Half Marathon Prize Money

1st place Male and Female – $1,000 each
2nd place Male and Female – $500 each
3rd place Male and Female – $250 each

Bonus of $1,000 for the first athlete that breaks the half marathon course record for men or women.

All prize money awards are based on gun times.

NOTE: U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens must furnish their Social Security Numbers or 31% of their prize money must be withheld. Nonresident Aliens must have 30% of prize money withheld unless their country has a tax treaty with the United States. Non-California residents will have California State withholding tax withheld for payments over $1,000.


Half Marathon Eligibility

To be eligible for elite entry or prize money, an athlete must:

  • Not be currently serving a suspension for use of a banned substance
  • Have never served a ban for use of performance-enhancing drugs
  • Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who ever served a ban for use of performance-enhancing drugs during their own athletic career
  • 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*
  • Have run the following time or under in the past two years:
    • Complimentary entry consideration:
      • Male – 1:08:00
      • Female – 1:20:00
    • Seeded Bib # consideration:
      • Male – 1:12:00
      • Female – 1:24:00


*Athletes who participate in this competition are subject to formal drug testing in accordance with USA Track and Field and IAAF Rule 55. Athletes found positive for banned substances, or who refuse the test will be disqualified from this event and will be ineligible for future competitions. Some prescription and over-the-counter medications contain banned substances. Call the USO Drug Hotline at 800/233-0393 for information regarding drugs and for testing.


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