Elite Athletes

While prize money is not offered, the SJMMW will waive the entry fee in the marathon and half marathon for Elite Athletes who have bettered the below standard finish times in qualified races in a 24-month period prior to this year’s SJMMW.

Category Marathon Half Marathon
Elite Male 2:40 1:15
Elite Female 3:10 1:30


In addition to free entry, qualified Elite Athletes will also be provided expedited check-in at the Expo, participation in the first wave at the race start and access to the private Elites-only suite at AutoZone Park baseball stadium (site of the finish). A limited number of complimentary lodging opportunities will also be available for the top Elite marathoners.

How to apply for Elite status
Download the Elite Athlete entry application and fax to 901-578-6696 or mail to:
St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2013.
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.

For questions or need more information
Please email marathon@stjude.org.