December 3, 2014
LOS ANGELES (November 25) —LA MARATHON LLC and USA Track & Field announce today the breakdown of the $150,000 total prize purse for Americans competing in the 2015 USATF Marathon Championships, which will take place on March 15, 2015 as an integral part of the annual ASICS LA Marathon. American runners vying for the Championship will also be eligible for the $110,000 prize purse that is awarded to the overall winners of the ASICS LA Marathon.
The USATF Marathon Championships were last held in Los Angeles in 1994 for men, when Paul Pilkington ran 2:12:13 to claim the national title. Both men and women will compete in the 2015 edition of the championships.
For the 2015 Championships, a total prize purse of $150,000 will be equally divided between American men and women for winning or placing in the top 15. The prize monies available are as follows:
4th: $ 7,000
5th: $ 5,000
6th; $ 4,000
7th: $ 3,000
8th: $ 2,000
9th: $ 1,000
10th: $ 750
11th: $ 650
12th: $ 550
13th: $ 450
14th: $ 350
15th: $ 250
Elites can qualify for the 2015 USATF Marathon Championships from August 1, 2013 through February 13, 2015 with the following times:
“A” Standard to Qualify for Championships
Men – 2:15:00
Women – 2:37:00
“B” Standard to Qualify for Championships
Men – 2:25:00
Women – 2:49:00
The 10 fastest men and the 10 fastest women who submit entries prior to January 15, 2015 will receive an elite benefit package, including:
- Domestic economy air ticket or car mileage reimbursement (@.50/mile)
- Up to three nights double occupancy at host hotel
- Elite hospitality package (elite pre-race dinner, use of elite hospitality suite, and race day hospitality)
- Ground transportation (airport, training runs, race day)
- Comp race entry
All other athletes qualifying for the 2015 USATF Marathon Championships will receive the elite hospitality package, ground transportation and a comp race entry.
About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country’s #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit www.usatf.org.
About LA Marathon LLC
LA MARATHON LLC, a subsidiary of McCourt Global, creates world-class experiences that ignite passion in athletes and connect communities through the transformative power of sports. The ASICS LA Marathon is among the largest marathons in the country with more than 25,000 participants, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of spectators. The “Stadium to the Sea” course, starting at Dodger Stadium and finishing near the Santa Monica Pier, is one of the most scenic in the world, taking runners on a tour of Los Angeles past every major landmark. LA MARATHON LLC will host the 2016 Olympic Team Trials for Men’s and Women’s Marathon, awarded by USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic Committee, which will take place in Los Angeles February 13, 2016. For more information, please visit www.lamarathon.com.