Prize Money and Bonus Awards

The 2016 TCS New York City Marathon prize purse totals a guaranteed $803,000, with potential time bonuses. The men’s and women’s open runner champions will each receive $100,000.

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.


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)

*Athletes must 1) have USA citizenship; and 2) not be eligible to represent another country in international competition

 

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 awards, including team awards, an athlete must be a member of New York Road Runners since May 6, 2016, and must have completed at least six fully-scored races conducted by NYRR for the period November 5, 2015 through October 30, 2016. Fully-scored races are those in which every finisher is timed. Women competing in both the all-women’s professional race and mixed-gender open race are eligible for NYRR member prize money in 2016. Finish order based on gun time.
 

Wheelchair Division

The wheelchair division prize purse totals $103,000 plus time bonuses, one of the world’s largest marathon wheelchair division prize purses.

1st $15,000 5th $5,000
2nd $12,000 6th $2,000
3rd $10,000 7th $1,000
4th $6,000 8th $500
 
Total = $103,000 ($51,500 men, $51,500 women)
 

 

Time Bonuses

Time bonuses are limited to top five men and women; only the highest eligiblity 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 6, 2016, and must have completed at least six fully scored races conducted by NYRR for the period November 5, 2015 through October 30, 2016. Fully scored races are those in which every finisher is timed.
 

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.