Elite and Subseed Athletes

The San Francisco Marathon invites athletes to apply for elite or subseed status for our Full or 2nd Half Marathon. The San Francisco Marathon will distribute complimentary or discounted entries based on past performance.

Elite and Subseed Athlete bib placements are limited and these participants will receive placement in the front of the pack at the beginning of the race. The requirements and applications for Elite and Subseed registration are explained below and involve a thorough check of past performances.

2017 Elite Athlete Application

2017 Subseed Athlete Application

Elite and Subseed Athlete Applications are open for The San Francisco Marathon’s 2017 events. Applications will receive a response within 2 weeks of submission.

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Elite Athlete Requirements and Applications

The first 250 athletes that meet the elite qualifying standards receive complimentary entries. Elite Athletes will also receive placement at the front of the race. Times must have been achieved in the past 2 years to be considered.

Elite Athlete Qualifying Times

  • Men: Full Marathon: Sub 2:40 / Half Marathon: Sub 1:18
  • Women: Full Marathon: Sub 3:00 / Half Marathon: Sub 1:28

Subseed Athlete Requirements and Applications

The first 250 athletes that meet the sub-seed qualifying standards receive discounted entries. Subseed Athletes will also receive placement just behind the Elite Athletes at the beginning of the race. Times must have been achieved in the past 2 years to be considered.

Subseed Athlete Qualifying Times

Men

  • Open – Full Marathon: Sub 2:55 / Half Marathon: Sub 1:28
  • Masters (40+) – Full Marathon: Sub 3:10 / Half Marathon: Sub 1:30
  • Masters (55+) – Full Marathon: Sub 3:40 / Half Marathon: Sub 1:40
  • Masters (75+) – Full Marathon: Sub 4:10 / Half Marathon: Sub 1:55
Women

  • Open – Full Marathon: Sub 3:20 / Half Marathon: Sub 1:40
  • Masters (40+) – Full Marathon: Sub 3:38 / Half Marathon: Sub 1:44
  • Masters (55+) – Full Marathon: Sub 4:00 / Half Marathon: Sub 1:50
  • Masters (75+) – Full Marathon: Sub 4:45 / Half Marathon: Sub 2:11

Elite Athlete Applications

Applications will receive a response within 2 weeks of submission.

Subseed Athlete Applications

Applications will receive a response within 2 weeks of submission.