Elite Athletes

The deadline for applying to race as an Elite Athlete for the 2015 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend has passed. Please check back for information on applying in 2016.

While prize money is not offered, the SJMMW will waive the entry fee in the marathon or half marathon for Elite Athletes who have bettered the below standard finish times in qualified races in a 24-month period prior to this year’s SJMMW.

Category Marathon Half Marathon
Elite Male 2:40 1:15
Elite Female 3:10 1:30

In addition to free entry, qualified Elite Athletes will also be provided expedited check-in at the Expo, participation in the first wave at the race start and access to the private Elites-only area near the finish line. A limited number of complimentary lodging opportunities will also be available for the top Elite marathoners.