AlertRunners, take note: The start time of the NYRR 10K Spring Melt Down on March 29 is 9:00 a.m.

Prize Money

New York Road Runners is committed to supporting professional, elite and local elite athletes by offering more than $900,000 in prize money annually. Below is the prize money structure for the 2014 race calendar. Athletes must meet the criteria listed to the right to be eligible.


Prize Money Eligibility Requirements (2014)

Athletes must meet the criteria listed below to be eligible for any 2014 NYRR Prize Money.

  • Athletes who have served a doping suspension of two months or longer are not eligible to receive prize or bonus money in NYRR races.
  • To quality for NYRR member prize money, an individual must be a member of NYRR for at least three months prior to the race date. unless otherwise noted.
  • There is no membership requirement for open prize money and bonuses.
  • Unless otherwise noted, runners with multiple eligibility will be awarded the highest prize money amount only.



Time Bonuses (2014)

The following races include time and course record bonuses. NYRR Membership is not required. Time Bonus limited to the top three finishers and Course Record Bonus limited to the top finisher to break the existing record

Event *Men's Time Bonus #Men's Event Record *Women's Time Bonus #Women's Event Record
Joe Kleinerman 10K 31:00 29:17 35:00 32.56
Washington Heights 5K 15:00 14:29 17:00 16:25
Scotland 10K Run 31:00 29:33 35:00 33:22
Portugal Day 5-Mile
(Men Only)
24:45 23:08 - -
Giant's 5K 14:45 15:47 17:00 18:34
Harlem 5K 14:45 14:49 17:00 16:41
Autism Speaks 4M 19:30 18:44 22:15 22:21
Grete's Great Gallop 1:08:45 1:02:56 1:16:30 1:12:33
Ted Corbitt 15K 47:45 47:19 53:30 50:50
*$100 to top three men and women to run under these times
#$100 to top male or female winner to break event record



NYRR Team Prize Money for Men and Women (2014)

The following races include team prize money: Brooklyn Half, Dash to the Finish 5k, Harlem 5k, and Grete’s Great Gallop.

1st $500
2nd $400
3rd $300
4th $200
5th $100
  • To qualify for NYRR team prize money, an individual must be a member of NYRR for at least three months prior to the race date.
  • All clubs with at least five declared male finishers or five declared female finishers are scored as teams.
  • A club’s finishing place in a scored race is determined by adding the finishing times of the scoring members.
  • The club with the lowest combined time is first, the club with the second-lowest combined time is second, and so on.
  • Results are official 30 days after the event.
  • Please see the Local Competitive / Running Clubs page for more details.