2023 Ascension Seton Austin Marathon & Half Elite Field

The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour will take place on Sunday, February 19, 2023. The event is USATF-sanctioned and certified and features some of the best views Austin has to offer. The course is well-supported with 22 aid stations, 26 bands, hundreds of amazing signs, and thousands of cheering spectators. Historically, temperatures in mid-February range from a high of 66 degrees to a low of 42 degrees. The event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 35+ countries around the world.

The application process for the Elite Field is open and calling for elite marathoners and half marathoners. The 2023 Austin Marathon has a total prize purse of $20,000. The Elite Field focuses on supporting runners with a competitive nature and discovering emerging talent while helping the existing talent pool reach Olympic standards.

There is no cap on the number of runners accepted into the Elite Field, however you must have submitted an application and been accepted in to the field to be eligible.

All athletes are subject to random pre- and post-race drug testing. Prize checks will be mailed post-race, upon completion of drug testing protocol. Only runners accepted into the Elite Field are eligible to earn prize money. Runners accepted into the Elite Field are not eligible for age group awards.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 19, 2022. Applications received after this deadline will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Athletes will be notified of their selection by a representative of The Austin Marathon.

If there are questions or more information is needed, please contact elites@youraustinmarathon.com. Please allow 7-10 business days for a response.

 

Prize Purse Details

 

Austin Marathon

Austin Half Marathon

$15,000 total split evenly between men’s and women’s divisions

1st – $3000
2nd – $2250
3rd – $1200
4th – $675
5th – $375

$5000 total split evenly between men’s and women’s divisions

1st – $1400
2nd – $700
3rd – $400

Runners selected  for the Elite Field will receive comped entry to the Austin Marathon or Half Marathon.

 Required Standards

To be accepted into the Elite Field, athletes must meet the following standards no earlier than 3 years before Feb. 19, 2023:

– Male: 2:29 (full) or 1:09 (half)

– Female: 2:55 (full) or 1:18 (half)


Standard Bonuses Available

Austin Marathon

Austin Half Marathon

$200 for having hit the Olympic standard no earlier than 3 years before Feb. 19, 2023

  Male: 2:19 (full) or 1:04 (half)
Female: 2:45 (full) or 1:13 (half)

$200 for hitting Olympic standard during the 2023 Austin Marathon

Male: 2:19 (full) or 1:04 (half)
Female: 2:45 (full) or 1:13 (half)

$500 for course record

$100 for having hit the Olympic standard no earlier than 3 years before Feb. 19, 2023

Male: 2:19 (full) or 1:04 (half)
Female: 2:45 (full) or 1:13 (half)

$100 for hitting Olympic standard during the 2023 Austin Marathon

Male: 2:19 (full) or 1:04 (half)
Female: 2:45 (full) or 1:13 (half)

$250 for course record

Elite Notification Timeline

Below is a timeline of when applicants can expect to receive notification.

October 17th: First batch of applicants notified
December 15th: Second batch of applicants notified
December 31: LAST day to apply for the elite field
January 30th: FINAL batch notified