Race Day

Mag Mile Elite Half Marathon Corral

Join the Elite Corral for the Half Marathon and start at the front of the pack. RAM Racing is committed to enhancing the local, regional and national running scene and presenting some of the best events in the region. As such, we feel it is important to showcase the professional side of the sport and provide our athletes with the necessary resources so that they may continue contributing to the sport. With that in mind elite corral participants will be competing for over $6,000 in prize money on a flat and fast course.

Qualifying Entry & Standards

The qualifying standard to enter the men’s field is 1:15:00 and for the women’s field is 1:30:00. If you have not met these standards, an equivalent time from a similar event distance may be submitted and approved on a case-by-case basis. All qualifying performances must be as of January 1, 2014 or later. Qualifying performances must be submitted by September 1, 2016 to be considered. If results are not submitted you will be placed in an alternate start corral and will not be eligible for the prize purse.

We will be able to offer complimentary race entries on a case-by-case, first come first serve basis. The minimum standard to receive consideration for complimentary entry is 1:08:00 for the men and 1:19:00 for the women.

The Elite corral will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Assignment to the Elite corral is not guaranteed. All participants may verify their corral assignments on their Your Race page in your RAM Racing account.

Qualifying Times
5M or 8K27:0032:00

Prize Purse

Over $6,000 is up for grabs in the Elite Division. The Top 5 overall Men and Women in the Elite Corral will receive awards. The awards structure for 2016 is as follows for both the men and the women:

1st Place = $1,000
2nd Place = $700
3rd Place = $500
4th Place = $200
5th Place = $100

*In addition to the overall prize money the top overall male and female finisher that breaks the following time bonus will receive an additional $500.

Male Time Bonus* = Sub 1:05:00
Female Time Bonus* = Sub1:16:00
Athletes must be accepted into and start with the Elite Corral in order to be eligible for the prize purse. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility.

Rules and Regulations:

- Athletes must not be affiliated with coach or agent who has had an athlete test positive with banned items on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited items list.
- Athletes must never have tested positive for any band items listed on the WADA prohibited items list.
- Current NCAA eligible athletes or participants under the age of 18 are not eligible for prize money due to eligibility restraints with the NCAA, High School Associations and AAU, but are eligible to start in the elite corral.
- Overall placing and money will be determined by Gun Time.
- All prize money will be distributed post-event after all W-9's have been collected and scoring has become official.
- Athletes must be accepted into and start with the Elite Corral in order to be eligible for the prize purse. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility.


All accepted athletes in the elite corral will be granted access to the following amenities on race day for them and their coach in the elite zone:

• Secure tent near the starting line for pre-race preparation and gear check
• Secure changing tents for men and women
• Water, electrolyte drink and light snacks in the elite tent
• Private restroom facilities
• Official escort to the start line

How to Apply

To be considered for the Elite Corral and to be eligible for the prize purse you must be a US Citizen and you must have proof of a qualifying finishing time from a previous race. If you would like to apply for the Elite Corral you may do so by registering for the race and selecting the Elite option during registration and then submitting your proof of results.

If you have already registered and would like to be considered for the Elite Corral please email your proof of qualification along with your confirmation number to elite@ramracing.org.

Acceptable proof of qualification includes:

• A screen shot of your individual race results inserted into the body of your email (the race name and date must appear along with your results)
• An attachment in the form of a finisher’s certificate
• An attached printout from an online race results page (please circle or underline your name and time) and ensure the race name and date appear on the page
• A link to your individual race results. Please ensure your name and results are the ONLY ones appearing on the page

Acceptable Proof of Residency:

The Elite Corral and prize purse is only open to US Citizens. Elite Corral runners will need to provide proof of citizenship at packet pickup and on race day before receiving your bib. Acceptable proof of citizenship includes:

• US Passport
• US Birth Certificate and Photo ID (driver's license, state ID, etc.)
• Naturalization Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship

Failure to provide adequate proof of citizenship on race day will result in removal from the Elite Corral. You will be reassigned to an alternate start corral and will be ineligible for the prize purse.