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Event Information: Prize Money and Awards

Prize Money and Age Group Awards

As principal sponsor, John Hancock Financial Services provided the first-ever prize money in 1986 and continues that tradition. The top finishers have received nearly $18.2 million in prize money and course-record bonuses over the past 30 years.

OVERALL/OPEN DIVISION

PLACEMENWOMENTOTALS
1 $150,000 $150,000  
2 75,000 75,000  
3 40,000 40,000  
4 25,000 25,000  
5 15,000 15,000  
6 12,000 12,000  
7 9,000 9,000  
8 7,400 7,400  
9 5,700 5,700  
10 4,200 4,200  
11 2,600 2,600  
12 2,100 2,100  
13 1,800 1,800  
14 1,700 1,700  
15 1,500 1,500  
 
TOTAL $353,000 $353,000 $706,000

MASTERS DIVISION

PLACEMENWOMENTOTALS
1 $10,000 $10,000  
2 5,000 5,000  
3 2,500 2,500  
4 1,500 1,500  
5 1,000 1,000  
 
TOTAL $20,000 $20,000 $40,000

 

The Boston Marathon includes a separate start for top female competitors. Performances from the Elite Women's Start (EWS) will be scored separately from women starting in the open field. Open and masters division women who consider themselves eligible for prize money in the Boston Marathon must declare themselves as a contestant for the EWS start. They may email ews@baa.org for further details on format, eligibility, regulations, and instructions. Race officials can assist in determining which start - EWS or 10:00 a.m. - is most appropriate. Prize money will be awarded to contestants in the EWS only. Women who choose not to start in the EWS waive the right to compete for prize money.

PUSH-RIM WHEELCHAIR DIVISION

PLACEMENWOMENTOTALS
1 $20,000 $20,000  
2 10,000 10,000  
3 5,000 5,000  
4 2,500 2,500  
5 1,250 1,250  
6 900 900  
7 800 800  
8 700 700  
9 600 600  
10 500 500  
 
TOTAL $42,250 $42,250 $84,500

 

GRAND TOTAL                  $830,500

 

BONUS PRIZE STRUCTURE

OVERALL/OPEN DIVISIONESTABLISHED BYBONUS
World Best*
Men 2:02:57 Dennis Kimetto, Kenya - BMW Berlin-Marathon (2014) $50,000
Women 2:15:25 Paula Radcliffe, England - London Marathon (2003) $50,000
   
Boston Marathon Course Record*
Men 2:03:02 Geoffrey Mutai, Kenya (2011) $25,000
Women 2:19:59 Buzunesh Deba, Ethiopia (2014) $25,000

 

MASTERS DIVISIONESTABLISHED BYBONUS
World Best*
Men 2:08:46 Andres Espinosa, Mexico - Berlin Marathon (2003) $10,000
Women 2:24:54 Irina Mikitenko, Russia - BMW Berlin-Marathon (2013) $10,000
   
Boston Marathon Course Record*
Men 2:11:04 John Campbell, New Zealand (1990) $7,500
Women 2:27:58 Firaya Sultanova-Zhdanova, Russia (2002) $7,500

 

PUSH-RIM WHEELCHAIR DIVISIONESTABLISHED BYBONUS
World Best*
Men 1:18:04 Marcel Hug, Switzerland- Boston Marathon (2017) $10,000
Women 1:28:17 Manuela Schar, Switzerland - Boston Marathon (2017) $10,000
 
Boston Marathon Course Record*
Men 1:18:04 Marcel Hug, Switzerland- Boston Marathon (2017) $7,500
Women 1:28:17 Manuela Schar, Switzerland - Boston Marathon (2017) $7,500

 

* As of April 2017

 

AGE GROUP AWARDS

Winners of the men’s and women’s divisions receive their olive wreath, medal, and Champion’s trophy at the victory stand from city and state dignitaries immediately after their finish. The top 10 overall men and women and the men’s and women’s wheelchair champions will receive their awards at the Official Race Awards Ceremony. Prize money for the men’s and women’s top 15 overall, top five 40-and-over, and top 10 push rim wheelchair divisions will be awarded based on gun time. All other divisions and age-group awards will be based on net time. Awards are courtesy of Long’s Jewelers.

RUNNERSMENWOMEN
Overall Top 10 Top 10
40-44 Top 3 Top 3
45-49 Top 3 Top 3
50-54 Top 3 Top 3
55-59 Top 3 Top 3
60-64 Top 3 Top 3
65-69 Top 3 Top 3
70-74 Top 3 Top 3
75-79 Top 3 Top 3
80+ Top 3 Top 3

PUSH-RIM WHEELCHAIRMENWOMEN
Open Top 5 Top 5
Quad-class Top Finisher Top Finisher

VISUALLY IMPAIREDMENWOMEN
Open Top 3 Top 3

TEAMSMENWOMEN
Open Champion Champion
40-and-over Champion Champion

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