Elite Athletes & Category Awards

RaceSLO events, including the San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half, produce world-class events on the Central Coast for athletes of all ages and abilities. Elite level athletes who meet the below minimum standards are eligible for $3150 total prize money sponsored by LeftLane Sports and the SLO Marathon + Half.

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 RD@RaceSLO.com.

For Boston Marathon Qualifying Standards, CLICK HERE

SLO MARATHON CERTIFICATION

Half Marathon: CA12013RS

Marathon: CA12012RS


Leader Money Shot

2015 ELITES

Prize money for 2015 totals $3150.00 and will be awarded to the first three places in the Marathon & Half Marathon for each gender. The breakdown for the marathon is $600 First/$300 Second/$150 Third. The prize money breakdown for the half marathon is $300 First/$150 Second/$75 Third. Prize money is sponsored by LeftLane Sports and the SLO Marathon + Half. 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.

2015 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 RD@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

  • 15 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+