Prize Money

New York Road Runners is committed to supporting professional, elite, and local elite athletes by offering more than $900,000 in prize money annually. Below is the prize money structure for the 2018 race calendar. Athletes must meet the criteria listed to the right to be eligible.

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Prize Money Eligibility Rules

  • Athletes who have been suspended for doping by a governing body are not eligible to participate in, and should not apply for entry in, NYRR races. Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed by the NYRR Race Director.
  • Prize money for Open Division & NYRR Member top men/women will be determined by gun time. NYRR Member 40+ and 50+ age-graded as well as NYRR Team prize money will be determined by net time.
  • To qualify for NYRR member prize money, an individual must be a member of NYRR for at least six months prior to the race date unless otherwise noted.
  • There is no membership requirement for open prize money and bonuses.
  • Unless otherwise noted, runners with multiple means of eligibility will be awarded the highest prize money amount only.
  • New York City borough residence is determined by ZIP code. To be eligible for borough-specific prize money, a runner must update his or her address in My NYRR at the time of registration for the race. A copy of a New York driver’s license, a New York state ID card, or a current bill (within 60 days of the event) with address imprinted is required to verify borough residency before prize money will be distributed.