Record Prize Purse to be Awarded at 2018 USA Half Marathon Championships in Pittsburgh

November 28th, 2017

Guaranteed $85,000 payout plus time bonuses for U.S. runners in the City of Champions

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                                  $15,000                       9th Place                                 $900
2nd Place                                $8,000                         10th Place                               $800
3rd Place                                 $5,000                         11th Place                               $700
4th Place                                 $3,000                         12th Place                               $600
5th Place                                 $2,500                         13th Place                               $550
6th Place                                 $2,000                         14th Place                               $500
7th Place                                 $1,500                         15th 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

“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 once again 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

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About USA Track & Field (USATF)
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 #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:

About Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R)
P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting the love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, we also run a variety of other high-quality races, events and health & fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy and active! Read more at:

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Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc.

Record Prize Purse to be Awarded at 2018 USA Half Marathon Championships in Pittsburgh

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