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2017 Austin Marathon Elite Athlete Application
The Austin Marathon® presented by NXP, scheduled to take place on February 19, 2017, is calling for elite marathoners to register for the Elite Athlete Program. There is no cap on the amount of runners excepted into the elite field, but there is a cap on the amount of runners eligible for hotel assistance. This cap will be 10 men & 10 women. Elite athletes will compete in the marathon for a prize purse totaling $10,000. The 26.2-mile course, which starts and finishes downtown, is USATF sanctioned and certified and features some of the best views Austin has to offer. The course is well-supported with 22 aid stations, 26 bands, hundreds of amazing signs, and thousands of cheering spectators.

Program details including prize purse breakdown, perks, standards times, and contact information are below. Historically, temperatures in mid-February range from a high of 66 degrees to a low of 46 degrees. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 20+ countries around the world.

Prize Purse: $10,000 total
$5000 each division
1st - $2000
2nd - $1500
3rd - $800
4th - $450
5th - $250

Comped Entry: Accepted elite athletes will receive an entry into the Austin Marathon at no cost.

Hotel Stays: Accepted elite athletes will receive one room or home stay for two nights at no cost.

Transportation: Accepted elite athletes will receive a complimentary ride from the airport to downtown and back to the airport at no cost.

***Non-race day standards must be met at least two years prior to February 19, 2017
Eligibility Standards for the Austin Marathon Elite Athlete Program:
Male: 2:24 (full) / 1:07 (half)
Female: 2:49 (full) / 1:17 (half)

Registration Standards Program:
Excepted elite athletes will receive $100 for having hit Olympic standard before the Austin Marathon.
Male: 2:19 (full) or 1:05 (half)
Female: 2:45 (full) or 1:15 (half)

Race Day Standards Program:
Elite athletes will receive $100 for hitting Olympic standard during the Austin Marathon.
Male: 2:19 (full only)
Female: 2:45 (full only)

FloTrack Live Feed:
Run in Austin, be seen around the world. We have teamed up with FloTrack to stream live coverage of the race.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 31, 2016. Athletes will be notified of their selection by a representative of the selection committee.

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