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Time Bonuses For Suva Marathon

Time Bonuses For Suva Marathon
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July 03
12:58 2018

The Striders Club has announced that it will to provide special time bonuses at the Suva Marathon for the next three years.

The recently revived Striders Club is keen to encourage the local athletes to enhance their performances.

The overseas-based club members, many of whom dominated middle and long-distance running in Fiji and the Pacific Region for almost 20 years say, it is their turn to help rebuild distance running in the country.

Club stalwarts Binesh and Nadia Prasad, who ran several world class marathons in United States of Amercia in the 1990s stated that all the world class races provide time bonuses to encourage faster times.

The following time bonuses will be on offer for any Fiji citizens who have been residing in Fiji for at least six months prior to the event.



Under: 2 Hours 50 Minutes- $250

Under: 2 Hours 45 Minutes- $500

Under: 2 Hours 40 Minutes- $750

Under: 2 Hours 35 Minutes- $1,000



Under: 3 Hours 55 Minutes- $250

Under: 3 Hours 50 Minutes- $500

Under: 3 Hours 45 Minutes- $750

Under: 3 Hours 40 Minutes- $1,000


The above bonuses are to be non-accumulative; that is one bonus per runner, in any one year.

Furthermore, if anyone from any country breaks Binesh Prasad’s best time of 2 hours 23 minutes 33 seconds or any female breaks Nadia ‘s best time of 2 hours 29 minutes 47 seconds, during the next three editions of the Suva Marathon, they will win $2500 respectively.

Since the time bonuses is to encourage faster times, then we want to reward everyone that achieves these benchmarks.

Additionally, for the marathon team events, time bonuses will also be on offer, as follows:

– First local team to break 2 Hours 40 Minutes in male category: $200

– First local team to break 3 Hours 20 Minutes for female category: $200



The team event bonus will encourage runners who focus on 10km as well and hopefully will encourage a lot of newer runners.

The club is confident that the time bonuses will encourage faster times. The Club recognises that it will most likely be paying a lot more bonuses in the third year and if that is so then we will have achieved our goal.

With a month to go, to this year’s marathon, it is hoped that this will incentivise leading runners in Fiji to step up their preparations.



These time bonuses offer will be valid at these level at the Island Chill Suva Marathon for each of the next three years 2018-2020).

All bonuses payable are in Fiji dollars. The club reserves all rights to make any final decisions, in case of any disputes.

This time bonus offer from Striders Club has the support and endorsement of the Suva Marathon Club.

Club president, Atma Maharaj, in congratulating the Suva Marathon Club said, that hopefully these incentives will help grow the event further and in particular help in improving performances of local runners.





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