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Event Information: Prize Money and Awards

Nearly $50,000 in prize money available for top finishers


  • Awards ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. on race day.
  • $48,500 will be distributed to the top 10 runners overall, the top three in the masters division, and the top three in the push rim wheelchair division.
  • Prize money awards are equal for men and women.
  • Prize money distribution is based upon gun time results for overall, masters division and push rim wheelchair division.
  • A review of the results will occur prior to the awards ceremony and prize money disbursements.
  • Decisions of the race referee and jury of appeal are final and cannot be contested.
  • Drug testing will be performed at the B.A.A. 10K (See below for full details)
  • Non-monetary awards will be presented on net time.

Place Open Division Masters* Push-Rim Wheelchair**
1st $10,000 $300 $500
2nd $5,000 $200 $300
3rd $3,000 $100 $200
4th $1,500
5th $1,000
6th $750
7th $500
8th $400
9th $300
10th $200

*Masters division competitors are defined as 40 years old and older. Masters division runners are eligible for both overall prize money awards and masters division prize money awards.
**Only push-rim wheelchair competitors are eligible for push-rim wheelchair prize money.



Bonuses for event record times established at B.A.A. Distance Medley events are as followed: 

  • $5,000 for the B.A.A. 5K
  • $7,500 for the B.A.A. 10K
  • $10,000 for the B.A.A. Half Marathon
  • $25,000 for Boston Marathon*

Bonus Incentives for Top Overall Finishes in B.A.A. Events**

  • Win three of the four events $50,000
  • Win two of the four events $20,000
  • Place in the top two in three of the four events $10,000
  • Place in the top three in three of the four events $5,000

*Boston Marathon event record bonuses will continue to be provided through John Hancock’s sponsorship of the Boston Marathon.
** Includes finishes in the Boston Marathon. Only the single highest bonus will be awarded to a runner.



The top three overall finishers and top three push rim wheelchair division finishers, along with the first, second, and third place finishers in the following age groups for both men and women will receive prizes: 12-14 years old, 15-19 years old, 20-24 years old, 25-29 years old, 30-34 years old, 35-39 years old, 40-44 years old, 45-49 years old, 50-54 years old, 55-59 years old, 60-64 years old, 65-69 years old, 70-74 years old, 75-79 years old, and 80 years old and older.

Age group award winners (scored by net time) will have an adidas gift card mailed to them following the race and after results have been verified.



The event will engage the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), in accordance with the International Standards of Doping Control, to test selected athletes who earn prize money. Athletes who participate in the B.A.A. 10K may be subject to drug testing in accordance with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Protocol for Olympic Movement Testing (USADA Protocol). USADA will be responsible for conducting comprehensive drug testing, as well as the adjudication of positive findings. Athletes with positive drug test results will have their cases adjudicated according to the USADA Protocol and will be penalized, if appropriate, according to applicable IAAF or World Anti-Doping Agency rules. Such penalties may include, but not be limited to, a period of ineligibility from competition, as well as disqualification from past competitions and cancellation of awards and prizes previously awarded. Any substance taken by an athlete is at his/her own risk and may results in a positive sample.

BEWARE: Some nutritional supplements, prescription, cold medicines and over-the-counter medications contain prohibited substances. For additional information regarding specific drugs and substances call the USADA Drug Reference Line at 1 (800) 233-0393, or visit or


All information above is subject to change at any time

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