Race Details

Pace Groups

SmartPacing will once again provide pacers for both races. The strategy they will implement on the course is easing into the first few miles to allow for an adequate warm-up and running all hills at an even effort to conserve energy. The pacers will also go slower through the aid stations.

Pacers will be available for the following times:

Marathon:  3:15, 3:30, 3:40, 3:50, 4:00, 4:10, 4:20, 4:30, 4:40, 4:50, 5:00, 5:15, 5:30
Half Marathon:  1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:25, 2:30, 2:35, 2:40, 2:45, 2:50, 2:55, 3:00

The Course

Awards

Age-division awards and overall awards can be picked up at the Champions Club starting at 11:00 a.m.

Half Marathon Age Group Awards will be available to pick up in the Nebraska Champions Club (Across the street west of the Stadium) starting at 10:00 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:00 a.m.. Marathon Age Group Awards will be available to pick up starting at noon. The presentation of the Overall and Masters Awards for both races will be held at 12:30 p.m.

NOTE: Top ten overall winners will be excluded from age-division awards.  Award-winners should pick up their awards (or have it picked up on their behalf) on race day.  The Lincoln Marathon will make its best effort to deliver awards not claimed at the awards ceremony.

Failure to attend the awards ceremony will result in a 50% reduction of prize money!

Marathon Awards

To The Winners

The Lewis R. Anderson Awards is presented to the first man to finish the Lincoln Marathon.

The Sowers Club Cup is presented to the first woman to finish the Lincoln Marathon.

Plaques are presented to the next nine men and nine women to finish the race.

The Harry Crocket Memorial Award recognizes the first man and woman over 50 to finish the Lincoln Marathon.  This award honors Harry Crocket Jr., founder of the over 50 club.

Plaques will be presented to the top five men and top five women in each age division: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90 & up.

Master Awards

Plaques are presented to the top two men and women masters (age 40 and over).

Half Marathon Awards

To The Winners

Plaques will be presented to the top five men and top five women in each age division: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90 & up.

Master Awards

Plaques are presented to the top two men and women masters (age 40 and over).

Prize Money Eligibility

The following schedules list cash awards for respective places in the Marathon and Half Marathon. Places are based on gun time, not chip time, without duplication except for course records. Participants placing in the Top 10 and in the Masters division will receive the greater of the two cash amounts and the other position will be vacated without replacement.  Prizes will be paid only after results are declared final by Lincoln Marathon authorities and after administrative processing.  Any person winning prize money must provide a US address for the mailing of the prize and any related documents.  They also must ensure their US address is kept current with Lincoln Marathon staff.  In addition, if prize money paid is $600 or more,

  1. Each US citizens must provide a properly completed and signed most current version of IRS Form W-9 (available on the IRS web site)
  2. Non-US citizens must provide a properly completed and signed most current version of IRS Form W-8BEN. Taxes will be withheld at the rate required by IRS regulations, 30% at the date of this writing. It is potentially beneficial for non-citizens to apply for a Taxpayer Identification Number and file a tax return to request refund of the withheld tax, but Lincoln Marathon staff cannot provide tax advice beyond the demand for the Form W-8BEN.

If any information on the form changes before the end of the year during which it is submitted, a new form with updated information must be submitted immediately. Failure to provide properly completed forms and a valid US address before the end of November immediately following the winning performance will result in forfeiture of the prize.

All partipants winning awards are encouraged to attend the awards presentation following the event. It is especially important to recognize the Top 10 in each distance, male and female, masters and wheel chair awards. To encourage full participation in that awards ceremony, those failing to attend will have their cash awards reduced by 50%.

Marathon Prize Money

wdt_ID Place Men Women Masters Men Masters Women Wheelchair
1 1st Place 2000 2000 500 500 400
2 2nd Place 1000 1000 300 300
3 3rd Place 500 500
4 4th Place 400 400
5 5th Place 300 300
6 6th Place 200 200
7 7th Place 200 200
8 8th Place 200 200
9 9th Place 200 200
10 10th Place 200 200

BONUSES

Paid to the First Person to Break the Course Record:

$2000 Male 2:17:07
$2000 Female 2:42:45
$500 Masters Men 2:29:11
$500 Masters Women 2:56:58

Half Marathon Prize Money

wdt_ID Place Men Women Masters Men Masters Women Wheelchair
1 1st Place 1000 1000 400 400 200
2 2nd Place 500 500 200 200
3 3rd Place 300 300
4 4th Place 200 200
5 5th Place 200 200
6 6th Place 150 150
7 7th Place 150 150
8 8th Place 150 150
9 9th Place 100 100
10 10th Place 100 100

BONUSES

Paid to the First Person to Break the Course Record:

$1000 Male 1:04:34
$1000 Female 1:15:10
$400 Masters Men 1:10:16
$400 Masters Women 1:21:05

Race History

Over the years we’ve seen a lot of amazing performances.  Go back through the pages of history with us and take a look at some of our past winners and current course records.

Become a Volunteer

This event is a success because of the amazing volunteers who help out every year. Please help us continue the all-volunteer tradition of the Lincoln Marathon by volunteering in 2020.