The adidas Manchester Marathon is well known for its fast and flat route, making it the perfect opportunity to run a personal best.
All Elite Entries
As an elite athlete you will receive a free entry into the event and an exclusive experience on the day. This includes a free entry, access to the elite start pen and the elite drinks tables on course. There is also prize money up for grabs for those lucky enough to finish at the front of the field!
There are prizes for the top 5 male and female elite runners, these will be confirmed shortly.
Elite Wheelchair Athletes
There are prizes for the top male and female elite racing wheelchair athletes, these will be confirmed shortly.
Please note: only wheelchair athletes competing in a ‘Racing Wheelchair’ and adhering to World Para Athletics and AAF rules are eligible for the prize money offer.
Wheelchair Prize Money Regulations
The 1st and 2nd cash prizes for each gender will be awarded if 3-5 male or 3-5 female athletes participate in the wheelchair marathon.
The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cash prizes for each gender will be awarded if 6+ male or 6+ female athletes participate in the wheelchair marathon.
PRESENTATION AND PRIZES
Prizes for all elites will be awarded on gun time. All other prizes will be awarded on chip time.
The presentations for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will take place near the finish line.
Elite Qualifying Criteria
To qualify for elite entry, within the last three years* you will need to have achieved the following times:
- Elite Male – Under 2:30 (marathon) or 1:09 (half marathon)
- Elite Female – Under 2:50 (marathon) or 1:19 (half marathon)
- Male Racing Wheelchair** – Under 2:00 (marathon)
- Female Racing Wheelchair** – Under 2:30 (marathon
*Subject to races taking place.
**Please note, we do not currently allow hand-cycles to enter our races. Elite wheelchair athletes who are competing for prize money MUST participate in a racing wheelchair.
For all Elite entry enquires including details of your qualifying performances, please get in touch with us on email@example.com.
Elite Race Results
Results will be posted on www.manchestermarathon.co.uk within 24 hours of the end of the event.