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Prize Money and Bonus Awards

The 2018 TCS New York City Marathon will offer a total guaranteed prize purse of $825,000—with potential time bonuses. 

All figures are in USD. All categories are for men and women unless otherwise noted. Time bonuses are awarded in excess of the guaranteed prize purse. 


2018 TCS New York City Marathon Prize Purse

Open Division

1st $100,000 6th $10,000
2nd $60,000 7th $7,500
3rd $40,000 8th $5,000
4th $25,000 9th $2,500
5th $15,000 10th $2,000
 

Total = $534,000 ($267,000 men, $267,000 women)

Only women competing in the all-women’s professional race are eligible for Open Division prize money; finish order based on gun time.


USA Division

1st $25,000
2nd $15,000
3rd $10,000
4th $5,000
5th $3,000
 
Total = $116,000 ($58,000 men, $58,000 women)

*To be eligible for USA Division prize money, an athlete must be a USA citizen on the date of the race and must present proof of citizenship, preferably a USA passport. Athletes from USA territories like Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John are eligible for USA Division prize money.

Only women competing in the all-women’s professional race are eligible for Open Division and USA Division prize money; finish order based on gun time.


Masters Division (age 40 and older; cumulative with Open Division amounts, if applicable)

1st $3,000
2nd $2,000
3rd $1,000
 

Total = $12,000 ($6,000 men, $6,000 women)

Women competing in either the all-women’s professional race or the mixed-gender race are eligible for masters prize money based on finish order as determined by gun time.


NYRR Member Division (cumulative with Open Division amounts, if applicable; see eligibility requirements below*)

  Open: Masters (40+): Teams:
1st $5,000 $500 $1,500
2nd $4,000 $250 $1,000
3rd $3,000 $150 $500
4th $2,000 $100  
5th $1,000    
 
Total = $38,000 ($19,000 men, $19,000 women)
 
*To be eligible for any NYRR Member Division awards, including team awards, an athlete must be a member of New York Road Runners since May 4, 2018, and must have completed at least six fully-scored races conducted by NYRR for the period November 6, 2017 through October 28, 2018. Fully-scored races are those in which every finisher is timed. NYRR virtual races do not count toward NYRR Member Division prize and bonus money eligibility. Women competing in the all-women’s professional race will be given priority for NYRR member prize money based on order of finish. If fewer than five eligible NYRR member women finish the all-women's professional race, NYRR member prize money will be awarded based on the combined finish order of women from the all-women's professional race and the mass race, instead. Finish order is based on gun time.
 

Wheelchair Division

1st $20,000 4th $8,000
2nd $15,000 5th $5,000
3rd $12,000 6th $2,500
 
Total = $125,000 ($62,500 men, $62,500 women)
 

2018 TCS New York City Marathon Time Bonuses

Time bonuses are limited to top five men and women; only the highest eligibility amount will be awarded.
 

Open Division (cumulative with all prizes listed above)

Men   Women  
sub-2:10:00 $10,000 sub-2:27:00 $10,000
sub-2:09:00 $15,000 sub-2:26:00 $15,000
sub-2:08:00 $25,000 sub-2:25:00 $25,000
sub-2:07:30 $30,000 sub-2:24:30 $30,000
sub-2:07:00 $35,000 sub-2:24:00 $35,000
sub-2:06:30 $40,000 sub-2:23:30 $40,000
sub-2:06:00* $45,000 sub-2:23:00* $45,000
sub-2:05:30* $50,000 sub-2:22:30* $50,000
 
*These bonuses are limited to the first two qualifying athletes, only; others will receive the next highest bonus on the table.
 

NYRR Member Division

Men   Women  
sub-2:20:00 $500 sub-2:43:00 $500
sub-2:19:00 $750 sub-2:42:00 $750
sub-2:18:00 $1,000 sub-2:41:00 $1,000
 
To be eligible for any NYRR member awards, including time bonuses, an individual must be a member of New York Road Runners since May 4, 2018, and must have completed at least six fully scored races conducted by NYRR for the period November 6, 2017 through October 28, 2018. Fully scored races are those in which every finisher is timed. NYRR virtual races do not count toward NYRR Member Division prize and bonus money eligibility.
 

Wheelchair Division

Men   Women  
sub-1:43:00*** $500 sub-2:05:00*** $500
sub-1:38:00** $1,000 sub-2:01:00** $1,000
sub-1:29:22* $7,500 sub-1:43:04* $7,500

*Course record, winner only; not cumulative with other bonus amounts.

**Limited to the top five qualifying athletes; not cumulative with other bonus amounts.

***Limited to the top eight qualifying athletes.