U.S. Women's Ten Mile Championship, Presented by America's Credit Unions

U.S. Women's ChampionshipThe 2013 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run will serve as the host of the U.S. Women's Ten Mile Championship, Presented by America's Credit Unions. There will be an advance start for the elite women, providing the women an opportunity to compete for times that will be recognized as coming from a women’s-only race.

Prize Money

The U.S. Women's Championship will offer a prize purse of $14,400 for U.S. Women only. U.S. women will also be eligible to win open prize money based on their overall finish. There will also be a bonus of $2,500 offered to anyone who sets a new American record in a women's only race, bettering the current 54:38 mark set by the late Sally Meyerhoff in the 2009 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run.The Prize Money breakdown for U.S. women is as follows:

2013 U.S. Women's Championship Prize Structure
Place Women
1st $5000
2nd $2500
3rd $2000
4th $1500
5th $1000
6th $800
7th $600
8th $500
9th $300
10th $200

Double-dipping is permitted, so U.S. women placing in the top 10 overall can collect both open and U.S. women prize money:

Potential Payout for 2013 U.S. Women's Championship
Place Open Purse U.S. Women Potential payout for U.S woman in top 10 overall
1st $8000 $5000 $13,000
2nd $4500 $2500 $7000
3rd $2000 $2000 $4000
4th $1500 $1500 $3000
5th $1000 $1000 $2000
6th $900 $800 $1700
7th $800 $600 $1400
8th $700 $500 $1200
9th $600 $300 $900
10th $500 $200 $700
Total $20,500 $14,400 $34,900
       
Bonus for bettering U.S. women's only 10 mile record of 54:38: $2500

For details on all awards and prize money being offered at the 2013 Credit Union Cherry Blossom, visit Ten Mile Prize Money and Awards at http://www.cherryblossom.org/theraces/10mawards.php