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Elite Participant Information
Midwest Elite Half Marathon Corral
Join the Midwest Elite Half Marathon Corral and start at the front of the pack. Run alongside like-paced runners, set a new personal record, and win cash prizes!
Qualifying Entry & Standards
The qualifying standard to enter the men’s field is 1:20:00 and for the women’s field is 1:35:00. If you have not met these standards, an equivalent time from a similar event distance may be submitted and approved on a case-by-case basis. All qualifying performances must be as of January 1, 2017 or later. Qualifying performances must be submitted by May 3, 2019 to be considered. If results are not submitted you will be placed in an alternate start corral and will not be eligible for the prize purse.
We will be able to offer complimentary race entries on a case-by-case, first come first serve basis. The minimum standard to receive consideration for complimentary entries is 1:08:00 for the men and 1:20:00 for the women.
The Midwest Elite Corral will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Assignment to the Midwest Elite Corral is not guaranteed. All participants may verify their corral assignments on their Your Race page in your RAM Racing account.
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$6,000 is up for grabs in the Midwest Elite Half Marathon Corral. The Top 5 overall Men and Women in the Midwest Elite Corral will receive awards. The awards structure for 2019 is as follows for both the men and the women:
1st Place = $500
2nd Place = $250
3rd Place = $125
4th Place = $75
5th Place = $50
*In addition to the overall prize money the top overall male and female finisher that breaks the existing event record will receive an additional $500.
Male Event Record* = 1:05:51– John Mascari, Terre Haute, IN (2018)
Female Event Record* = 1:15:41 – Alyssa Schneider, Bartlett, IL (2018)
Rules and Regulations:
-Athletes must be accepted into and start with the Elite Corral in order to be eligible for the prize purse. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility.
-Athletes must not be affiliated with coach or agent who has had an athlete test positive with banned items on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited items list.
-Athletes must never have tested positive for any band items listed on the WADA prohibited items list.
-Participants that are currently NCAA eligible athletes or under the age of 18 are not eligible for prize money due to eligibilty restraints with the NCAA, High Schol Associations and AAU.
-All prize money will be distributed post-event after all W-9's have been collected and scoring has become official. Winners must submit their W-9's within 30 days of the race to collect their winnings.
-Overall placing and money will be determined by Gun Time.
How to Apply
To be considered for the Midwest Elite Corral and to be eligible for the prize purse you need to be a resident of Illinois and you must have proof of a qualifying finishing time from a previous race. If you would like to apply for the Midwest Elite Corral you may do so by registering for the half marathon and emailing our elite coordinator during and submitting your proof of results.
If you have already registered and would like to be considered for the Midwest Elite Corral please email your proof of qualification along with your confirmation number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acceptable proof of qualification includes:
• A screen shot of your individual race results inserted into the body of your email (the race name and date must appear along with your results)
• An attachment in the form of a finisher’s certificate
• An attached printout from an online race results page (please circle or underline your name and time) and ensure the race name and date appear on the page
• A link to your individual race results. Please ensure your name and results are the ONLY ones appearing on the page
Acceptable Proof of Residency:
The Midwest Elite Corral and prize purse is only open to current U.S. Citizens AND must be residents from the following states: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, WI. The Midwest Elite Corral runners will need to provide proof of residency at packet pickup and on race day before receiving your bib. Acceptable proof of residency includes:
• Current State License
• Current State ID
• Current Utility or Mortgage bill in your name
Failure to provide adequate proof of residency on race day will result in removal from the Midwest Elite Corral. You will be reassigned to an alternate start corral and will be ineligible for the prize purse.