The Elite Athlete Program’s focus is to provide a clean and competitive environment, discover emerging marathon talent, and help the existing talent pool reach Olympic standards. The Program’s Year Two prize purse totals $20K with $15K for the marathon and $5K for the half marathon.

Follow these Runners on social as they lead up to the Austin Marathon:

Joe Thorne

2017 Austin Marathon Champion

PR Marathon (2:32)

Half Marathon (1:08)



Matt Daniels

2016 Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier

Marathon (2:28:13)



Joseph Whelan

Marathon 2:25:04



Matt McCurdy

PR Marathon (2:28)


Brandon Jauregui

2015 Santa Clarita Marathon Champ – 2:35:18 [marathon debut while undergoing chemotherapy; eventually defeated leukemia

Marathon (2:35:18)


Patrick Aucoin

Marathon Debut

Half Marathon (1:11:30)


Jared Carson

PR Marathon (2:40:25)

Half Marathon (1:07:02)




Ryan Miller

2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier

Half Marathon (1:04:35)