A number of high-profile ultrarunners have hit out at the OUREA Xtrem trail race for its unequal division of prize money between men and women. Anyone who does not report to an accreditation point on-site will be counted in the overall tally used to award the prizes listed below. The $10,000 prize must be donated to a charity of the winner's choice. While the pro category in Ironman hands out the largest cash prizes, this money is really not accessible to mere mortals. SCHOOL WITH MOST PARTICIPANTS (YOUTH 7KM + YOUTH 4KM): SPORT ASSOCIATIONS WITH MOST PARTICIPANTS (YOUTH 7KM + YOUTH 4KM): © 2019 CMP 4Sport a.s.d. Star of the hit new show Boundless on the Travel and Escape Channel, Simon Donato is known across the world for being an ultra-marathon runner and adrenaline adventurer. I cannot race every weekend because then I have no time for recovery. Billed as "The Toughest Race on Earth", it's also one of the richest, offering a guaranteed prize purse of $1,000,000, with $750,000 going to the winning 2-person team. Expect to be racing against 30 to upwards of 50 rafts. This race prizing is still accessible for athletes that meet the "Elite" standard as laid out by the organizers, and as such is still open to the public. 7. This purse draws many of the fastest runners in the US, so if you want to take home a piece of this cake, plan on running your miles at around a 4:30 pace to qualify for the elite start! This race typical fields 20 - 25 teams. The fastest runners will be racing for $10,000 in prize money – awarded to the top seven men and women in the 21km as follows: $2,000, $1000, $750, $500, $300, $250, $200. Power couple: HK100-winning boyfriend and girlfriend on a mission to rule the world of ultra running, Michel explained: “We defend amateur sport and do not support professionalisation of sport through money. CrossFit Games 2020 round-up: 10 athletes earn spots in final, Paddlers release pent up energy in epic The Bays race, Samuel Kwant eyes podium at CrossFit Games. Your weekly dose of Outdoor & Extreme direct to your inbox. This is one of the largest ultras in the world, so you can expect to be duking it out with ~10,000 ultra loving endurance junkies. Copyright © 2020 South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. The reality is that this is a natural progression as the sport becomes more mainstream and popular. 10-14, 15-19, etc…) up to 80+. It is my belief it is just too early to tell how this will affect the sport. Nepal is reopening, but what should hikers consider for ethical…, ‘Hong Kong to Wuhan’: pair cycle 919km indoors during quarantine, Wong Ho-fai paddles 45km around Hong Kong on home-made board, Nepali running club helps avert Covid-19 crisis for returning…, Victory, legacy, sustainability – keeping Youth America’s Cup…, China’s trail scene running back to ‘old normal’ with…, First Lebanese woman to scale Everest helps in Beirut explosion…, Novoheart to set up Hong Kong, China facilities to quicken drug discovery, Li Ka-shing’s biotech unit expects nod for new cancer drugs amid stock rally, Hong Kong customs seizes 15kg of liquid cocaine hidden in wine bottles, Chinese cancer drug developer gets boost from US$480 million Pfizer deal. Michel and Catherine Poletti, the founders of the UTMB, are concerned about the potential link between prize money and doping: “We are not in favour of the professionalisation of the sport with money, as this would increase the risk of doping. Euro 1,200 Jackpot is split as follow: Race meant for students under the age of 19, with winners awarded scholarships. Road Race: For the elite distance runners in the world, there are a number of million dollar marathons to choose from, however, not everyone shares the same inclination for racing marathon distances and prefer to keep their races in the 5 - 10 km range. In China, the male trail running scene is very competitive now.”, Online backlash and sympathy as HK100 runner stripped of title for accepting outside support. I usually do two races a month. As the richest amateur race on the circuit, this event draws an international field of athletes who are chasing more than the something to hold up their ever-loose pants.