Elite Runners
Join the best of the best

The Miami Marathon and Half Marathon invites athletes to apply for elite status for the Full or Half Marathon. The Miami Marathon and Half Marathon will distribute complimentary entries based on past performance.

Elite Athlete registrations are limited and these participants will receive placement in the exclusive Corral A at the beginning of the race. The prize money, requirements and applications for Elite registration are explained below.

Requirements

Elite Standards Male
Marathon: 2:30
Half Marathon: 1:10

Elite Standads Female
Marathon: 2:45
Half Marathon: 1:20

**We encourage athletes to apply if they are a few minutes over. Previous results are required.

Prize Money

Full Marathon

Overall male
1st place: USD $4,500
2nd place: USD $2,000
3rd place: USD $1,000

Overall female
1st place: USD $4,500
2nd place: USD $2,000
3rd place: USD $1,000

Masters
1st place male: USD $500
1st place female: USD $500

Hand crank
1st place male: USD $500
1st place female: USD $500

Push rim
1st place male: USD $500
1st place female: USD $500

Half Marathon

Overall male
1st place: USD $1,500
2nd place: USD $800
3rd place: USD $450

Overall female
1st place: USD $1,500
2nd place: USD $800
3rd place: USD $450

Masters
1st place male: USD $250
1st place female: USD $250

Hand crank
1st place male: USD $250
1st place female: USD $250

Push rim
1st place male: USD $250
1st place female: USD $250

PROGRAM BENEFITS AND INFORMATION

The organization of the 2018 Miami Marathon, produced by Life Time Fitness, offers to the selected Elite Athletes the following benefits:

  • ONLY REGISTERED ELITE ATHLETES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZE MONEY.
  • One complimentary entry into the Miami Marathon or Half Marathon.
  • Passes to all official VIP events.
  • Access to the elite athlete hospitality tent on race day.
  • Athlete must attend elite athletes meeting and filming/interviews (if selected).
  • The elite athlete is eligible for the prize money award of the event he/she is registered for. If the elite athlete is registered in the 2018 Miami Marathon, he/she is eligible, according to his/her finishing place, for the marathon prize money. If the elite athlete is registered in the 2018 Miami Half Marathon, he/she is eligible, according to his/her finishing place, for the half marathon prize money.
  • Airfare, hotel, or transportation is no longer provided to elite athletes. We have increased the prize purse to compensate for travel associated with stay.

2018 Elite Athlete Application

> 2018 Elite Athlete Application

*Please note that this is an application only and does not guarantee acceptance.

Once we have received your Elite Athlete Application form, our Elite Athlete Coordinator will contact you or your designated representative to discuss your eligibility. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.

*Athletes who participate in this competition may be subject to formal drug testing in accordance with USATF and IAAF rules, in accordance with USOC, USADA or IAAF procedures. Athletes found, after a disciplinary hearing, to be positive for prohibited substances, as defined by the WADA Code and/or IAAF, or who refuse to be tested will be disqualified from this event and may lose eligibility for future competitions. Any prize money payable to an athlete who has tested positive shall be withheld until the final disposition of all disciplinary proceedings. BEWARE: Some prescriptions, over the counter medications and nutritional supplements may contain prohibited substances. Information regarding drugs and drug testing may be obtained by calling the USADA reference hotline at (800) 233-0393 or at www.usantidoping.org.

2017 Elite Results