Ten Mile Run Prize Money and Awards

Prize Money

Open Prize Money: A total of $41,000 in prize money, plus a possible $3,500 in bonuses was awarded in 2014 in equal amounts to the top 10 international men and women as detailed below. Time bonuses of $1000 for 1st sub-46:00 male; $750 for 2nd sub-46:00, $1000 for 1st sub-52:00 female; $750 for 2nd sub-52:00 female. The Open prize purse is expected to increase slightly for 2015. Full details of the 2015 prize purse will be posted here when they become available. We are leaving up the 2014 prize money details for the moment to give runners a sense of what the purse will generally look like.

Prize Money for the U.S. Men's and Women's 10 Mile Championship, Presented by America's Credit Unions:  It has not yet been determined if the Credit Union Cherry Blossom will serve as the 10 Mile Championship in 2015. That decision should be made soon and will be posted here as soon as it becomes available. A total of $28,800 in prize money was awarded in 2014 to the top 10 U.S. men and women as detailed below. "Double dipping" is permitted, so anyone finishing in the top 10 overall and in the top 10 among U.S. runners may collect both the open and the U.S. awards. There is also a $2,500 American Record bonus (fastest time beating the U.S. men's 10 mile record of 46:13 or the U.S. women's only 10 mile record of 54:38).

The Washington Metropolitan Area Team Championship Division offers $1,000 to the first place men's team and the first place women's team. Teams can be drawn from Running Club Store Teams or Running Club Teams.
 The PRRO Circuit Championship bonus of $10,000 will be paid to any runner winning any one of the following races – The 2014 Boilermaker 15K in Utica, NY, 2015 World’s Best 10K, the 2015 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile, the 2015 Lilac Bloomsday 12K, or the 2015 Peachtree Road Race 10K - plus the PRRO Championship Race. (The bonus will be split if a man and woman accomplish the feat in the same cycle.)

2014 International Prize Structure
Place Men Women
1st $8000 $8000
2nd $4500 $4500
3rd $2000 $2000
4th $1500 $1500
5th $1000 $1000
6th $900 $900
7th $800 $800
8th $700 $700
9th $600 $600
10th $500 $500

2014 U.S. Championship Prize Structure
"Double-dipping" is allowed with International Prize Money
Place Men Women
1st $5000 $5000
2nd $2500 $2500
3rd $2000 $2000
4th $1500 $1500
5th $1000 $1000
6th $800 $800
7th $600 $600
8th $500 $500
9th $300 $300
10th $200 $200


2014 Team Prize Structure
Place Men Women
1st Local $1000 $1000



Awards will be given to the first 25 men and women in 2014. A trip to the PRRO Race of Champions at the 2014 Peachtree 10K in Atlanta, GA will be awarded to the first local man and woman.

The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 10:15 A.M. on the Washington Monument Grounds with random prizes. At approximately 10:30 A.M. the following awards will be given out. 10-Mile: Top 25 open male and female runners (including prize money to the top 10 overall finishers and the top 3 U.S. finishers who finish in the top 15); the male and female push-rim wheelchair athletes; and the top local male and female. 5K Run-Walk: Top male and female. (These are the only awards in the 5K Run-Walk.)

Prizes will be given in age groups as outlined below, but due to problems created by unauthorized number switching, we will not give out age-group awards at the race day awards ceremony. Age group awards will be mailed out two weeks after the results are declared final on April 30.

2014 Awards Structure
# Awards (M&W)
Open 25
Local 1
Wheelchair 3
19 & under 3
20-24 5
25-29 5
30-34 5
35-39 5
40-44 5
45-49 5
50-54 5
55-59 5
60-64 5
65-69 5
70-74 5
75-79 3
80+ 1

PRRO Race of Champions - Local Prize

The first place local man and woman will win trips to the 2014 PRRO Race of Champions at the AJC Peachtree Road Race 10K in Atlanta, GA on July 4, 2014. Local is defined as a person domiciled for at least the past two months in Washington, D.C.; Montgomery, Prince George’s or Howard counties in Maryland; Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William or Loudoun counties in Virginia; and Alexandria or Fairfax cities in Virginia.