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Elite Prize Purse Announced for 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend

09/04/2014
HOUSTON (September 3, 2014) - The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) announced on Wednesday the elite prize purse for the 2015 MarathonGuide.com is committed to supporting the marathon distance and American athletes." said MarathonGuide.com President John Elliott. "We are glad to be able to help provide this opportunity for American runners to chase their Olympic Trials qualifying goals at one of the fastest and most runner-friendly races in the country. We hope the offer of entry, lodging and possible bonus will enable more runners to compete at the race and reach the standard." Following are the detailed prize money categories: Marathon prize money (Equal for men and women) 1 - $40,000 2 - $20,000 3 - $10,000 4 - $6,000 5 - $4,000 6 - $3,000 7 - $2,000 Course record bonus - $15,000 Top American Male and Female - $5,000 Masters (40+) 1 - $1,500 2 - $1,000 3 - $500 Local Athletes (Local invited runners must be able to prove permanent residence in one of 19 counties surrounding Houston.) 1 - $500 2 - $350 3 - $150 Local Masters 40-49 - $250 50-59 - $125 60-69 - $125 70-79 - $125 Half Marathon prize money (Equal for men and women) 1 - $12,000 2 - $10,000 3 - $7,000 4 - $5,000 5 - $3,000 6 - $2,000 7 - $1,000 8 - $750 9 - $500 10 - $250 Time Bonus Incentives Men Sub 1:05, Women Sub 1:14 - $250 Men Sub 1:04, Women Sub 1:13 - $500 Men Sub 1:03, Women Sub 1:12 - $750 Men Sub 1:02, Women Sub 1:11 - $1,000 Men Sub 1:01, Women Sub 1:10 - $1,250 US Record - $5,000 Masters (40+) 1 - $1,000 Local Athletes (Local invited runners must be able to prove permanent residence in one of 19 counties surrounding Houston.) 1 - $250 2 - $150 3 - $100 Local Masters 40-49 - $150 50-59 - $75 60-69 - $75 70-79 - $75 For complete information on the 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and USA Half Marathon Championships prize purse, please visit http://www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com/Races/EliteAthletes.cfm

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