The deadline for applying to race as an elite athlete for the 2019 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is November 1.


While prize money is not offered, marathon or half marathon entry fees will be waived for elite athletes who have bettered the below standard finish times in qualified races in a 24-month period prior to this year’s St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend.

Half Marathon
Elite male
Elite female 3:10 1:30

Elite athletes will also be provided expedited check-in at the expo, first wave at the race start and access to a private elites-only area near the finish line. A limited number of complimentary lodging opportunities will also be available for the top elite marathoners.

For questions concerning our elite athlete program, please contact marathon@stjude.org.


Please note that this application does not guarantee acceptance or race entry. Normally, within 10 working days after receipt of this form, our Elite Athlete Program Coordinator will contact the applicant or his/her designated representative to advise eligibility status. If the athlete is under the age of 18 as of race day, a parent or guardian must sign the form below.

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