The Lilac Bloomsday Association presents the 42nd running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • 12 Kilometers (7.46 miles)
  • Spokane, Washington

2007-2008 PRRO Championship bonus reaches $30,000; new season begins at 2007 Boilermaker on July 8

Monday, May 07, 2007

For more information contact: PRRO Administrator Elizabeth Unislawski, 404-231-9064 #11, unislaw@atlantatrackclub.org

 

May 7, 2007—The Professional Road Running Organization (PRRO) road race circuit will launch its 2007-08 Championship Season at the Boilermaker 15K in Utica, NY on Sunday, July 8 with a $30,000 bonus up for grabs.

 

To be eligible for the bonus, an athlete must win 2 of the 4 qualifying PRRO events which include the 2007 Boilermaker on July 8, the 2008 World’s Best 10k in San Juan, Puerto Rico on February 24, the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile in Washington, DC on April 6, 2008, and the Lilac Bloomsday 12k in Spokane, WA on May 4, 2008 plus the PRRO Championship at the 2008 Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, GA on July 4th. The bonus is paid out in addition to the prize money at the individual events. The bonus is split if an eligible male and female both win the Championship at Peachtree.

 

No athlete won two or more of the five PRRO events during the 2006-2007 season. This means no one is eligible for the bonus at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race on July 4, 2007, which sets the stage for the $30,000 bonus for 2007-2008. The bonus increases by $5,000 each year it is unclaimed.

 

“I am sure the $30,000 bonus will greatly heighten interest in the 2007-2008 PRRO Circuit,” says PRRO President Don Kardong. “This is serious money especially since all the events are at distances of 10 miles or less. Combined with first place prize money at the PRRO races, the winner will be earning somewhere between $57,000 and $77,000 for winning three non-marathon races.”

 

Tracey Russell, Director of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race, added, “We hope we will have one if not two athletes racing after the $30,000 circuit bonus at Peachtree in 2008. This would be a very exciting finale to the 2007-2008 PRRO Championship Season.”

 

Boilermaker race director, Bob Ingalls is equally enthusiastic. “We are proud to be the inaugural event of each Championship Season,” he says. “The male and female winners of the Boilermaker will know they have a leg up on all the other competitors by winning the opening event of the season. This means they only need to win one more event out of the remaining three to be eligible to race for the bonus in Atlanta.”

 

The PRRO Circuit offers world-class competition for athletes of all nations in events at less than the marathon distance. The circuit has shown its commitment to a drug free sport as well by funding mandatory drug testing for elite athletes at all the circuit events. The testing is carried out by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

 

A summary of results from the 2006-2007 PRRO Circuit to date and contacts for the 2007-2008 series appear below.

 

2006-2007 events and results (to date)

 

Boilermaker 15k, July 9, 2006, Utica, NY. Men’s winner: Samuel Rongo, KEN, 43:16. Women’s winner: Gete Wami, ETH, 49:31

 

World’s Best 10k, Feb. 25, 2007, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Men’s winner: Gilbert Okari, 28:08. Women’s winner: Lornah Kiplagat, NET, 31:05

 

Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile, April 1, 2007, Washington, DC. Men’s winner: Tadesse Tola, ETH, 46:01. Women’s winner: Teyba Erkesso, ETH, 51:44.

 

Lilac Bloomsday Run 12k, May 6, 2007, Spokane, WA. Men’s winner: John Korir, KEN, 34:18. Women: Edna Kiplagat, KEN, 38:52.

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race (2006-2007 PRRO Championship), July 4, 2007, Atlanta, GA.

 

2007-2008 events

 

Boilermaker 15k, July 8, 2007, Utica, NY. $45,500 in prize money with $6,000 for 1st. Elite athlete contact: Dick Mattia, 315-732-1949

 

World’s Best 10k, Feb. 24, 2008, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Over $600,000 in prize money and bonuses. $25,000 for 1st. Elite athlete contact: Rafael Acosta, 787-767-2000.

 

Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile, April 6, 2008, Washington, DC. $35,000 in prize money and bonuses. $6,000 for first. Elite athlete contact: Bill Orr, 863-533-0654.

 

Lilac Bloomsday Run 12k, May 4, 2008, Spokane, WA. Over $50,000 in prize money. $7,000 for 1st. Elite athlete contact: Jon Neill, jhneill@eahjlaw.com

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race (2007-2008 PRRO Championship), July 4, 2008, Atlanta, GA. Over $110,000 in prize money. $15,000 for 1st. $30,000 PRRO Circuit Bonus for eligible runners. Elite athlete contact: Elizabeth Unislawski, 404-231-9064 x11.

