To be considered for Elite Runner Status you must follow these steps:
For the full marathon your PR finishing time must be at least 2:35 for men and 3:05 for women. (This time must have been achieved within the last two years) We do not offer Elite Runner Status in the master division.
For the half marathon your PR finishing time must be at least 1:10 for men and 1:20 for women. (This time must have been achieved within the last two years) We do not offer Elite Runner Status in the master division.
Please submit the following resume information to email@example.com. All information is required.
Date of Birth:
Gender: Male Female
Current Address (street address, city, state, zip):
Country of Birth:
U.S. Citizen: Yes No
If you are not a US Citizen do you have a Federal Tax ID Number or a US Social Security Number? We do NOT accept elite runners who do not have one of these: Yes No
Personal Record in the race you are interested in running. Include name of race, year, time and link to official results:
List 3 of your past races, finish times and link to official results - These times MUST be from the past 2 years:
Any other pertinent information:
As an Elite Runner the staff may offer any of the following: complimentary entry to full or half marathon, one night stay in the host hotel, help with travel expenses, ticket to the pre-race pasta dinner. No guarantee is made that you will receive any or all of these.
The staff of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend DOES NOT accept any elite runner who is not currently residing in the United States of America.
The staff of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend DOES NOT write letters or make phone calls to any embassy requesting a runner to come to our race.
Once this information is received the staff will review and get back with you within two weeks.