Event Information: Prize Money

Prize money structure for 2015 B.A.A. Distance Medley events

Overall/Open Division - Men & Women

PLACEB.A.A. 5KB.A.A. 10KB.A.A. Half Marathon
1 $7,500 $10,000 $10,000
2 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000
3 $2,500 $3,000 $4,000
4 $1,500 $1,500 $2,500
5 $1,000 $1,000 $1,200
6 $750 $750 $1,000
7 $600 $500 $600
8 $400 $400 $500
9 $300 $300 $300
10 $200 $200 $200

Masters divisionB.A.A. 5KB.A.A. 10KB.A.A. Half Marathon
1 $300 $300 $300
2 $200 $200 $200
3 $100 $100 $100

PUSH RIM WHEELCHAIR DIVISIONB.A.A. 5KB.A.A. 10KB.A.A. Half Marathon
1 $300 $500 $500
2 $200 $300 $300
3 $100 $200 $200
   
TOTALSB.A.A. 5KB.A.A. 10KB.A.A. Half Marathon
$39,900 $48,500 $55,800

2015 B.A.A. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

B.A.A. 5KBoston MarathonB.A.A. 10KB.A.A. Half Marathon
Saturday, April 18 Monday, April 20 Sunday, June 21 Sunday, October 11

BONUS INCENTIVES FOR TOP OVERALL FINISHES IN 2015 B.A.A. EVENTS *

  • Win three of the four events $50,000
  • Win two of the four events $20,000
  • Place in the top two in three of the four events $10,000
  • Place in the top three in three of the four events $5,000

* Includes finishes in the Boston Marathon. Only the single highest bonus will be awarded to a runner.

EVENT RECORD BONUSES

eVENT BONUSb.a.a. 5KB.A.A. 10KB.A.A. Half MarathonBoston Marathon
$5,000 $7,500 $10,000 $25,000 *

* Event Record bonuses in the Boston Marathon are provided through John Hancock’s sponsorship of the Boston Marathon.

B.A.A. 5K EVENT RECORDS

TIMENAMEYEAR
Male 13:22 Ben True (USA) 2015
Female 14:50 Molly Huddle (USA) 2015

B.A.A. 10K EVENT RECORDS

TIMENAMEYEAR
Male 27:19 Geoffrey Mutai (KEN) 2011
Female 31:04 Mamitu Daska (ETH) 2014

B.A.A. HALF MARATHON EVENT RECORDS

TIMENAMEYEAR
Male 1:00:34 Lelisa Desisa (ETH) 2013
Female 1:08:20 Mamitu Daska (ETH) 2014

BOSTON MARATHON EVENT RECORDS

TIMENAMEYEAR
Male 2:03:02 Geoffrey Mutai (KEN) 2011
Female 2:18:57 Rita Jeptoo (KEN) 2014

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.