Elite Athletes & Prize Money

Elite Athlete Information

Submit your 2020 Elite Athlete application through the registration page. To apply, go to the registration page, select either General Public or Active Military/Guard/Reserve as applies to you. Lastly, select the Elite Athlete Application option.

Only applications submitted through the online elite application form will be considered. All athletes must have run on a certified course since January 1, 2019. An Elite Athlete application does not guarantee an entry into the 2020 Air Force Marathon. All applications must be approved by the Race Director, Brandon Hough. If your application is accepted, you will then receive an e-mail from the Race Director with a code to register for the marathon. All applications must be submitted no later than September 1, 2020.Air Force Marathon-Winner-2019

There are two elite entry standards for the 2020 Air Force Marathon, Elite and Sub-Elite. Elite athletes will receive a complimentary entry to the marathon and a Pro Package. The Pro Package includes a Gourmet Pasta Dinner ticket, race day parking pass, post-race massage, and exclusive access into the Pro Package tent. Sub-Elite athletes will receive a complimentary entry into the marathon.

Elite Entry Standards

Meeting these standards does not guarantee elite entry or support at the 2020 United States Air Force Marathon. All applications are subject at the discretion of the Race Director.

2020 Elite Standards: Full Marathon

Qualifying DistanceOpen MenOpen WomenMasters MenMasters Women
10M52:40 1:01:00

2020 Sub-Elite Standards: Full Marathon

Qualifying DistanceOpen MenOpen WomenMasters MenMasters Women
10M54:30 1:03:00

Prize Money

2020 Prize Money - Total Purse = $18,000

Military Only*
Ohio Only**
Push Rim

* Must be Active Duty or an Active Reservist in the United States Air Force, Army, Navy, or Marine Corps.

** Must physically reside throughout the year in the state of Ohio.

2019-Air-Force-Marathon-WinnerAll cash awards are based on Gun Time. All registered marathon participants are eligible for cash prizes. Runners may win money from multiple categories. For example, an Active Duty Air Force member who takes 3rd Overall but 1st in the Military division would win $500 + $750 for a combined total of $1250.

A $1,000 bonus will be offered to any U.S. man or woman who runs an Olympic Trials qualifying mark in the marathon (Men = 2:19:00; Women = 2:45:00).

Prize money winners will be contacted shortly after the event once results are verified. At this time, winners must submit banking info in order to receive payment via Electronic Funds Transfer.

All elite athletes are subject to drug testing.


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