All prize money and Age Group awards will be based on rules described here. All prize money is based on Gun Time, start at 6:15 am. All Age Group awards are based on Chip Time, with start line available from 6:15 – 6:25 am.
Gun-time for all prize money awards — if you want to be eligible for overall top three and top masters award, start at 6:15.
All age-group awards are based on chip time, with start between 6:15 and 6:25.
No official 10k start allowed after 6:25.
RRCA Arizona State 10k Championships
Special RRCA Championship Medallions to the first place Men’s and Women’s finishers in Open, 40+, 50+, and 60+ Divisions.
TMC Tucson 10k Awards and Prize Money
Age Group Awards: All first, second, and third place in 5-year divisions from U-15 through 80+ will receive age group awards from the Running Shop: $25 for 1st, $20 for 2nd, and $10 for third.
All prize money winners are taken out of age group gift certificate awards. Thanks to the Running Shop for the gift cards.
Male and Female Open Prize Money
Master’s Prize Money (40-and-over) Male and Female
There are no awards for the 5k Fun Run and Walk
PRIZE MONEY RULES AND REGULATIONS
NOTE: Headphones are not allowed in prize money competition; prize money will not be given to runners wearing headphones.
NOTE: All prize money winners may be required to complete appropriate tax information in order to receive checks.
NOTE: A limited number of complimentary or discounted entries for elite athletes are available. Send running resume and ways you can add value to the race to the race director Randy Accetta at email@example.com.
NOTE: Prize money awards are based on “gun” starting time for overall and masters, and chip time for age group.
We follow the RRCA Fair Competition Policies. Following USATF and RRCA guidelines, the use of headphones in prize money races is prohibited — that is, prize money will not be distributed to runners wearing headphones in these events. We strongly discourage the use of headphones in all road race events. From USATF: “The following shall be considered assistance and therefore not allowed: . . . The visible possession or use by athletes of video, audio, or communications devices in the competition area [ . . .] those competing in Championships for awards, medals, or prize money may not use such devices . . . headphones remain banned for any athlete competing in a USA Championship . . .”While USA Track & Field is the governing body and issuer of rules for the sport of running, local event directors are encouraged to adopt these RRCA recommended policies to further support and promote fair competition for athletes, especially those competing for prize money and age group awards.
Prize Money Eligibility Policy
To be eligible for elite entry or prize purse an athlete must:
Not be currently serving a suspension issued by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) or the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for use of a banned substance
Not have ever served a ban issued by USADA or WADA for the use of performance enhancing drugs
Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who have had 2 or more athletes receiving such suspensions in the previous 4 years
Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who served a ban for use of performance enhancing drugs during their own athletic career*
Provide proper documentation proving they are eligible for prize money (form W-9, W-8ECI or W-8BEN)
Sign a statement attesting they are in compliance with USADA and WADA anti-doping regulations related to banned substance use and if issued a doping suspension or ban in the future, they will not be allowed back at the event for any reason
Consent to random drug testing according to the standards and procedures of USATF, USADA and WADA
Any athlete that believes they have been barred from the event or the opportunity to earn prize money at the event because of mistaken identity due to near or exact name of a person currently suspended, banned or previously banned, must submit documentation certified by a notary in advance to the race director or elite athlete coordinator of the event proving that they are not the same person identified as serving a suspension, ban or previous ban.
*Athletes have a duty to ensure they are represented by reputable coaches and agents and have a duty to consult the WADA list of athletes that are or have served a doping ban before signing with a coach or agent.