Dear Safety Man: just because you don't like something, doesn't make it automatically false. I've placed in the money several times at MRR and I can assure you that if you're *not* in the accepted elite field, you are not eligible for the prize purse. Period.
Safety Man wrote:
homeless dude in Santee wrote:
Incorrect. This race like many others now only pay prize money to eligible runners that are in the approved elite field. Rupp could show up on race day, enter, and win, and would be ineligible for prize money.
Why this trend started a few years ago I don’t know. But it’s büllshït. The girl from NY that was denied prize money at Boston 2018 because she wasn’t in the elite field is a prime example.
You're full of sh!t as there are more prizes (top 25 men and women) than there are elites, and that's before you count the ~100 age group and other awards. And it says nothing about prizes only being for elites, just that top places are based on gun time.https://www.manchesterroadrace.com/Divisions&Awards.html