Elite Runners

Elite Running Program

 

FULL MARATHON

The Quad Cities Marathon welcomes elite athletes to our event. Athletes are provided lodging, entry waiver, and travel assistance on a case-by-case basis. To be considered for this program the following time standards are used as guidelines:
 
Open Men: Sub 2:25:00; Open Women: Sub 3:00:00; Masters Men: Sub 2:40:00; Masters Women: Sub 3:10:00
Times will be confirmed by elite race coordinator and must have been recorded in the past two years. Special consideration for elite entry may be granted for athletes not meeting the above standards, provided the athlete submits exceptional times at shorter distances.
 

HALF MARATHON

The Mel Foster Half Marathon welcomes elite athletes to our event. Athletes are provided lodging and entry waiver on a case-by-case basis. To be considered for this program the following time standards are used as guidelines:
 
Open Men: Sub 1:10:00; Open Women: Sub 1:25:00
Times will be confirmed by elite race coordinator and must have been recorded in the past two years. Special consideration for elite entry may be granted for athletes not meeting the above standards, provided the athlete submits exceptional times at shorter distances. 
 
Elite Coordinator: Ian Frink: 309-269-9941; Email: Ian Frink; Quad Cities Marathon Main Office: 309-751-9800

 
 

QUICK LINKS, PRIZE MONEY/HISTORY/RECORDS:


2016, LINKS, NOTES:

 

2016 Elite Runner Media Guide/Bios (entries through 9/18/16): Click Here for PDF    

 


2015, LINKS, NOTES:
 

2015 Elite Runner Media Guide/Bios (entries through 9/21/15):  Click Here for PDF

 



PED/Drug Testing Statement: The Quad Cities Marathon promotes a drug-free race environment to protect the health of athletes and to preserve fair competition. The QCM Race Committee reserves the right to drug test overall winners, and top finishers, for Performance Enhancing Drugs following completion of our marathon. Drug-test samples may be collected and processed by an independent certified collection agency. The samples are collected and analyzed under a published protocol using certified laboratories.