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Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Events Offer $161,500 Prize Purse

06/14/2017

Twin Cities Marathon

The USATF 10 Mile Championships return to Minneapolis and St. Paul again this fall!

Twin Cities In Motion will host the championships in conjunction with the Medtronic TC 10 Mile and the 36th annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. The race is part of the USATF "Super Circuit."

Qualified professional and competitive runners with USA citizenship can race for $81,000 in prize money including men's and women's champions’ checks of $12,000 each. Recruitment for spots on the starting line of the October 1, 2017 event is underway.

The event will again feature a $10,000 Equalizer Bonus for the first USATF Champion – male or female – to cross the State Capitol grounds finish line. Women's championship runners will be given a specified head-start based on recent performances of the athletes in both fields.

Male athletes seeking entry into the championship field must have run 51:00 or faster for 10 miles in the past two years or have performances at other distances indicating an ability to complete 10 miles in that time.

Female athletes seeking entry into the championship field must have run 58:00 or faster for 10 miles in the past two years or have performances at other distances indicating an ability to complete 10 miles in that time.

Eligible athletes or their agents are invited to contact Professional Athlete Recruiter, Jim Estes. (Please include an up-to-date running resume.) Expect a response within five days.

Find additional information on the Medtronic TC 10 Mile Professional and Competitive Athletes webpage, including past results, media coverage, and payment policies.

2017 USATF Championships 10 Mile Prize Structure

Women's and Men's Place-winners

1st-place - $12,000
2nd-place - $10,000
3rd-place - $7,000
4th-place - $4,000
5th-place - $2,500
6th-place - $1,500
7th-place - $1,250
8th-place - $1,000
9th-place - $750
10th-place - $500

Women vs. Men Equalizer Bonus

$10,000

International Fields in Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon:  In addition to this year's USATF 10 Mile Championships, this year's Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, also on October 1, will host an international professional field and feature a prize purse of $69,500, plus bonuses.

Athletes wishing to obtain professional/elite/competitive status for the marathon must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Completion of a certified marathon in the previous two years satisfying the following time qualifications
  • Performance(s) in races shorter or longer than the marathon, clearly indicating an ability to complete a marathon satisfying the above time qualifications
  • Another significant qualification at the discretion of the Professional Recruiting Committee
Consideration for travel or other financial assistance requires additional qualifications and is only available in the open & wheeler categories. Contact a recruiter (below) to be considered for entry and support.

​Twin Cities in Motion Zero Tolerance Drug Policy
Twin Cities In Motion has a zero tolerance drug policy. Athletes who participate in TCM events are subject to drug testing conducted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Athletes with positive drug test results will forfeit any prize money and will be disqualified from the TCM event in which they participated.

Athletes who previously have been suspended for violations of the drug policies of USA Track & Field (USATF) or the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not be invited to TCM events and are not eligible for an elite number or any financial assistance.

Athletes are eligible to participate in TCM events and win prize money if they serve appropriate suspension time and can verify that they have completed all requirements and conditions for reinstatement by USATF or IAAF.​

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