Name: USA PRO CHASE & FORTitude 10K
Date: Sep 2, 2019
City: Fort Collins
Web site: http://fortitude10k.bolderboulder.com/
Prize money: $23,375, for invited runners only in the PRO CHASE. Prizes 25 deep in overall order of finish (overall includes both men and women. Prizes 5 deep in men's and women's divisions separately. Also awards for fastest times. Some info in notes below. For details contact Don Janicki, Pro Athlete Coordinator, listed below.
First place male: $6,000 possible in PRO CHASE, if wins overall order of finish ($4,000), men's order of finish ($1,000), and men's fastest time ($1,000).
First place female: $6,000 possible in PRO CHASE, if wins overall order of finish ($4,000), men's order of finish ($1,000), and men's fastest time ($1,000).
Last year male winning time: 29:48.3 (Franklin Tonui) was fastest men's time, but with handicap men's winner by order of finish was George Kiplagat in 31:18.31, who also won the overall order of finish.
Last year female winning time: 34:34.9 (Melissa Dock) was fastest women's time, but with handicap women's winner by order of finish was AnneMarie Kirkpatrick in 35:13.26
Last year results website: https://fortitude10k.bolderboulder.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/FORT_ResultsGuide2018_v4.pdf
Large race: No
Prize money: Yes
Notes: In USA PRO CHASE, overall order of finish depends on a unique handicap system with staggered starts such that slower runners start first and fastest last, across both genders, and all runners tend to merge near the finish--all men and women have a roughly equal chance to win or place in the overall. In addition there are cash awards within each separate gender. Methodology uses recent and relevant times for each runner. For details contact Pro Athlete Coordinator Don Janicki, listed below.