Thank you for your interest in participating in the Elite Field at the Ascension Seton Austin Marathon & Half Marathon in 2023. Please read everything carefully. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour will take place on February 19, 2023. The event is USATF-sanctioned and certified and features some of the best views Austin has to offer. The course is well-supported with 22 aid stations, 26 bands, hundreds of amazing signs, and thousands of cheering spectators. Historically, temperatures in mid-February range from a high of 66 degrees to a low of 42 degrees. The event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 35+ countries around the world.
The application process for the Elite Field is open and calling for elite marathoners and half marathoners. The 2023 Austin Marathon has a total prize purse of $20,000. The elite field focuses on supportting runners with a competitive nature and discovering emerging talent, while helping the existing talent pool reach Olympic standards.
There is no cap on the number of runners accepted into the Elite Field, however you must have submitted an application and been accepted in to the field to be eligible.
All elite athletes are subject to random pre- and post-race drug testing. Prize checks will be mailed post-race, upon completion of drug testing protocol. Only runners accepted into the Elite Field are eligible to earn prize money. Runners accepted into the Elite Field are not eligible for age group awards.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 19, 2022. Applications received after this deadline will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Athletes will be notified of their selection by a representative of The Austin Marathon.
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