29 APR 2014 Iaaf News Monaco

How much to win, who can race, and how many to score? – IAAF World Race Walking Cup Taicang 2014

The start of the women's junior race in Saransk (Getty Images)The start of the women's junior race in Saransk (Getty Images) © Copyright

More than USD 350,000 is on offer for the three senior races – the men’s and women’s 20km, and the men’s 50km – from the IAAF as prize money at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup, Taicang, China on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 May 2014.

Prize money *

Individuals (total USD 210,000)
1st - 30,000
2nd - 15,000
3rd - 10,000
4th - 7000
5th - 5000
6th - 3000

In the event that an athlete breaks a world record during the IAAF World Race Walking Cup, a prize of USD 50,000 will be awarded.

Team (total USD 157,500)
per team:

1st - 15,000
2nd - 12,000
3rd - 9000
4th - 7500
5th - 6000
6th - 3000

Total prize money – USD 367,500

(There is no prize money for the two junior 10km races).

Teams and entries

Senior races
Each IAAF Member Federation (MF) may enter a maximum of seven walkers; no more than five shall be allowed to start in the race with three to score.

Each MF may enter a team in both the senior men’s races (20km or 50km) but no athlete may compete in both.

Junior races
Each MF may enter a maximum of five walkers; no more than three shall be allowed to start in the race with two to score.

Individual entries
Each MF can enter individual athletes in any of the races and the finishing athletes shall be eligible for the corresponding individual awards.

Scoring

Each race shall be scored separately. The team results shall be decided by the aggregate of places recorded by the scoring athletes of each team. The team with the lowest aggregate of points will be judged the winner.

If a team fails to finish with a complete scoring team, the runners finishing shall be counted as individuals in the race result and be eligible for the individual awards.

No adjustment to the scoring places of the finishing teams shall be made in respect of any non-scoring team athletes or of individual entries.

In the event of a tie, it shall be resolved in favour of the team whose last scoring member finishes nearer to first place.

Age categories

Any athlete aged 18 or 19 years on 31 December in the year of the competition (i.e. for the 2014 Cup, born in 1995 or 1996) may compete in the senior 20km race or the junior race but NOT in the senior men’s 50km race.

Any athlete aged 16 or 17 years on 31 December in the year of the competition (i.e. for the 2014 Cup, born in 1997 or 1998) may compete in the junior race ONLY.

No athlete younger than 16 years of age on 31 December in the year of the competition (i.e. for the 2014 Cup, born in 1999 or later) may be entered.

NOTE: * all awards are dependent upon athletes undergoing and clearing the usual anti-doping procedures

IAAF