- Top Over Male and Female runner
- Top Open male and Female runner - up to 39 years old on the race day
- Top Master Male and Female Runner - from 40 years to 49 years old on the race day
- Top Veteran Male and Female Runner - from 50 years to 59 years old on the race day
- Top Super Veteran Male and Female Runner - from 60 years old and up
- Top all male, all female, and coed team will get a team MTD12 team award.
- Team may have unlimited number of members.
- Team's Top-2 runners distances will be summed up for the team's score.
Performance Based awards
Every runner, regardless of age and gender can earn performance based awards at Mind-The-Ducks 12 Hour by completing at least one tradictional marathon and ultra marathon distance. Performance awards are accumulative. Performance awards levels are following:
- 26 laps, marathon - MTD12 marathon bumper sticker
- 31 laps, 50 km - MTD12 travel coffee mug
- 40 laps, 40 miles - MTD12 40 mile bumper sticker
- 50 laps, 50 miles - MTD12 hand towel
- 52 laps, double marathon - MTD12 stainless steel water bottle
- 62 laps, 100 km - MTD12 lunch cooler
- 78 laps, triple marathon - free entry into 2017 race
- 104 laps, quadruple marathon - free lifetime entry into MTD12
* Content of the awards might change from year to year. Content of the awards listed above are based on awards handed out at 2014 and 2015 MTD12.
** See 12 hour pace chart for average speeds required to achieve particular performance award
Top-3 all time distance Leaders at Mind-The-Ducks 12
Top-3 all time distance leaders will be offered free entry into next year's MTD12. After 2017 MTD12 all time distance leaders are:
- Gerrit Van Loon - 331.564 miles
- Mary Skelton DaSilva - 322.193 miles
- Deb Patterson - 289.955 miles
All three listed were offered free entry into 2018 race.
Mary Skelton DaSilva and Christine Stevens-Schwind are only two runners that have participated at every Mind The Ducks 12 Hour race since 2010.