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Awards and Prize Money

Awards
A Gold Medal, emblematic of the Championships of the United States of America, will be given to the winner of each Championship event, a Silver Medal to second place, and Bronze Medals to third through sixth place finishers.

Prize Money
For the 2015 USATF Outdoor Championships, USA Track & Field will pay prize money to the first through eight place finishers in each Championship event. The prize structure is as follows:

1st place  $7,000
2nd place    $5,000
3rd place $3,000
4th place $2,000
5th place  $1,000
6th place   $750
7th place   $500
8th place  $500


Notes


  • Athletes who are eligible to receive prize money will receive their payment after all drug testing results from USADA have become final. It can take anywhere from 6-8 weeks and sometimes longer for USATF to receive these results.
  • Athletes with remaining collegiate eligibility will need to check with their university compliance department to verify if they are eligible to receive prize money.
  • Athletes who placed 1-6 in their event will receive prize money from the USOC (additional paperwork required to process this payment)*. Athletes who placed 7-8 in their event will receive prize money from USATF (additional paperwork required to process these payments).*
    • *USOC payments – Athletes who are eligible to receive prize money will receive an email from USATF with details/forms you will need to complete to receive prize money.
    • *USATF payments – Athletes who are eligible to receive prize money, will be required to complete IRS Form W-9: Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (PDF, via IRS.gov) Click here to download the W-9 form.
  • Please make sure your mailing address, email, and phone number is up-to-date under your USATF membership profile so there is no delay in USATF contacting you to process your payment.

 
Fax or scan and email completed forms to the following:
Fax: 1-317-261-0514 (attach cover page ATTN: Sariyu Beka Suggs)
Email: Sariyu.Suggs@usatf.org
 

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