Win one of the 5 circuit races during the current circuit year -- 2015 Utica Boilermaker, 2015 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler, 2016 World's Best 10K, 2016 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile and 2016 Lilac Bloomsday Run -- PLUS the PRRO Championship race presented by Boilermaker on July 10, 2016, and you take home the $10,000 PRRO Super Bonus (this is split if eligible male and female win the PRRO title in the same year). When the purse is won, the PRRO Super Bonus resets the next year to $10,000. Each year the bonus is not won, it grows by $5000.
"PRRO Event Championís Bonus" Replaces "Bump-Up Bonuses"
The winners of each individual PRRO Circuit event will receive a $1500 bonus if they compete and earn Open prize money at the PRRO Championship. The PRRO Event Championís Bonus is cumulative (e.g., if an athlete wins two current circuit events, he or she would be eligible for a $3000 PRRO Event Championís Bonus at the PRRO Championship). These bonuses are paid in addition to any prize money won at the PRRO Championship.
PRRO Championship Prize Money
If the male and female winners of the PRRO Championship have not won any of the events on that year's circuit, they will win $2500 as the PRRO Circuit champions in addition to the prize money offered by the PRRO Championship host event.
Athletes to-date eligible for the above PRRO Circuit bonus structure:
Boilermaker 15K: The PRRO Championship, July 12, 2015, Utica, NY
Eliud Ngetich, Kenya, 43:31
Mary Wacera, Kenya, 48:49
EQT Pittsburgh Ten Miler, Oct. 25, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA
Tyler Pennel, USA, 46:50, course record
Buze Diriba, Ethiopia, 52:55, course record
World's Best 10K, Feb. 28, 2016, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bedan Karoki, Kenya, 27:42
Mary Wacera, Kenya, 31:49
Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile, April 3, 2016, Washington, DC
Sam Chelanga, USA, 48:26
Veronica Nyaruai Wanjiru, Kenya, 53:12
40th Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K, May 1, 2016, Spokane, WA
Philip Langat, Kenya, 34:26
Cynthia Limo, Kenya, 38:03, course record
PRRO Championship and Circuit Year
The PRRO Circuit will rotate among the five PRRO Circuit races with the Circuit Year starting and finishing at the same event. The event will serve as a PRRO Championship qualifier the first time it is held and will host the PRRO Circuit Championship the second time it is held.
- The 2015-2016 PRRO Circuit began with the 2015 Boilermaker 15K on July 12, 2015 and will conclude with the PRRO Circuit Championship at the Boilermaker 15K on July 10, 2016.
- The 2016-2017 PRRO Circuit will begin with the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler on November 6, 2016 and will conclude with the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler on October 29, 2017.
- The 2017-2018 PRRO Circuit will begin with the World's Best 10K on February 26, 2017 and will conclude with the World's Best 10K on February 25, 2018.