Prize Money

Run for the Money

ELITE ATHLETES Based on the limited number of seeded race numbers in the IMT Des Moines Marathon races, waived race entry is based on athlete accomplishments and time of acceptance.

Athletes who wish to compete in the IMT Des Moines Marathon elite athlete program should contact John Tope, professional athlete director, directly at 303-931-2226 or ontherunus@comcast.net to initiate all elite athlete requests.

The athlete should be prepared to provide a current bio including supporting documentation that they can qualify to run within the established time standards set forth by the IMT DMM. Accepted athletes will receive a written lettering confirming their acceptance into the elite athlete field.

ASSISTANCE Private, unregistered pacers are not permitted in any of the races. ANY athlete on the course, who is being paced or receiving aid (water/gel) by another person who is NOT registered for that race, whether it be on foot, bicycle or motorized vehicle will result in disqualification. This restriction does not include seeded athletes sharing water bottles between themselves.

Athletes who participate in this competition may be subject to formal drug testing in accordance with USA Track & Field rules and IAAF rule 144. Information regarding drugs and drug testing may be obtained by calling the USOC Hot Line at 1-800-223-0393.

Time Standards

A limited edition of seeded race numbers are available for accepted athletes into the elite athlete field who have qualified for the following:

MARATHON DIVISION
MEN Under 2:20: eligible for waived seeded elite race number.
WOMEN Under 2:40: eligible for waived seeded elite number.
MEN 2:20 – 2:39: eligible for seeded elite race number.
WOMEN 2:40 – 2:59: eligible for seeded elite race umber.

HALF MARATHON DIVISION
MEN Under 1:09: eligible for waived seeded elite race number.
MEN Under 1:19 eligible for seeded elite race number.
WOMEN Under 1:20 eligible for waived seeded elite race number.
WOMEN Under 1:29 eligible for seeded elite race number.

Prize Money 

An athlete can be awarded prize money in only one category. The IMT DMM does not duplicate or double-dip overall and age division awards.

Prize money winners cannot qualify for age division awards, which are offered for the top 3 men and women in each age category starting and 14 and under up to 80 and over.

If a runner places in two prize money categories of equal value, prestige takes precedence. (Example: If runner qualifies 3rd in the marathon and as Top Iowan, he or she would be awarded 3rd in the marathon and the next Iowan to finish would receive Top Iowan.)

Cash awards and gift card awards are based on gun time, not chip time.

Runners must be officially registered for the race division they competed in, in order to qualify for any awards or cash prizes.

Scheels and/or Altra Running gift cards will be issued for the amount listed in the Half Marathon and for Top Iowan finishers in the Marathon.

* Overall awards including prize money and gift cards are not offered for the Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run or Principal 5K Road Race.

MARATHON DIVISION
Male and Female – cash awards.
1st place $2,500, 2nd place $1,000, 3rd place $500

$1,000 cash bonus for male & female winner if finish time is under 2:20 and 2:40, respectively.

$2,500 additional cash bonus for male & female winner setting new event record (see records below).

Master’s Male and Female – cash awards.
1st place $350, 2nd place $200

Iowan’s Male and Female – Scheels gift card awards.
1st place $100 gift card

HALF MARATHON DIVISION
Male and Female – Scheels gift card awards.
1st place $750, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $250

Master’s Male and Female – Scheels gift card awards.
1st place $200, 2nd place $100

Iowan’s Male and Female – Scheels gift card awards.
1st place – $50

Course Records

Course records are based on the fastest course time since the inception of the Des Moines Marathon in 2002 and continuing with the IMT Des Moines Marathon in 2006 regardless of course changes.

Marathon Male: 2:12:19, Phillip Lagat, Kenya – 2014.
Marathon Female: 2:32:38, Abnet Simegn, Ethiopia – 2014.
Masters Marathon Male: 2:37:14, Dave Johnson, USA – 2005.
Masters Marathon Female: 2:49:32, Tatyana Byelovol, Ukraine – 2011.
Marathon Male Iowa: 2:24:42, Marty Dalton, Earlham – 2008.
Marathon Female Iowa: 2:41:32, Robyn Friedman, Newton – 2009.

Half Marathon Male: 1:03:20, Samuel Ndereba,  Kenya – 2012.
Half Marathon Female:1:14:19, Jane Murage, Kenya – 2013.
Masters Half Marathon Male: 1:10:55, Keith Mulhollan, USA – 2011.
Masters Half Marathon Female: 1:22:48, Lisa Marshall, USA – 2010.
Half Marathon Male Iowa: 1:03:42, Antonio Vega, Des Moines – 2012.
Half Marathon Female Iowa: 1:18:26, Ashley Tollakson, Des Moines, IA 2011.

 

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