PRIZE MONEY

  • Prize money at the Boston Marathon is equally distributed amongst men and women in the Open, Masters, and Push Rim Wheelchair Division. 
  • See below for prize money breakdown:
Place Open Division Push Rim Wheelchair Division Masters Division
1st $150,000 $20,000 $10,000
2nd $75,000 $10,000 $5,000
3rd $40,000 $5,000 $2,500
4th $25,000 $2,500 $1,500
5th $15,000 $1,250 $1,000
6th $12,000 $900  
7th $9,000 $800  
8th $7,400 $700  
9th $5,700 $600  
10th $4,200 $500  
11th $2,600    
12th $2,100    
13th $1,800    
14th $1,700    
15th $1,500    
       
TOTAL $706,000 $84,500 $40,000
       
GRAND TOTAL $830,500    
ELITE WOMEN START
  • 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.
BONUS PRIZE MONEY
  • Bonus prize money is equally distributed amongst men and women.
World Best $50,000
Course Record $25,000
Masters World Best $10,000
Masters Course Record $7,500
Push Rim Wheelchair World Best $10,000
Push Rim Wheelchair Course Record $7,500
AGE GROUP AWARDS
  • Age group awards will be given to the top 3 in each division. 
  • Awards are courtesy of Long’s Jewelers.