With 12 weeks until race day, the Missoula Marathon announced that it will add Olympic Trials qualifying bonuses to the prize money available at the 2019 Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon. In addition to the $10,000 prize purse and performance bonuses, athletes achieving the “A” or “B” qualifying standards for the 2020 USA Track & Field Olympic Marathon Trials will receive a $500 bonus payment.
According to race director Tony Banovich, “We recognize that a quite a number of athletes have already qualified for the 2020 Trials. At the same time, we know that many are still looking to achieve this goal. Since our race falls at the end of June – between the traditional spring and fall marathon seasons – we believe we offer a unique, mid-year qualifying opportunity.”
“We also know that many athletes make significant financial sacrifices to “chase the dream” of qualifying for the Olympic Trials,” added Banovich. “We’re thrilled that we are able to provide some resources to help these athletes as they continue their training and preparations for Atlanta.”
Athletes interested in being part of the Missoula Marathon or Half Marathon elite fields can contact the event’s elite athlete coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the Missoula Marathon prize money (and more) can be found at www.missoulamarathon.org.
About the Missoula Marathon: Located in the beautiful Big Sky Country of western Montana, the Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon take place on flat and fast courses. Runners can expect cool mornings with low humidity – ideal racing conditions. The Missoula Marathon was ranked as the #1 Marathon by The BibRave 100 for 2017 and 2018, while the Half Marathon was named a Top 20 Half Marathon in 2018. Runner’s World named the Missoula Marathon as a Top 10 Bucket List race in both 2018 and 2019. The race weekend is the signature event of Run Wild Missoula. The 2019 Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, June 30th, 2019.
General inquiries about the Missoula Marathon can be sent to race director Tony Banovich at email@example.com.