For more information contact: PRRO Administrator Elizabeth Unislawski, 404-231-9064 #11,unislaw@atlantatrackclub.org

 

May 7, 2007—The Professional Road Running Organization (PRRO) road race circuit will launch its 2007-08 Championship Season at the Boilermaker 15K in Utica, NY on Sunday, July 8 with a $30,000 bonus up for grabs.

 

To be eligible for the bonus, an athlete must win 2 of the 4 qualifying PRRO events which include the 2007 Boilermaker on July 8, the 2008 World’s Best 10k in San Juan, Puerto Rico on February 24, the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile in Washington, DC on April 6, 2008, and the Lilac Bloomsday 12k in Spokane, WA on May 4, 2008 plus the PRRO Championship at the 2008 Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, GA on July 4th. The bonus is paid out in addition to the prize money at the individual events. The bonus is split if an eligible male and female both win the Championship at Peachtree.

 

No athlete won two or more of the five PRRO events during the 2006-2007 season. This means no one is eligible for the bonus at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race on July 4, 2007, which sets the stage for the $30,000 bonus for 2007-2008. The bonus increases by $5,000 each year it is unclaimed.

 

“I am sure the $30,000 bonus will greatly heighten interest in the 2007-2008 PRRO Circuit,” says PRRO President Don Kardong. “This is serious money especially since all the events are at distances of 10 miles or less. Combined with first place prize money at the PRRO races, the winner will be earning somewhere between $57,000 and $77,000 for winning three non-marathon races.”

 

Tracey Russell, Director of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race, added, “We hope we will have one if not two athletes racing after the $30,000 circuit bonus at Peachtree in 2008. This would be a very exciting finale to the 2007-2008 PRRO Championship Season.”

 

Boilermaker race director, Bob Ingalls is equally enthusiastic. “We are proud to be the inaugural event of each Championship Season,” he says. “The male and female winners of the Boilermaker will know they have a leg up on all the other competitors by winning the opening event of the season. This means they only need to win one more event out of the remaining three to be eligible to race for the bonus in Atlanta.”

 

The PRRO Circuit offers world-class competition for athletes of all nations in events at less than the marathon distance. The circuit has shown its commitment to a drug free sport as well by funding mandatory drug testing for elite athletes at all the circuit events. The testing is carried out by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

 

A summary of results from the 2006-2007 PRRO Circuit to date and contacts for the 2007-2008 series appear below.

 

2006-2007 events and results (to date)

 

Boilermaker 15k, July 9, 2006, Utica, NY. Men’s winner: Samuel Rongo, KEN, 43:16. Women’s winner: Gete Wami, ETH, 49:31

 

World’s Best 10k, Feb. 25, 2007, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Men’s winner: Gilbert Okari, 28:08. Women’s winner: Lornah Kiplagat, NET, 31:05

 

Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile, April 1, 2007, Washington, DC. Men’s winner: Tadesse Tola, ETH, 46:01. Women’s winner: Teyba Erkesso, ETH, 51:44.

 

Lilac Bloomsday Run 12k, May 6, 2007, Spokane, WA. Men’s winner: John Korir, KEN, 34:18. Women: Edna Kiplagat, KEN, 38:52.

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race (2006-2007 PRRO Championship), July 4, 2007, Atlanta, GA.

 

2007-2008 events

 

Boilermaker 15k, July 8, 2007, Utica, NY. $45,500 in prize money with $6,000 for 1st. Elite athlete contact: Dick Mattia, 315-732-1949

 

World’s Best 10k, Feb. 24, 2008, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Over $600,000 in prize money and bonuses. $25,000 for 1st. Elite athlete contact: Rafael Acosta, 787-767-2000.

 

Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile, April 6, 2008, Washington, DC. $35,000 in prize money and bonuses. $6,000 for first. Elite athlete contact: Bill Orr, 863-533-0654.

 

Lilac Bloomsday Run 12k, May 4, 2008, Spokane, WA. Over $50,000 in prize money. $7,000 for 1st. Elite athlete contact: Jon Neill, jhneill@eahjlaw.com

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race (2007-2008 PRRO Championship), July 4, 2008, Atlanta, GA. Over $110,000 in prize money. $15,000 for 1st. $30,000 PRRO Circuit Bonus for eligible runners. Elite athlete contact: Elizabeth Unislawski, 404-231-9064 x11.