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Prize Money Regulations

WORLD 10K PRIZE MONEY RULES

  1. Prize Money applicable for the World 10K category shall be as per the rules given hereunder and Event’s race regulations.
  2. Only confirmed elite athletes confirmed in the World 10K will be entitled to be considered for prize money given in the prize money structure, if falling within the prize money winning positions.
  3. Finish positions of the World 10K under Chart A and Chart B will be based on gun time alone.
  4. Any runner, Indian or international, who is one of the top overall World 10K finishers, will be entitled to prize money stated in Chart A. The first 10 Indian World 10K finishers, who do not finish in the top overall World 10K finishers, will be entitled to prize money in Chart B. However, where an Indian runner finishes as one of the top overall World 10K finishers, he/she will receive prize money stated either in Chart A or Chart B, whichever is HIGHER. In the instance of an Indian runner availing of the higher prize money amount from Chart B, there will be NO CHANGE in the overall finishing positions in Chart A, the overall finishing positions remain the same.
  5. Athletes crossing the start line after the timings given below will not be entitled to rankings or prize money –
    1. World 10K elite men must cross the start line no later than 7:27 a.m.
    2. World 10K elite women must cross the start line no later than 8:12 a.m.
  6. The cut-off of finish times for rankings and prize money entitlement for the elite men is 35 minutes from start time and for the elite women is 42 minutes from start time.
  7. World 10K Course Record Bonus and Jackpot [Chart C & Chart D]:
    1. Course Record Jackpot (refer to Chart D) –
      1. Jackpot for top overall World 10K finishers – the JACKPOT will be divided up to a maximum of three athletes finishing sub 27:44 (Men, 27:43 or faster)/sub 31:46 (Women, 31:45 or faster).
      2. Jackpot for top overall Indian World 10K finishers – the JACKPOT will be divided up to a maximum of three athletes finishing sub 29:49 (Men, 29:48 or faster)/sub 34:32 (Women, 34:31 or faster). 
    2. There is a special Bonus (refer to Chart C) for the winners of World 10K overall and Indian finisher/s who create new course records respectively at the 2016 edition of the Event. The winner/s will be entitled to such Bonus amount in addition to his/her in the Jackpot as given in point 7 (a) above.
      1. Bonus for World 10K overall winner – where the men winner clocks a sub 27:44 and/or the women winner finishes sub 31:46 setting a new course record respectively.
      2. Bonus for World 10K Indian winner – where the Indian men winner finishes sub 29:49 and/or the Indian women winner clocks under 34:32 setting a new Indian course record respectively.
    3. Only elite World 10K runners starting their run at the respective men and women World 10K starts will be eligible for the Course Record Bonus and Jackpot.
  8. Results declared on race day shall be ‘provisional’. In addition to the criteria mentioned herein, final entitlement to rankings and prize money positions shall be subject to –
    1. Bib tag timing captured across all timing points on the course, including at the start and finish mats,
    2. Physical verification by technical officials, and
    3. Dope test results (applicable only for the World 10K top overall and top Indian World 10K finishers).
  9. Elite athlete winners refusing to undergo dope testing will be disqualified from this Event and shall not be allowed to participate in the 2017 edition of the Event.
  10. Runners found to have interchanged their bib tag and/or their running number bib with others, will be disqualified from the competition. Such runners shall not be entitled to any timing or prize money (where applicable).
  11. Prize winners declared may be required, at the sole discretion of the Event Promoter, to submit a certified true copy of documents of proof of identity and/or date of birth, as may be required, for disbursement of prize money. Refusal of submission of adequate and relevant documents will entail to the athlete’s participation to be disqualified from the Event.
  12. Post verification of results and dope test results, prize money cheques of winners falling within the finish positions as given in the prize money structure shall be drawn in the individual name of the athlete.
  13. Prize Money, Bonus and Jackpot winnings are subject to Indian Income Tax Rules and the same will be borne by the winner. TDS percentages will be based on the rates and rules in force as on date of disbursement.
  14. Winners from India will receive prize money equivalent in Indian Rupees calculated at the applicable exchange rate.
  15. Protests and Appeals:
    1. The athlete and/or his/her representative can appeal to the Technical Delegate 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 respective elite athlete tents within the Sree Kanteerava Stadium.
    2. The protest letter needs to be submitted at the Elite Result Appeals Desk outside the elite athlete tent along with a Protest Fee of INR 1,000.
    3. Where the protest is decided in the favour of the complainant, the Protest Fee will be refunded in full to such complainant within one-week of the decision. Where the protest is decided against the complainant, such Protest Fee will be forfeited in full.
    4. The Protests and Appeals for the elite races will be guided by rules given in this document, and the IAAF Competition Rules in force on race day (15th May 2016). 

