Prize Money Rules

  • 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.
  • Only those marathon runners confirmed by the Promoter as elite starting their race at the announced Marathon Elite start time will be entitled to be considered for prize money given in Chart A and B of the prize money structure, if falling within the prize money winning positions.
  • A confirmed marathon elite runner starting his/her race at Marathon Open start time or any other start time, other than the Marathon Elite start time, shall be disqualified from the Event.
  • Any Elite runner, Indian or international, who is one of the top overall marathon finishers, will be entitled to prize money stated in Chart A. The first 10 Indian elite marathon finishers who do not finish in the top overall marathon finishers, will be entitled to prize money in Chart B. However, where an Indian Elite runner finishes as one of the top overall marathon finishers, he/she will receive prize money stated either in Chart A or Chart B, whichever is HIGHER. In the instance of an Indian elite availing of the higher prize money amount from Chart B, there will be NO CHANGE in the overall finishing position of the said Indian elite runner; the overall finishing positions remain the same.
  • Finish positions of the elite marathon runners shall be basis their gun time only.
  • Marathon Event Record Jackpot [Chart C]:
    • Jackpot for top overall elite marathon finishers – The JACKPOT will be divided amongst top 3 the elite athletes finishing sub 2:08:35s (Men, 2:08:34s or faster) / sub 2:24:33s (Women, 2:24:32s or faster).
    • Jackpot for top overall Indian elite marathon finishers – The JACKPOT will be divided amongst top 3 Indian elite athletes finishing sub 2:15:48s (Men, 2:15:47s or faster) / sub 2:37:29s (Women, 2:37:28s or faster).
    • The above marathon course record jackpot is eligible only for the elite marathon runners.
  • Only confirmed non-Elite marathon runners falling within the age groups given below, and starting their race at the start time Marathon Open category will be entitled to be considered for prize money mentioned in Chart D to Chart O respectively of the prize money structure.
  • Age group: 18 yrs. to less than 25 yrs. Age group: 25 yrs. to less than 30 yrs.
    Age group: 30 yrs. to less than 35 yrs. Age group: 35 yrs. to less than 40 yrs.
    Age group: 40 yrs. to less than 45 yrs. Age group: 45 yrs. to less than 50 yrs.
    Age group: 50 yrs. to less than 55 yrs. Age group: 55 yrs. to less than 60 yrs.
    Age group: 60 yrs. to less than 65 yrs. Age group: 65 yrs. to less than 70 yrs.
    Age group: 70 yrs. to less than 75 yrs. Age group: 75 yrs. and above
  • Open marathon runners (non-elite) participating across various age categories must start their race at Marathon Open start time. Where they start their race at any other time, they forego their timings, rankings and prize money entitlement under the respective age categories.
  • The cut-off of finish times for prize money entitlement for the marathon race category is 6½ hours from respective start times.
  • Finish positions of non-elite marathon runners falling within the age groups (as mentioned in point 7 above) will be based on respective net finish times only.
  • Runners must cross the start line within the time mentioned below to be eligible for timings, rankings and thereby prize money (where applicable) –
    • Elite marathon runners within 5 minutes of gun start.
    • Marathon (non-elite) runners within 15 minutes of gun start.
  • In addition to the above, entitlement to finish positions and Prize Money winnings are also subject to –
    • Bib tag timing captured across all timing points on the course, including at the start and finish mats,
    • Physical verification by technical officials and anti-cheat cameras, and
    • Dope test results (applicable only for relevant elite marathon finishers).
  • An elite marathon athlete refusing, for reasons whatsoever, to undergo dope testing (where chosen) will be disqualified from this Event and shall not be allowed to participate in the 2020 edition of the Event. His/her finish position at the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019 and consequent prize money entitlement shall stand disqualified and forfeited.
  • 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).
  • Prize winners declared may be required to submit further proof of identity/age, as may be required by the Promoter, for disbursement of prize money, failing which the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, withhold disbursement or disqualify the said participant from competition.
  • Prize Money and Jackpot winnings are subject to applicable Indian Income Tax Rules, and the same would be borne by the winner.
  • Indian Elite runners entitled to prize money given in Chart A, will receive prize money equivalent in Indian Rupees calculated at the applicable exchange rate as on date of disbursement. Marathon age category winners from overseas will receive prize money equivalent in U S Dollars calculated at the applicable exchange rate as on date of disbursement.
  • Protests and Appeals:
  • A. Only with respect to results of Marathon Elite (overall and Indian) finish positions:

    • The athlete and/or his/her representative 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. 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.
    • Where the Race Referee makes a decision, the athlete and/or the representative has 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 – (i) of the official announcement of the amended result which has been arrived at from the decision by the Race Referee, or (ii) of informing the person lodging the protest that the results will not be amended.
    • The Jury of Appeal shall deliver its decision within 14 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.
    • 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 (i.e. 20th January 2019).

    B. Only with respect to results of Marathon Age Category finish positions:

    • Any confirmed marathon runner of the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019 can lodge a protest in relation to the official race results in relation to the age category finish positions declared after the race.
    • The Protest Letter must be sent to the following address: Race Director, Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018, C/o Procam International Pvt. Ltd., 14, St. James Court, Marine Drive, Mumbai 400 020, India.
    • Only the protest letters received on or before Thursday, 24th January 2019, will be entertained.
    • A jury shall deliberate, verify and deliver its decision on the Protest within 14 working days of receiving the Protest Letter. The decision will be intimated to the person lodging the protest and shall be featured on the event website, where in favourable.
    • Decision of the Event Promoter shall be final and binding on all.
  • Timing results: Where the timing result of an amateur marathon runner with respect to his/her gender and/or age, is required to be updated online, the runner needs to write, no later than 24/01/2019, at specifying the nature of edit required and attaching the relevant proof of change. Requests received after 24/01/2019 will not be entertained.