ELITE ATHLETES &  AWARDS

HALF MARATHON, RELAY AND 5K AWARDS 

 

HALF MARATHON AND 5K AWARDS -AGE GROUP DIVISIONS

Age group medals will be given to the top three males and top three females in each age category as follows. Awards must be picked up at the Finish Line Festival.

HALF MARATHON

  • 18 and under
  • 19-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80 and over

 5K 

  • 14 and under
  • 15-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+  

MILITARY & FIRST RESPONDER DIVISION 

The top overall male and female finishers in this division will receive awards. To qualify you MUST pre-register within this division category or send us an email in advance of race weekend to move you into that category. No exceptions.

CHALLENGED ATHLETES DIVISION

The top overall male and female finishers in this division will receive awards. To qualify you MUST pre-register within this division category or send us an email in advance of race weekend to move you into that category. No exceptions.

HALF MARATHON RELAY AND CORPORATE CHALLENGE RELAY AWARDS

Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams in each of the following relay categories:

  • Half Marathon Relay – All-Male team
  • Half Marathon Relay – All-Female team
  • Half Marathon Relay – Co-Ed Team 
  • Corporate Challenge Relay – All-Male team
  • Corporate Challenge Relay – All-Female team
  • Corporate Challenge Relay – Co-Ed Team 

    ELITE ATHLETES

     ELITES

    The guaranteed prize purse will total $1400 with additional $200 “event record” bonus money up for grabs! NOTE: per USATF Rule 165.16, gun time NOT transponder (“chip”) time will be used for prize money.

    The top three will be recognized on the podium at the finish line festival, while the top male and female in the half marathon will receive a unique engraved antique cow bell. Overall awards are eligible for participating athletes.

    PRIZE MONEY

    Half Marathon (m/f)

    1st Place: $400

    2nd Place: $200

    3rd Place: $100

    Bonus:

    Event Record: $200

     

    EVENT RECORDS

     

    Marathon Men: Sergio Reyes (USA / CA), 2:21:42, 2017
    Marathon Women: Maggie Yount (USA / CA), 2:50:06, 2016
    Half Marathon Men: Ben Bruce (USA / AZ), 1:09:21, 2017
    Half Marathon Women: Jenny Kadavy (USA / CA), 1:20:20, 2017

     

     

    ELITE STANDARDS

    Elite standards are minimum requirements to receive the following benefits; a complimentary race entry, invitation to the weekends VIP events, private packet pick up and race brief meeting with Race Director on Saturday, private drop bag handler, private post-race recovery area with massage and refreshments. Elite entries are first come, first serve basis and are limited to 50 total – men and women both races.

    Half Marathon Elite Standards

    Men: 1:16

    Women: 1:25

    * Performances from other distances may be considered, especially for recent post-collegiate runners.

    Additional event benefits may be considered based on personal records, accolades and connection to the Central Coast. For more information and to apply for ELITE entry contact our Race Director at Kelly Druse through the form below.

    In order to qualify for an Elite entry we require proof of finishing time within the last 18 months included in your email.

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    The SLO Marathon has an enchanting and dreamy feel to it, like running the landscape of a Picasso painting. Set in the bucolic surroundings of California’s Central Coast, it is a memorable experience you’re sure to enjoy.

    Dean Karnazes, UltraMarathoner & NY Times Bestselling Author

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