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Posted: November 28, 2017:  

Athletics: Record Prize Purse to be Awarded at 2018 USA Half Marathon Championships in Pittsburgh

Guaranteed $85,000 payout plus time bonuses for U.S. runners in the City of Champions

PITTSBURGH - For the first time, the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, part of the DICKíS Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events organized by P3R, will double as the USA Half Marathon Championships. The nationís best runners will descend on the City of Champions on Sunday, May 6, 2018 to compete for an event record prize purse totaling $85,000.

The top 15 finishers in the male and female open divisions will earn guaranteed prize money, including a record $15,000 each for the male and female national champions. There will also be an opportunity to earn additional money through performance time and record bonuses.

2018 USA Half Marathon Championships Prize Money - Total of $85,000

Male and Female Athletes

1st Place $15,000 9th Place $900 2nd Place $8,000 10th Place $800 3rd Place $5,000 11th Place $700 4th Place $3,000 12th Place $600 5th Place $2,500 13th Place $550 6th Place $2,000 14th Place $500 7th Place $1,500 15th Place $450 8th Place $1,000

2018 USA Half Marathon Championships Time Bonus Incentive - Not Cumulative
Male Athletes Female Athletes
Sub 1:05:00 $250 Sub 1:14:00 $250
Sub 1:04:00 $500 Sub 1:13:00 $500
Sub 1:03:00 $750 Sub 1:12:00 $750
Sub 1:02:00 $1,000 Sub 1:11:00 $1,000
Sub 1:01:00 $1,250 Sub 1:10:00 $1,250
U.S. Record (59:43) $5,000 U.S. Record (1:07:34) $5,000

The USA Half Marathon Championships are part of the USATF Running Circuit, a road race series featuring USATF Championships from one mile through the marathon. The series consistently attracts the best American distance runners with more than $500,000 to be awarded annually in total prize money. For more information about the USA Half Marathon Championships, visit

"In addition to the Championships, we will also celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the DICKíS Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon," said Patrice Matamoros, P3R CEO. "Showcasing the Steel City to some of Americaís best athletes at our world-class event is the ideal way to celebrate this milestone anniversary in 2018."

For more information about the UPMC Health Plan Half Marathon and P3R, visit About USA Track & Field (USATF) USATF is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit: About Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R)

P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting the love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DSG Pittsburgh Marathon, we also run a variety of other high-quality races, events, and health & fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nationís high-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy and active.

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