All Elite Entries
The Manchester Marathon would like to invite elite athletes to take part free of charge. To qualify for free entry, within the last two years* you will need to have achieved the following times:
Male: Under 2:30 (marathon) or 1:09 (half marathon)
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 running races. Elite wheelchair athletes who are competing for prize money MUST participate in a racing wheelchair.
For all Elite entry enquires please get in touch with us on email@example.com
The course has been officially measured and has the potential for some huge personal best times.
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 in the Event Village.
Prizes are as follows for both male and female (top 5 placed runners will not be awarded age group prizes as well):
1st Prize £2000 cash
2nd Prize £1000 cash
3rd Prize £750 cash
4th Prize £300 cash
5th Prize £200 cash
Elite Racing Wheelchair Athletes
Please note – Only Wheelchair Athletes competing in a ‘Racing Wheelchair’ and adhering to World Para Athletics and IAAF rules are eligible for the prize money on offer.
Prizes are as follows for both male and female:
1st Prize £1,000 cash
2nd Prize £500 cash
3rd Prize £375 cash
Wheelchair Marathon 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.
A team prize will be awarded to the top 3 male and female teams made up of the top 3 runners’ cumulative times from a UKA affiliated club. Runners must have stated their club affiliation on the entry form before the race (retrospective nominations will not be accepted) and the runners’ membership status will be checked with the club secretary before prizes are sent out.
Prizes will be awarded as follows for both male and female teams:
1st team – £600 per team
2nd team – £300 per team
3rd team – £150 per team
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Results will be posted on www.ManchesterMarathon.co.uk within 24 hours of the end of the event.