaching, this race provides another opportunity for Olympic hopefuls to compete in a world-class event and elevate their careers.”

Last year, Kampf won her second GNC Live Well Liberty Mile crown, clocking a time of 4 minutes, 32 seconds, while Macklin Chaffee edged out Jordan McNamara of Oregon Track Club Elite in a photo finish, both timed in at 4:01.

The race offers something for everyone with 6-waves ranging from beginners to professional Milers who are capable of breaking the coveted 4 minute barrier. The fast and flat USATF-certified course will take participants through downtown Pittsburgh for a memorable evening Mile race. The event will also award an overall prize purse of more than $25,000, the third largest for U.S. road Miles.

The GNC Live Well Liberty Mile is also the fourth stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014, and the top 6 at each Tour event will score grand prix points (10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1). The total prize purse for the six Tour events exceeds $85,000 plus $7,500 for the Grand Prix purse (top 4 point scorers).

For more event information, visit http://LibertyMile.org. A complete list of professional athletes will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information about the American Development Program, go to: PittsburghMarathon.com/American_Development_Program.


Liberty Mile artwork.



About the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile[]

Organized by Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile is Pittsburgh’s premier street race for all ages and abilities. The GNC Live Well Liberty Mile offers a $25,000 prize purse with $4000 for each American Pro Mile champion. The event is part of the 2014 Bring Back the Mile Tour.

About Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc.

Liberty Mile T-2014

2014 T-shirt

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes the love of long-distance running and enhances community involvement in fitness activities through high quality events, such as the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, GNC Live Liberty Mile and EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler that are open to a wide variety of ages and ability levels.

- See more at: http://www.pittsburghmarathon.com/News-GNC-Live-Well-Liberty-Mile-Champion-Heather-Kampf-Returns-to-Steel-City#sthash.51bxedhC.dpuf

Liberty Mile support 2012

Helpers and supporters from the Pittsburgh Marathon who have given great aid to the students with the Swim & Water Polo Camp since 2012's first Liberty Mile held in August in Pittsburgh.