Prize Money / Categories

The RAK Half Marathon 2016 offers over 1,245,000 AED in cash prizes/bonuses

Half Marathon – Junior Category (15 to 17)* – List A

PositionMenWomen
13,5003,500
22,5002,500
32,0002,000
CR*2,0002,000

Half Marathon - Open Category - List B

PositionMenWomen
150,00050,000
235,00035,000
325,00025,000
418,00018,000
515,00015,000
610,00010,000
77,5007,500
85,5005,500
93,5003,500
102,0002,000
Totals171,500171,500
CR*18,00018,000

Half Marathon - Masters Category (Men 45 / Women 40 )* - List C

PositionMenWomen
13,5003,500
22,5002,500
32,0002,000
CR*2,0002,000

Half Marathon Veterans Category (Men 55 / Women 50 )* - List D

PositionMenWomen
13,5003,500
22,5002,500
32,0002,000
CR*2,0002,000

Special prizes for UAE Resident participants** - List E

PositionMenWomen
17,5007,500
25,0005,000
32,5002,500
CR*2,0002,000

Special prizes for UAE National participants** - List F

PositionMenWomen
17,5007,500
25,0005,000
32,5002,500
CR*2,0002,000

Special prize for Fastest Relay Team - List G

PositionTeam
17,500
25,000
32,500

Inter-School Team Relay Challenge - List H

PositionTeam
17,000
24,000
32,000

Half Marathon World Record Bonus - 365,000
CR* - Course Record (New) (Course Records listed below)


Course Records


Half Marathon - Junior Category - Male - List A
Course Record: 1:12:31 - Ibrahim Abu-Bakr 2013
Half Marathon - Junior Category - Female - List A
Course Record: 1:50:28 – Miriam McElvaney 2015

Half Marathon - Open Category - Men - List B
Course Record: 58:52 - Patrick Makau 2009
Half Marathon - Open Category - Women - List B
Course Record: 1:05:50 - Mary Keitany 2011

Half Marathon - Masters Category - Men - List C
Course Record: 1:08:54 – Zouak Ziani Mohammed 2016
Half Marathon - Masters Category - Women - List C
Course Record: 1:17:57 - Margaret Njuguna 2016

Half Marathon - Veterans Category - Men - List D
Course Record: 1:27:54 - Graham Rafferty 2014
Half Marathon - Veterans Category - Women - List D
Course Record: 1:32:11 - Caroline Ngugi 2016

Half Marathon - UAE Resident Category - Men - List E
Course Record: 1:05:02 – Ihya Ben Youssef 2013
Half Marathon - UAE Resident Category - Women - List E
Course Record: 1:12:27 – Anne-Mari Hyrylainen 2016

Half Marathon - UAE National Category - Men - List F
Course Record: 1:10:11 - Saif Hamed Al Rashidi 2013
Half Marathon - UAE National Category - Women - List F
Course Record: 1:57:48 – Sarah Faraidooni - 2015

Relay Team Challenge - List G
Course Record: 1:06:30 - Mrocoon 2014

Relay Team Challenge - List H
Course Record: 1:16:32 - Saudi Aramco Schools/CS Wellness Running 2011

Prize Money Rules


  • Only runners, who are awarded an official time by crossing the Finish Line wearing their registered Timing Chip, will be entitled to prize money. In addition, all prize winners must have a recorded time at each of the ChampionChip timing positions along the course. No Chip, No Time, No Prize Money!
  • Winners in the Men's Open Category positions 1-5 must finish in 60:00minutes or less to qualify for 100% of the advertised prize. Failure to finish within this time bracket will reduce the prize by 25% value*.
  • Winners in the Women's Open Category positions 1-5 must finish in 70:00minutes or less to qualify for 100% of the advertised prize. Failure to finish within this time bracket will reduce the prize by 25% value*.
  • Only those Half Marathon runners, who finish within 2 hours from the start time and fall within the finish positions as indicated in the prize money structure, will be entitled to prize money in their respective categories.
  • In the event of an athlete failing the dope test, he or she will not be eligible for prize money or an official time and will be disqualified from the race. Such athletes may also be reported to the National Federation and/or the IAAF. Furthermore disqualified athletes will be barred from competing in any Premier Online race for a period of twenty-five (25) months.
  • Any runner, UAE National, resident or international, who is one of the top overall finishers in the Half Marathon Open Category, will be entitled to Prize Money stated in List A . The first 3 UAE Resident or UAE National finishers will be entitled to prize money in List D or List E respectively. However, where a UAE Resident or UAE National runner finishes as one of the top overall finishers, he/she will receive the prize money stated either in List A or List D or List E, but whichever is the higher amount. In the instance of an UAE Resident or UAE National runner receiving the higher prize money amount from List D, there will be NO CHANGE in the overall finishing positions in List A; the overall finishing positions remain the same. In the instance of an UAE Resident or UAE National runner receiving the higher prize money amount from List A, there will be NO CHANGE in the overall finishing positions in List D or List E; the overall finishing positions remain the same.
  • Where a School Team finishes as one of the top three overall fastest teams, they will receive the prize money stated in either List G or List H, but whichever is the higher amount. No duplication of prizes will be awarded. In the instance of a school team receiving the higher prize money amount from List G or List H, there will be NO CHANGE in the overall finishing positions in either List G or List F respectively; the overall finishing positions remain the same.
  • Prize winners declared post event must submit their proof of age (original documents may be requested) and such other documents as may be required by the event organizers for disbursement of prize money.
  • No prize winnings will be paid from Lists A, B, D or E until the complete results of the dope testing have been received and the Race Judges have issued their final decisions.
  • To qualify for prize awards in List H all Teams must consist of 4 members who must all be registered as full time students of the same educational institution on the day of the race. Each educational team category must have a minimum of three teams who register and compete on Race Day for prize money to be awarded.
  • The Executive Organizing Committee reserves the right to substitute any prize at its discretion for an equal or greater value prize. The decision of the officially appointed judges and the Race Director is final.
  • **To qualify for these prize categories you must be a UAE National or have held UAE Nationality for a period of at least 5 years or be a non-UAE national but have valid UAE residency (held for at least 1 year) (resident) in the UAE on Race Day.
  • *Masters Men=born on or before 10.02.1972; Masters Women=born on or before 10.02.1977; Veterans Men=born on or before 10.02.1962; Veterans Women=born on or before 10.02.1967; Juniors born on or after 11.02.1999
  • No duplication of prize winnings permitted.
  • Prize winnings not claimed within 30days will be forfeited; no future claim will be entertained.
  • Legitimately claimed prize winnings will be paid only to bank accounts of the named winner, licensed Athlete Manager or Parent/Guardian (for those 18 or under)
  • All prize money is listed in and will be paid out in Emirati Dirhams (AED). International payments will be converted at the prevailing bank exchange rate.

*Time/Prize value conditions will not apply if the temperature rises above 26 degrees Celsius before the leaders reach the 15km point on the course or if, in the opinion of the Race Director, other adverse weather conditions prevail.