Elite athlete information

Elite athlete information for the 2021 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend will be announced at a later date.

Elite athlete on half marathon course.

The information on this page reflects our 2019 event. We encourage you to sign up for our 2020 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Virtual Experience.


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.

The application form will be available at a later date for the 2021 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend.

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.


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