Prize Money Rules

  • Only confirmed Elite half marathon men and women runners will be entitled to be considered for prize money and bonus winnings given under Tables A to C of the prize money structure.
  • Any Elite runner, whether Indian or international and who is one of the top overall half marathon finishers, will be entitled to prize money stated in Table A. The first 10 elite Indian half marathon finishers who do not finish in the top overall half marathon finisher positions, will be entitled to prize money in Table B. However, where an Indian elite finishes as one of the top overall half marathon finishers, s/he will receive prize money stated either in Table A or Table B, whichever is HIGHER.
  • The finish time cut-off for the elite men is 67 minutes and for the elite women is 81 minutes from respective start times.
  • ADHM Event Record Bonus [Table C]:
    • Top overall half marathon elite men and women winners, finishing sub 59:06 (Men, 59:05 or faster) / sub 1:06:00 (Women, 1:05:59 or faster) shall stand to win the Bonus amount of USD 10,000 for creating a new ADHM Event Record.
    • Top half marathon Indian men and women winners, finishing sub 1:03:53 (Men, 1:03:52 or faster) / sub 1:10:31 (Women, 1:10:30 or faster) shall stand to win the Bonus amount of INR 1,00,000 for creating a new ADHM Indian Event Record.
  • Where an Indian elite winner (male/female) is the overall half marathon winner and finishes in timings mentioned in point 7 above, he/she shall be entitled to both the ADHM Event Record Bonus and the applicable Performance Bonus (as detailed in point 8 above).
  • Athletes must have crossed the start line within 40 seconds of the respective start times.
  • An Elite athlete refusing to undergo anti-doping testing (where chosen), for reasons whatsoever, will be disqualified from this Event and shall not be allowed to participate in the 2020 and 2021 editions of the Event. His/her finish position at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019 and consequent prize money entitlement shall stand disqualified and forfeited.
  • Finish positions of the half marathon elite (men and women) finishers for prize money entitlement will be based on the gun time alone. However, the finish positions of half marathon age categories finishers (as mentioned in point 3 above) for prize money entitlement shall be based on respective net finish times.
  • In addition to the rules mentioned herein, entitlement to finish positions and prize money winnings are subject to –
    • Bib tag timings captured across all timing points on the course, including at the start and finish mats,
    • Physical verification by technical officials, and
    • Dope test results.
  • Athletes found to have interchanged their running number bib and/or bib tag with others, will be disqualified from the competition. Such runners will not be entitled to any timing or prize money (where applicable).
  • Race results announced on race day will be ‘provisional’. Final results and entitlement to prize money shall be subject to the rules mentioned herein and the Race Regulations.
  • Post verification of results and final dope test clearance, prize money cheques of winners falling within the finish positions as given in the prize money structure shall be drawn in the name of the individual athlete.
  • Indian elite entitled to prize money mentioned in Table A, will receive prize money equivalent in Indian Rupees calculated at the applicable exchange rate.
  • Prize Money and Bonus winnings are subject to Indian Income Tax Rules as applicable and taxes, if any, and will be borne by the winner.
    • The athlete can appeal to the Race Referee in relation to the official race results declared, in writing, within 30 minutes of the official announcement of the results on race day, of relevant race category. Results will be put up at the Elite Athlete Tent.
    • The protest letter needs to be submitted at the Elite Result Appeals Desk outside the men elite athlete tent.
    • Dope test results (applicable only for the half marathon elite category).
    • Where the Race Referee makes a decision, the athlete and/or the representative have the right to appeal to the Jury of Appeal. An appeal to the Jury of Appeal must be made at the Elite Result Appeals Desk within 30 minutes –
      • of the official announcement of the amended result which has been arrived at from the decision by the Referee, or
      • of informing the person lodging the protest that the results will not be amended. The decision of the Jury of Appeal shall be final and there shall be no further right of appeal.
    • The Protests and Appeals for the elite races will be guided by rules given in this document, and the World Athletics Competition and Technical Rules in force on race day.