We have a great up-front field in the TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon, including Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier Autumn Rey from TMC, and a whole group of former UA standouts, including national class runner Jennifer Bergman. Here is the prize money and gift certificates that they will be chasing . . .
The 2015 Half-Marathon Prize Money Structure:
• $100 to first overall male and $100 to first overall female; $50 to top overall Master’s (Over-40) male and female
• $200 to the top 5 males who break 1:11 and to the top 5 females who break 1:26
• $500 for course records. Current course records are Scott Smith’s 1:06:23 (2012) and Ariana Hilborn’s 1:21:19 (2013)
• $100 to first male and female member of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners
• Preem award of $100 to first male and female runner to the “A” on Sentinel Peak
**A-Mountain preem prize money is only given if the A-Mountain leader finishes the complete half-marathon in under 1:30 minutes for the man and 1:40 minutes for the woman
++ Runners who break the course record will receive $500, but not the additional $200
My wife says this is too complicated, but we are trying to reward performance and local running. So, as an example, if a man wins the race overall in 1:11:01 but is second to the “A” he will get $100. If the wining man is first man to the “A” and is also a member of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, he will win $300. As another example, if the female winner is a SAR member who is first to the top of the hill while breaking the course record, she will receive $750. When in doubt, join SAR!
All Age Group Winners and overall runners will receive a gift certificate to The Running Shop and a souvenir beer stein.
Here is the plan for the Half Marathon:
Overall 1 gc $60, Overall 2 gc $50, Overall 3 gc $40
Masters 1 gc $50
Age group 1 gc $35, TMC GMT beer stein
Age group 2 gc $25, TMC GMT beer stein
Age group 3 gc $20, TMC GMT beer stein
Here is the plan for the 5k:
Overall 1 gc $45, Overall 2 gc $35, Overall 3 gc $25
Masters 1 gc $35
Age group 1 gc $15, TMC GMT beer stein
Age group 2 gc $10, TMC GMT beer stein
Age group 3 gc TMC GMT beer stein