Pro Athletes | Liberty Mile

Pro Athletes

Since its inception in 2008, P3R has consistently supported elite athlete development and now awards more than $150,000 to athletes during its calendar of events, including the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, GNC Live Well Liberty Mile and EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. 

P3R's American Development Program is an initiative designed to increase exposure and racing opportunities for emerging American professional runners for more information about the program visit

American Development Pro Mile Standards

America’s fastest milers will compete for a $30,000 prize purse at this year’s GNC Live Well Liberty Mile. To compete for the prize purse and qualify as a seeded runner, a URL must be provided with race results meeting the following requirements:

Seeded Male - 4:01:00 or faster for a mile on the track (or 3:43.7 or faster for 1500m) from 2016 to present day
Seeded Female - 4:45:00 or faster for a mile on the track (or 4:25.4 or faster for 1500m) from 2016 to present day

If you (or an athlete you represent) meet the above criteria and would like to be considered for invitation to the professional field, please email Elite Athlete Program Coordinator Ryan Hogan at Please allow up to five business days for a response.

Prize Purse

Click here to view the 2018 GNC Live Well Liberty Mile prize purse. 

Event Records

  • Men's Event Record: 3:59, set by Craig Miller in 2012 and Jordan McNamara in 2015
  • Women's Event Record: 4:32, set by Heather Kampf in 2013

Bring Back the Mile Tour

The 2018 GNC Live Well Liberty Mile was part of the 2018 Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour, which offers a $10,000 prize purse for the top-placing athletes in the year-long series.


Drug Policy

P3R has a zero tolerance drug policy. To be eligible for elite entry or the prize purse at any P3R event, an athlete must:

  • Not be currently serving a suspension for use of a banned substance*
  • Not have ever served a ban for use of performance enhancing drugs*+
  • Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who have had 2 or more athletes receive such suspensions in the previous 4 years (from the current year’s race date)*
  • Provide proper documentation proving they are eligible for prize money (form W-9, W-8ECI or W-8BEN)
  • Consent to random drug testing according to the standards and procedures of USATF, USADA and WADA

*A list of athletes who have received a sanction for a doping violation under the athlete’s international federation rules and/or the USOC Anti-Doping Policies can be found here: and 

+ Unless otherwise agreed by the P3R Games Committee