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Awards & Elite

Awards & Elite Athlete Information

Finisher Medallions

All marathon, relay and maraFUNrun finishers will receive a race specific finisher’s medallion. Marathon and maraFUNrun finishers will receive their medallion upon crossing the finish line. Relay finishers will receive their medallion at the end of their relay leg.

Course Records

Course record information is available here.

Division Awards

All marathon age group and relay division awards are determined by chip (net) time.

Custom awards will be mailed to the top three finishers in the following divisions:

19 & under 45-49 75-79
20-24 50-54 80 & over
25-29 55-59 Pushrim Wheelchair
30-34 60-64 Vision Impaired
35-39 65-69 Clydesdale/Athena
40-44 70-74
Relay team awards will be mailed to the top three teams in the following categories:
Check back for a category listing.

Finishers medals for all runners. There will be no overall awards.

CIM Prize Money
Place Open Division Masters Division
1st $10,000 $500
2nd $6,000 $250
3rd $4,000 $100
4th $2,500
5th $1,250
6th $750
7th $500

Prize Money Notes:

  • Equal amounts awarded to men and women.
  • Masters are athletes ages 40 and over on race day. Masters are also eligible for open prize money.
  • All CIM prize money will be determined by gun (official) time.
  • Athletes must have a clean drug record to receive any prize money
  • Athletes must be accepted into the elite field before the race to be eligible for prize purse and bonuses
Annual Top U.S. Performers List Bonus:

A $5000 bonus will be awarded to U.S. athletes whose 2016 California International Marathon time places the athlete in the top 10 of U.S. marathon performers for 2016.  (5-yr average: M: 2:14:00 W:2:32:51)

A $2000 bonus will be awarded to U.S. athletes whose 2016 California International Marathon time places the athlete in the top 25 U.S. marathon performers for 2016. (5-yr average: M: 2:16:31 W: 2:37:31)

  • Only athletes currently able to represent the U.S. in international competition are eligible
  • Athletes will receive either the $5000 or $2000 bonus
  • The final US Annual Performers List on will be used to determine bonuses and includes drop and point-to-point courses
  • Bonuses will be dispersed at the conclusion of the calendar year after final annual list is published
Course Record Bonus:

A $5,000 bonus will be awarded to the man and/or woman who resets the course record(s) (Men 2:10:27, Women 2:27:33). Only the new record holder(s) are eligible for the bonus.

CIM Awards Ceremony

An awards ceremony will be held at the CIM finish line to honor the top 3 men and women. The men’s award ceremony will be held at approximately 9:45am, the women’s at 9:50am.

Code of Ethics Statement:

In order to apply for elite entry and race for prize money at the CIM, athletes should have a clean drug test record.

The CIM will immediately disqualify any athlete that tests positive for using performance enhancing drugs, and CIM will no longer recruit that athlete for future races. Prize money and incentive bonuses will not be awarded to athletes that test positive for performance enhancing drugs. Athletes returning from a drug suspension will no longer be actively recruited, and they will not be offered food, lodging, and travel assistance to the California International Marathon or any other Sacramento Running Association events.

Elite Application Form

Please complete the 2016 CIM Elite Application form for consideration towards CIM 2016.

Pacific Association/USATF Athletes

The 2015 CIM is the Pacific Association/USATF Marathon Championship for all age divisions. The PAUSATF ‘COMP’ list of all the 2013 Grand Prix award winners (Long Distance Section) will receive complimentary entries. Comped athletes must go to the PA/USATF Road Racing schedule page for information about how to register. To become a PA/USATF member visit this LINK.

PA-USATF Prize Money

The awarding of all PA-USATF prize money will be determined according to Grand Prix rules and managed by PA-USATF.

Division Event Place Amount
Open Men/Women Individual 1 $250
2 $135
3 $50
Open Men/Women Team 1 $250
2 $135
3 $50
Master Men/Women Individual 1 $135
2 $55
Master Men/Women Teams 1 $135
2 $50
Senior Men/Women Individual 1 $50
Senior Men/Women Teams 1 $65
Super Senior Men/Women Individual 1 $25
Super Senior Men/Women Teams 1 $35
Veteran Men/Women Individual 1 $25
Loyal Runners

Have you run the CIM a few times? Are you approaching your 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th or maybe even 30th CIM? If so, welcome to the Loyal Runner Club! Learn more about the Loyal Runners program HERE.