Winners of this year's Boilermaker Road Race will be going home with a little extra cash.

Race officials have announced an increase in prize money, which will be spread among the male and female open, masters and top Americans categories.

First place in the open male/female division is increasing from $6,000 to $7,000.

The prize money for the top American male and female finishers is going from $1,000 to $2,000.

The 36th running of the Boilermaker will take place on Sunday, July 14th.