USATF Increases Outdoor Prize Money

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Mar. 6, 2013
  • Updated Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM UTC

It equates to a $7,500 increase per event.

From: USATF 

USA Track & Field announced Tuesday a $303,000 increase in prize money to be awarded at its 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

The increase for this year’s USA Outdoor Championships, which are scheduled for June 20-23 in Des Moines, Iowa, marks a significant increase from past outdoor championships and Olympic Trials. It includes an increase of $7,500 in earnings per event and an additional $3,000 for event champions. Overall, the increase marks a 59 percent increase in prize money over previous years.

Below is a chart that summarizes the increase in prize money as it relates to past USA Outdoor Championships and Olympic Trials:

USA Outdoor Championships
Place 1998-2012 2013
1st $4,000 $7,000
2nd $3,000 $5,000
3rd $2,000 $3,000
4th $1,000 $2,000
5th $500 $500
6th $500 $500
7th $500 $500
8th $500 $500
Total per event $12,000 $19,5000
TOTAL $516,000 $819,000
Overall increase $303,000


Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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