Elite Starts

We are pleased to offer elite starting positions in the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Run and 5km races.  

A summary of the standards required for an elite start position are outlined in the table below. These times must have been achieved on a certified course after 1 January 2022. 

Applications will be accepted via your 2024 race entry. 

Race Male Female
Marathon Sub 2:40:00 Sub 3:00:00
Half Marathon Sub 1:15:00 Sub 1:25:00
10km Run Sub 36:00 Sub 41:00
5km Run Sub 19:00 Sub 21:00

Please note: 

  • 10km times will be considered for the half marathon (especially for those running their half marathon debut). 
  • Half marathon times will be considered for the marathon (especially for those running their debut marathon). 
  • Submitting an elite 5km or 10km time does not meet the criteria for a place in the elite start group in the marathon. 
  • For Australian races, only times on Athletics Australia certified accurate courses will be accepted. 
  • For overseas races, the course must have been measured in accordance with World Athletics (WA) & Association of International Marathon Standards (AIMS) standards. 
  • All applications are completed via the race registration system. 

Elite Start applications close Sunday 31 March 2024

Identifier

  • Elite runners will be issued with a low race number within the race number range for your race (i.e. marathon race numbers start at 1; half marathon race numbers start at 1001; 10km race numbers start at 3001; and 5km race numbers start at 4001).
  • Elite runners are permitted to warm up in a designated area close to the start line prior to the start of the race and then assemble at the start line at the very front of the field. 

 

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