2024 Ascension Seton Austin Marathon & Half Elite Field

 The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour will take place on Sunday, February 18, 2024. 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 2024 Austin Full Marathon has a total prize purse of $20,000. There is no prize purse for the half marathon, however eligible applicants can earn a comp entry. 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 received an acceptance correspondence to the field to be eligible. In addition, Non-U.S. applicants must be represented by a Coach or Sponsor. Accepted Elite athletes will receive a comp entry to the event.

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 Full Marathon 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.

All prize money and elite field awards are based on gun time, not chip time.

Applicant Requirements:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 31, 2023. 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.

New for 2024:

The prize purse for the full marathon elite field has been raised to $20,000.00! There is no half marathon prize money, however an elite-comped entry is available if requested and standards (see below) are met.

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


Austin Marathon

Prize Purse Details


1st – $4000
2nd – $3000
3rd – $1500
4th – $1000
5th – $500

Total split evenly between men’s and women’s divisions

 Required Standards

To be accepted into the Elite Field, athletes must meet the following standards no earlier than 3 years before Feb. 18, 2024:

Male: 2:29 (full) or 1:09 (half)

Female: 2:55 (full) or 1:18 (half)

Standard Bonuses Available

$200 for having hit the Olympic standard no earlier than 3 years before Feb. 18, 2024

  Male: 2:19 (full)
Female: 2:45 (full)

$200 for hitting Olympic standard during the 2024 Austin Marathon

  Male: 2:19 (full)
   Female: 2:45 (full)

$500 for course record

Elite Notification Timeline

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

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