November 28, 2017
PITTSBURGH – For the first time, the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, part of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events organized by P3R, will double as the USA Half Marathon Championships. The nation’s best runners will descend on the City of Champions on Sunday, May 6, 2018 to compete for an event record prize purse totaling $85,000.
The top 15 finishers in the male and female open divisions will earn guaranteed prize money, including a record $15,000 each for the male and female national champions. There will also be an opportunity to earn additional money through performance time and record bonuses.
2018 USA Half Marathon Championships Prize Money – Total of $85,000
Male and Female Athletes
1st Place$15,0009th Place$900 2nd Place$8,00010th Place$800 3rd Place$5,00011th Place$700 4th Place$3,00012th Place$600 5th Place$2,50013th Place$550 6th Place$2,00014th Place$500 7th Place$1,50015th Place$450 8th Place$1,000
2018 USA Half Marathon Championships Time Bonus Incentive – Not Cumulative
Male Athletes Female Athletes
Sub 1:05:00 $250 Sub 1:14:00 $250
Sub 1:04:00 $500 Sub 1:13:00 $500
Sub 1:03:00 $750 Sub 1:12:00 $750
Sub 1:02:00 $1,000 Sub 1:11:00 $1,000
Sub 1:01:00 $1,250 Sub 1:10:00 $1,250
U.S. Record (59:43) $5,000 U.S. Record (1:07:34) $5,000
The USA Half Marathon Championships are part of the USATF Running Circuit, a road race series featuring USATF Championships from one mile through the marathon. The series consistently attracts the best American distance runners with more than $500,000 to be awarded annually in total prize money. For more information about the USA Half Marathon Championships, visit USATF.org.
“In addition to the Championships, we will also celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon,” said Patrice Matamoros, P3R CEO. “Showcasing the Steel City to some of America’s best athletes at our world-class event is the ideal way to celebrate this milestone anniversary in 2018.”
For more information about the UPMC Health Plan Half Marathon and P3R, visit ThePittsburghMarathon.com.