Awards/Elites

Elites Currently Registered

Click through to see the list of Elite Runners Currently Registered for the Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon.


Overall Awards Ceremonies

Overall awards ceremonies will be held as soon as possible after the top 3 runners in each event/division have crossed the line.  The Awards presentation will take place near the finish line.  Approximate times that the awards ceremonies would be expected to take place:

  • Overall Half Awards
    • Men – 7:15am
    • Women – 7:25am
  • Overall Full Awards
    • Men – 8:45am
    • Women – 9:05am

Age Division Awards

Custom awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in the following divisions:

  • 19 & under
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80+
Age group awards will be mailed to winners once results are final. Individuals placing first in their respective age division and setting an age group course record will receive an additional bonus of complimentary race entry for the following year. Age group awards will be awarded by chip time. Age group awards will be mailed once official race results have been verified. Please allow 1-2 weeks post-race for awards/prize money to be mailed out.

Missoula Marathon Prize Money

Marathon

CR Men 2:20:27 Women 2:46:52

  • 1st = $1000
  • 2nd = $500
  • 3rd = $300
  • Masters** 1st = $250
  • Both Men & Women

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Half Marathon

CR Men 1:06:21 Women 1:15:54

  • 1st = $1000
  • 2nd = $500
  • 3rd = $300
  • Masters** 1st = $250
  • Both Men & Women

$200 Bonus* for course record in Full or Half
$100 Award* for first Montanan (Current Resident)
$50 Award* for first Run Wild Missoula member

*Bonuses are in addition to placing award.
**Masters are athletes ages 40 and over on race day. Masters are also eligible for open prize money.
***Overall prizes and cash will be awarded based on gun time, not chip time.
****Prize money awards will be mailed once official race results have been verified. Please allow 1-2 weeks post-race for awards/prize money to be mailed out.

In addition, the Missoula Marathon will offer a $100 bonus for any runner achieving the following standards:

  • Marathon = Men – 2:30:00, Women – 3:00:00
  • Half Marathon = Men – 1:10:00, Women – 1:20:00
  • Note:  Only one Course Record bonus will be paid in any given race.  (i.e. if 3 women run faster than the existing half marathon record, only the winner will receive the course record bonus.  The 2nd and 3rd place finishers would still receive the $100 bonus for beating the time standard.)

Elite Athlete Application

To be considered for Elite Runner Status you must follow these steps:

  1. For the full marathon your PR finishing time must be at least 2:30 for men and 3:00 for women. (This time must have been achieved within the last two years) We do not offer Elite Runner Status in the master division.
  2. For the half marathon your PR finishing time must be at least 1:10 for men and 1:20 for women. (This time must have been achieved within the last two years) We do not offer Elite Runner Status in the master division.
  3. You must send a running resume to Tim Mosbacher at mosbachers@gmail.com. Include in this resume your age, gender, current address, email address, country of birth origin, whether or not you are a U.S. Citizen, current results from recent races (past 2 years) and any other pertinent information.
  4. As an Elite Runner the staff may offer any of the following: complimentary entry to full or half marathon and/or one or two night stay in a host hotel. No guarantee is made that you will receive any or all of these.

Course Certification & Sanction And Rules Of Competition

The Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon courses are both USA Track & Field Certified. USATF Course Numbers MT09002MF (Marathon) and MT09001MF (Half Marathon). Both races have also been Sanctioned by USA Track & Field for 2016 (Sanction Number 16-31-040).

All participants in the elite field will be required to comply with the rules and regulations of USA Track & Field.

All participants in the elite field will be required to sign a USA Track & Field Participant Waiver and Release of Liability, Assumption Of Risk And Indemnity Agreement.

Athletes who participate in this competition may be subject to formal drug testing in accordance with USATF and IAAF rules, in accordance with USOC, USADA, or IAAF procedures. Athletes found, after a disciplinary hearing, to be positive for prohibited substances, as defined by the WADA Code and/or IAAF, or who refuse to be tested, will be disqualified from this event and may lose eligibility for future competitions. Any prize money payable to an athlete who has tested positive shall be withheld until the final disposition of all disciplinary proceedings. BEWARE: Some prescriptions, over the counter medications, and nutritional supplements may contain prohibited substances. Information regarding drugs and drug testing may be obtained by calling the USADA Reference Hotline at 1-800-233-0393, or www.usantidoping.org.

Run Wild Missoula and the Missoula Marathon support a sport based on fair play without the presence of performance enhancing drugs.

Prize money and incentive bonuses will not be awarded to athletes that have tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and are currently serving a USATF and/or IAAF and/or other governing body suspension.

Furthermore, when an athlete returns to competition after serving a USATF and/or IAAF and/or other governing body suspension for using performance enhancing drugs, the Missoula Marathon will no longer actively recruit that athlete and will not provide food, lodging and/or travel assistance to any current or future Missoula Marathon events.

In addition, the Missoula Marathon will terminate any agreement that has been made between the race and an athlete regarding complimentary entries, food, lodging and/or travel assistance should the athlete be found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs after the agreement was made.   The Missoula Marathon will also terminate said agreement(s) should race organizers gain knowledge of an athlete’s prior drug use suspension after the agreement was made.

As a result of any of the above scenarios, the Missoula Marathon will immediately cease all business relationships with an athlete and/or their coach and/or agent.

Important note: There are enough aid stations on the marathon and half marathon course. We have found this number to be sufficient for the majority of participants. If you believe that you will require additional fluids or other aid, you must make arrangements to carry them on your person. With the exception of “citizen aid stations” where neighbors provide additional aid available to ALL participants, you may not accept aid outside of the immediate vicinity of designated aid stations. This means that your friends and family cannot meet you on the course to provide AID to you. Such behavior violates the USATF Rules of Competition and provides you with an unfair advantage over participants who do not have people out there to help them. It also increases traffic congestion on the course, compromising the safety of ALL runners and spectators. A competitor who has received any assistance whatsoever from any other person may be disqualified which includes pacing in running or walking events by persons not participating in the event (bikes or otherwise).

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