OPEN 10K RUN PRIZE MONEY RULES

  1. Prize Money is applicable for the Open 10K Run category as per the rules given hereunder and Event’s race regulations.
  2. Only those Open 10K runners, who finish within 90 minutes from the start time and who fall within the finish positions as indicated in the Prize Money Structure, will be entitled to prize money in their respective categories.
  3. Finish positions of the Open 10K Run age sub-categories, as mentioned below, will be based on the net time alone.
Age group: 15 years to less than 20 years Age group: 20 years to less than 25 years
Age group: 25 years to less than 30 years Age group: 30 years to less than 35 years
Age group: 35 years to less than 40 years Age group: 40 years to less than 45 years
Age group: 45 years to less than 50 years Age group: 50 years to less than 55 years
Age group: 55 years to less than 60 years Age group: 60 years to less than 65 years
Age group: 65 years to less than 70 years Age group: 70 years and above
  1. Only Indian citizens residing in India shall be eligible to prize money falling under Chart A, Chart B, Chart C and Chart D.
  2. Runners crossing the start line after 6:20 a.m. will not be entitled to race day timing and shall not be eligible for rankings or prize money.
  3. The cut-off of finish time for rankings and prize money entitlement for the Open 10K Run participants is 90 minutes from start time.
  4. Results declared on race day shall be ‘provisional’. In addition to the criteria mentioned herein, final entitlement to rankings and prize money positions shall be subject to –
    1. Bib tag timing captured across all timing points on the course, including at the start and finish mats, and
    2. Physical verification by technical officials and anti-cheat cameras.
  5. Runners found to have interchanged their running number bib and/or bib tag with others, will be disqualified from the competition. Such runners shall not be entitled to any timing or prize money (where applicable). Further, Procam International reserves the right to take necessary legal action against the registered participant and the person who has used the running number bib on race day, for impersonation.
  6. Prize winners declared may be required, at the sole discretion of the Event Promoter, to submit a certified true copy of documents of proof of identity and/or date of birth, as may be required, for disbursement of prize money. Refusal of submission of adequate and relevant documents will entail to the participant being disqualified from the Event’s 2016 edition and liable for disqualification from subsequent editions.
  7. Prize money winnings are subject to Indian Income Tax Rules and the same will be borne by the winner. TDS percentages will be based on the rates and rules in force as on date of disbursement.
  8. Where applicable, winners from overseas will receive prize money equivalent in U S Dollars calculated at the applicable exchange rate.
  9. Protests and Appeals:
    1. Any confirmed Open 10K runner of the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2016 can lodge a protest in relation to the race results after the race.
    2. The Protest Letter, along with a demand draft payable at Bengaluru, of INR 1,000 in favour of “Procam International Pvt. Ltd.” (Protest Fee) must be sent to the following address: Race Referee, TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2016, c/o Procam International Ltd., #489/28, Arshiya Manor, S-3, 3rd floor, Wilson Garden, 13th Cross, Bengaluru-560 027.
    3. Only the protest letters received on or before Wednesday, 19th May 2016, will be entertained.
    4. The Event Promoter shall deliberate, verify and deliver its decision on the Protest within 7 working days of receiving the Protest Letter. Such decision shall be intimated vide an email to the concerned runner.
    5. Where the protest is decided in the favour of the complainant, the Protest Fee will be refunded to such complainant, without any deductions, within one-week of the decision. Where the protest is decided against the complainant, such Protest Fee will be forfeited in full.
    6. Decision of Procam International shall be final and binding on all.