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Prize Money Rules

  1. Prize Money is applicable only for the World 10K category as per the rules given hereunder. Click here to view the Prize Money Structure.

  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. 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.

  4. World 10K Course Record Jackpot [Chart C]:

      1. Jackpot for top overall World 10K finishers – the JACKPOT will be divided up to a maximum of three athletes finishing sub 27:51 (Men, 27:50 or faster) / sub 31:58 (Women, 31:57 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 29:59 (Men, 29:58 or faster) / sub 34:32 (Women, 34:31 or faster).
      3. Only elite World 10K runners starting their run at the respective men and women World 10K starts will be eligible for the JACKPOT.
  5. Performance Bonus for Indian World 10K Finishers [Chart D]:

      1. Only Indian Elite World 10K runners starting their run at the respective men and women World 10K starts will be eligible for the Performance Bonus.
      2. Indian Elite athletes finishing sub 30:05 (Men, 30:04 or faster) / sub 34:45 (Women, 34:44 or faster) will stand to be eligible for performance bonus amount of INR 1,00,000 each.
      3. Indian Elite athletes finishing sub 30:15 (Men, 30:14 or faster) / sub 35:00 (Women, 34:59 or faster) will stand to be eligible for performance bonus amount of INR 50,000 each.
      4. Indian elite men finishing sub 30:05 and Indian elite women finishing 34:45 shall not be eligible to additional amount of INR 50,000 (as mentioned in point c above).
  6. 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.

  7. Entitlement to finish positions and Prize Money winnings are 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).
  8. 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).

  9. Prize winners declared may be required, at the sole discretion of the organizers, to submit a certified true copy of their passport/election card, and PAN Card for disbursement of prize money.

  10. Prize Money and Jackpot winnings are subject to Indian Income Tax Rules and the same will be borne by the winner.

      1. For overseas athletes, TDS of 10.30% will be deducted if the winner holds a valid PAN Card. Where the winners does not hold a PAN Card, an amount of 20.60% will deducted as TDS from his/her prize winning.
      2. For Indian athletes, where the prize money winning is Rs. 30,000 and above, TDS of 10.30% will be deducted if the winner holds a valid PAN Card. Where the winner does not hold a PAN Card, an amount of 20.60% will deducted as TDS from his/her prize winning.
      3. TDS percentages will be based on the rates and rules in force as on date of disbursement.
  11. Winners from India will receive prize money equivalent in Indian Rupees calculated at the applicable exchange rate.
  12. 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 men elite athlete tent along with a Protest Fee of ` 1,000.
    3. Where the Technical Delegate 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 –
    4. (i) of the official announcement of the amended result which has been arrived at from the decision by the Referee, or (ii) of informing the person lodging the protest that the results will not be amended.

    5. The Jury of Appeal shall deliver its decision within 7 working days of filing the appeal. The decision of the Jury of Appeal shall be final and there shall be no further right of appeal.

    6. 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.

    7. 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 (18th May 2014).

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