Men & Women: Medals 3 deep
Junior racers (boys & girls)- medals (3 deep)
Marathon Men: Cash (5 deep) & medals (3 deep) $50/$40/$30/$25/$25
Marathon Women: Cash (5 deep) & medals (3 deep) $50/$40/$30/$25/$25
Category 3 (men & women) - medals 3 deep
Category 2 (men & women) - medals and gift cards 3 deep valued at $40, $30, $20
Category 1 overall winners per gender are paid cash only according to the following:
Example: 7 men and 3 women race cat 1, total 10. The top 5 men will receive $100 - $75 - $60 - $40 -$30 and the top 3 women (all of them!) will receive $100 - $75 - $60! The two remaining men would receive an age group finish recognition, further explained below.
Cat 1 Overall vs Age Group, explained with example: Category 1 racers (men and women); Top finishers regardless of age (up to 5 when total field size is more than 10) will receive cash prizes. Of those not recognized among the top overall finishers, the top 3 finishers in each age category will be recognized and receive medals. Age categories include: 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50+, Women Open. For this to work, all Cat 1 racers will start at the same time. For example: Billy and Cletus are the only competitors racing in the 50+ age group, and the combined Cat 1 field has 18 total racers. Cletus is fast enough to finish 3rd out of the entire Cat 1 field, while Billy finishes 11th. Cletus will be called to the overall Cat 1 race podiums and receive cash for his third place finish in a field size of 15 or more. Billy will be called to his age group podium as the top age group finisher in the 50+ category. The intent of such a payout system is to reward and recognize those gifted riders that perform well across age divisions, essentially creating a defacto "open/pro" category, without forgetting or overshadowing the age group performers who also do well. Such a system has proven popular in other endurance events.