Elite Athletes & Category Awards

RaceSLO events, including the San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half, presented by LeftLaneSports.com, produce world-class events on the Central Coast for athletes of all ages and abilities. In 2017 athletes who meet the below minimum standards are eligible for an event record prize purse of more than $5000.

Additional award categories include Military and First Responders, Challenged Athletes in partnership with the Challenged Athlete Foundation (CAF) and Operation Rebound, as well as Age Group. Double dipping across award categories is allowed. For more information, please contact the Race Director at kelly@RaceSLO.com.

Leader Money Shot

For Boston Marathon Qualifying Standards, CLICK HERE

SLO MARATHON CERTIFICATION

> Half Marathon: CA12013RS
> Marathon: CA12012RS


ELITES

For 2017 the guaranteed prize purse will total $3150 with an additional $2000 in bonus money up for grabs! NOTE: per USATF Rule 165.16, gun time NOT transponder ("chip") time will be used for prize money.

The top three will be recognized on the podium at the finish line festival, while the top male and female in the marathon will receive a unique engraved antique cow bell. Overall awards are eligible for participating athletes.

MARATHON (M/F) HALF MARATHON (M/F)
1st Place: $600 1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $300 2nd Place: $150
3rd Place: $150 3rd Place: $75
Bonus #2: Anyone setting an event record will receive a $250 bonus.

EVENT RECORDS

Marathon Men: Jorge Maravilla (USA / CA), 2:26:47, 2015
Marathon Women: Maggie Yount (USA / CA), 2:50:06, 2016
Half Marathon Men: Joe Thorne (USA / AZ), 1:10:50, 2016
Half Marathon Women: Kara Thorne (USA / CA), 1:21:08, 2014

ELITE STANDARDS

Elite standards are minimum requirements to receive the following benefits; a complimentary race entry, invitation to the weekends VIP events, private packet pick up and race brief meeting with Race Director on Saturday, private start line shuttle and drop bag handler, private post-race recovery area with massage and refreshments. Elite entries are first come, first serve basis and are limited to 50 total - men and women both races. Additional event benefits may be considered based on personal records, accolades and connection to the Central Coast. For more information and to apply for ELITE entry contact our Race Director at kelly@RaceSLO.com In order to qualify for an Elite entry we require proof of finishing time within the last 18 months included in your email.

Marathon Elite Standards

  • Men: 2:40
  • Women: 3:10

  • Half Marathon Elite Standards

  • Men: 1:16
  • Women: 1:25

  • * Performances from other distances may be considered, especially for recent post-collegiate runners.

    MILITARY & FIRST RESPONDER DIVISION

    The top overall male and female finishers in this division will receive awards. To qualify you MUST pre-register within this division category or send us an email in advance of race weekend to move you into that category. No exceptions.

    CHALLENGED ATHLETES DIVISION

    In partnership with CAF and Operation Rebound the top overall male and female finishers in this division will receive awards. To qualify you MUST pre-register within this division category or send us an email in advance of race weekend to move you into that category. No exceptions.

    AGE GROUP DIVISIONS

    Age group medals will be given to the top three males and top three females in each age category as follows. Awards must be picked up at the Finish Line Festival.

    MARATHON & HALF MARATHON

  • 18 and under
  • 19-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80 and over


  • 5K

  • 14 and under
  • 15-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+