Boilermaker Boosts Prize Money
Apr. 10, 2013
April 10, 2013 (Utica, NY) - The Boilermaker Road Race announced an increase in prize money. The prize monies are spread among the male and female open, masters and top American categories. In all, the Prize Payout will rise by nearly $12,000 to an overall payout of over $57,000.
Two of the major changes are for First Place in the Open male/female Division rising from $6,000 to $7,000 and the Top American male/female going from $1,000 to $2,000.
There is an additional bonus of $1,000 to be awarded to the first open male/ female runner who breaks the current course record. The course records are 47:57 for females, 42:46 for males.
'We are confident this will act as a catalyst to draw the best in our sport to Utica' said Elite Running Coordinator Dick Mattia. 'In addition, we should see a real increase in the quality of American runners competing in the Boilermaker Road Race as well as helping to support the efforts nationally to compensate athletes who are training to compete globally representing the United States.