Being fast will pay off at the 2014 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon. We’ve expanded our purse to pay three deep in both the men’s and women’s races. First place in the marathon will pay $500, with $250 for second place and $100 for third. Half marathon winners will receive $250, $100 for second and $50 for third. The 5K will pay $100, $50 and $25.
In addition, we are offering bonuses for setting course records. A new marathon record earns $500, half marathon $250 and 5K $100.
We’ve altered our Boston Marathon contest as well. Everyone who qualifies for the Boston Marathon at the SAMM will be entered into a drawing for one of two $500 prizes (one for a male and one for a female), which may be used to help pay expenses toward their trip to Boston. You will not need to sign up at the Expo for this contest, although we encourage you to visit our In-Shape Health Clubs Pace Team booth to meet our pacers.
Those who BQ will also have their choice of a shirt or license plate frame (based on availability) boasting of their accomplishment. BQ prizes may be picked up at the awards booth at the finish line area following the race.
Here are the current SAMM records:
- Jesus Campos, 28, Fresno, 2:26:53 (2013)
- Anna Bretan, 28, Berkeley, 2:43:33 (2013)
- Miguel Nuci, 33, Turlock, 1:11:20 (2013)
- Grace Lien, 23, 1:26:22 (2012)
- Dylan Isaacson, 23, Berkeley, 16:20.669 (2013)
- Ramona Sanchez, 32, 18:02.8 (2010)