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Elite Athletes

ELITE ENTRY

Runners who can document a performance from the past two years (2015 or 2016) better than or equal to the chart below may submit a request for an elite complimentary entry into the 2017 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 Philadelphia Marathon does not provide appearance fees or travel reimbursement. Athletes of the highest caliber may be offered lodging at the discretion of the Philadelphia Marathon.

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

TOP SEEDED ENTRY/FIRST CORRAL

Runners who can document a performance from the past two years (2015 or 2016) 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
Top Seeded Male 28:00 1:15:00 2:40:00
Top Seeded Female 35:00 1:27:00 3:05:00

1. Click on the REGISTER NOW link at the top of the screen.

2. Choose the TOP SEED category for your desired event. During registration, you must supply the link to the results for an event during the last two years (2015 or 2016) where you posted a performance that is compatible with the chart above. If an event fills up, no more seeded requests will be honored. Confirmation of corral assignment will be sent 7-10 days prior to race weekend to all registrants.

PLEASE NOTE:

1. If a runner's qualifying performance cannot be readily verified using the information provided by the runner, he/she will be placed in the first general corral.

2. Placement in the TOP SEED corral does not provide a waiver of entry fee. Please see ELITE RUNNERS (above) for additional information.

THE PHILADELPHIA MARATHON IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR UNDELIVERED OR LOST ELITE OR TOP SEED REQUESTS. SUBMISSION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE.

Take a look at last year's results here »