Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Prize Purse
All values are in CDN $.
All prize money is restricted to the athletes in the elite field unless indicated otherwise.
Elite Runner Community Challenge
The 2018 Ottawa 10k is introducing a new team format that will give 16 professional/elite runners the opportunity to compete for a prize purse of over $60,000, while supporting local community organizations.
Four community organizations in Ottawa will be drafting teams of 4 runners who will run to win prize money for themselves, and charity dollars for the organization!
The teams will be picked from 3 pools of runners:
- Group 1: 7 Invited IAAF gold label women
- Group 2: 7 Invited IAAF gold label men
- Group 3: 2 “wildcard” athletes from the registered elite field (no restriction on men vs. women).
In addition to the prize purse, athletes will also receive prize money based on when they get drafted e.g., the first athlete to be drafted receives $4,000, the second $3,000, down to $500.
The four teams of four runners (16 runners total) will compete in the Ottawa 10k as part of the elite field and are eligible for all applicable prizes, except the Ottawa 10k open prize money.
The women’s elite field will get a head start time that will be announced in April.
Teams will be scored and win the team competition purses based on their finishing position against the other team runners, regardless of gender. Cross-country running style scoring will be used.
The winning team will win $2,000 to be split evenly between the four athletes, in addition to individual prizes based on their finishing positions.
Individual team member prizes
The following prize purse will be awarded to team members based on their placement:
1st – $10,000.00
2nd – $8,000.00
3rd – $7,000.00
4th – $6,000.00
5th – $5,000.00
6th – $4,000.00
7th – $3,000.00
8th – $2,000.00
9th – $1,500.00
10th – $1,400.00
11th – $1,300.00
12th – $1,200.00
13th – $1,100.00
14th – $1,000.00
15th – $1,000.00
16th – $1,000.00
The four community organizations will win the following amount based on their teams’ performance.
1st – $3,000
2nd – $1,500
3rd – $500
4th – Will not be invited back in 2019
Canadian 10K Championships
The Ottawa 10k is the host of Athletics Canada’s Canadian 10K Road Race Championships. In order to qualify for the Canadian 10K Championship prize money, the athletes must be Canadian citizens, members of Athletics Canada and registered as elite runners.
The following prize purse is available for both the men and women’s field
1st – $3,000.00
2nd – $1,500.00
3rd – $1,000.00
4th – $750.00
5th – $500.00
6th – $400.00
7th – $300.00
8th – $200.00
Canadian Masters National 10k Championships
The Ottawa 10K also hosts the Canadian Masters Athletics (CMA) National 10k Road Race Championships. The top three male and female Canadian resident in each 5-year Masters age group will be awarded CMA Championship medals while any non-Canadian residents who finishes in the top three in their age groups will receive duplicate non-Championship medals. The CMA age groups begin with ages 35-39 and continue to the age group of the oldest competitor. Pick up your medals at the CMA table on the plaza near City Hall after the race! See https//canadianmasters.ca/events/
Ottawa 10K Prize Money
Ottawa 10k prize money is open to any runners in the elite field that are NOT part of the Elite Runner Community Challenge. The top 3 men and women will get:
1st – $750.00
2nd – $500.00
3rd – $250.00
IPC classified prize money
This prize purse is open to all IPC classified competitors, not only Canadians. Prizes are reduced by 50% if runners’ times are not sub-40 minutes for men and sub-45 for women.
1st – $500.00
2nd – $250.00
3rd – $125.00
Ottawa 10K Masters Prize Money
Masters prize money is open to any runners in the elite field that are 40yrs and older. The top 3 men and women will get:
1st – $400.00
2nd – $200.00
3rd – $100.00
Ottawa 10K Course Record Bonus
If any runner in the elite field breaks the existing course record, they will win a bonus of $3,000.
Ottawa 10k Canadian Record Bonus
If a Canadian citizen in the elite field breaks the Canadian National record, they will win a bonus of $2,500.
The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend has been the host of Athletics Canada’s Canadian 10K Championships from 2015 to 2018, and Canadian Masters Athletics’ 10K Championships in 2017 and 2018!
Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon
Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon Open Prize money
The top male and female runners in the elite field will win:
1st – $40,000.00
2nd – $20,000.00
3rd – $10,000.00
4th – $5,000.00
5th – $4,000.00
6th – $3,000.00
7th – $2,000.00
8th – $1,500.00
9th – $1,000.00
10th – $500.00
Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon Canadian Prize money
Canadian prize money is open to any Canadian citizens in the elite field that run under 2:25 (men), 2:50 (women). The top 3 men and women will get:
1st – $5,000.00
2nd – $2,500.00
3rd – $1,000.00
Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon Masters Prize money
Masters prize money is open to any runners in the marathon that are 40 years and older. The top 3 men & women will get:
1st – $1,000.00
2nd – $700.00
3rd – $500.00
Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon Course Record Bonus
If any athlete in the elite field breaks the existing course record, they will win a bonus of $10,000.
|Men’s Record||2:06:54||Yemane Tsegay||2014|
|Women’s Record||2:24:31||Tigist Tufa||2014|
Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon Canadian Record Bonus
If a Canadian citizen in the elite field breaks the Canadian national record, they will win a bonus of $15,000.
|Men’s Record||2:10:09||Jerome Drayton||1975|
|Women’s Record||2:28:00||Lanni Marchant||2013|
Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon Canadian Time Bonus
Canadian citizens in the elite field are eligible to get the following time bonuses (non-cumulative):
|Men’s Times||Women’s Times||Time Bonus|
|Sub 2:11:30||Sub 2:30:00||$5,000.00|