This weekend's Ignis Asset Management Women's 10k will be the most lucrative in the event's history with a significant cash prize on offer for the winning club team. Calculated on the basis of the four fastest finishers from the club, this year's winners will receive an award of £1,000.
The implementation of the Club Prize fund, which totals £3,100, is the first time the event has offered a cash incentive for winning teams. The move comes as part of Glasgow's run up to the Commonwealth Games and the push towards supporting talented Scottish athletes as they prepare for 2014.
Head of Sport at Glasgow Life, Keith Russell, commented: "An event of this calibre attracts a multitude of Scottish club runners. As well as making changes which appeal to the first-time participant and fun-runner, we are keen to strengthen our relationship with the more serious athlete. The new prize structure should achieve this by giving more Scottish runners the opportunity to win."
In reference to the implementation of the cash prize in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games, Keith added: "It is vital we do all we can to not only increase participation but also reward athletes who want to compete at the highest level. Club runners will now have a serious chance of winning a prize and that will hopefully help push them to new levels in their training."
With the revamped structure, the first place team will win £1,000, second place £700, and third £500. Athletes must indicate on their entry that they belong to a club and are encouraged to pass this information to fellow members.