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Elite Athletes

Elite Entry

Runners who can document a performance from the past two years (2012 or 2013) better than or equal to the chart below may submit a request for an elite complimentary entry into the 2014 field of their chosen event.

Category Rothman Institute 8K Half Marathon Marathon
Elite Male 24:30 1:08 2:24:00
Elite Male Master 26:00 1:10:00 2:30:00
Elite Female 28:00 1:20:00 2:49:00
Elite Female Master 30:00 1:23:00 2:55:00

Each request must provide the web address for the race results that document a comparable performance recorded within the last two years. Please note that the GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon does not provide appearance fees or travel reimbursement. Athletes of the highest caliber may be offered lodging at the discretion of the GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon.

Please submit your request by fax to (215) 972-8335 or email prelites@gmail.com with the subject: "Elite/Complimentary entry request."

Seeded Entry

Runners who can document a performance from the past two years (2012 or 2013) better than or equal to the chart below may submit a request for a seeded position in the first corral of their chosen event.

Category Rothman Institute 8K Half Marathon Marathon
Seeded Male 28:00 1:15:00 2:40:00
Seeded Female 35:00 1:27:00 3:05:00

Each request must provide the web address for the race results that document a comparable performance recorded within the last two years. Runners requesting seeded placement should register immediately in the event their race fills up.

Please note that placement in the first corral does not provide a waiver of entry fee. See Elite Entry instructions above for more details on complimentary entry requests. Space is limited and restrictions may apply.

Please submit your request by fax to (215) 972-8335 or email prelites@gmail.com with the subject: "Seeded placement request."

THE GORE-TEX® PHILADELPHIA MARATHON IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR UNRECEIVED OR LOST ELITE OR SEEDED ENTRY REQUESTS. SUBMISSION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE.

Take a look at last year's results here »