ABOUT: Elite Athletes


The Mount Desert Island Marathon and Half-Marathon produced the fastest winning times recorded in the State of Maine for 2015.


Elite Entry

Elite Athletes may be offered complimentary entry, lodging, travel stipend, and other benefits at the discretion of the race committee.

Runners who can document a performance from the past two years that is better than or equal to those outlined below may submit an application request to be included in our Elite Athlete Program:

MARATHON
Men - 2:29
Women - 2:59

HALF-MARATHON
Men - 1:11
Women - 1:25

**submission of this application does NOT guarantee acceptance**

Click HERE to learn more about awards, prize money, and course records.


Invitational Entry

Invitational Athletes may be offered complimentary entry and other benefits at the discretion of the race committee.

Runners who can document a performance from the past two years that is better than or equal to those outlined below may submit an application request to be included in our Invitational Athlete Program:

MARATHON
Men - 2:39
Women - 3:09

HALF-MARATHON
Men - 1:15
Women - 1:29

**submission of this application does NOT guarantee acceptance**

Click HERE to learn more about awards, prize money, and course records.


 

Please submit your Elite or Invitational application using the form below:

I am applying for *
Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Mobile Phone *
Mobile Phone
The best way to reach you before race weekend, during race weekend, and after race weekend.
Gender *
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Desired Event *
include race name, year, time and link to official results
these times MUST be from the past two (2) years
not required, but encouraged

submission of this application DOES NOT guarantee acceptance.

  • PLEASE NOTE:
    • If a runner's qualifying performances cannot be readily verified using the information provided they will not be considered for an elite or an invitational entry.
    • If a runner is accepted as an elite or an invitational entrant they will be contacted by race officials.

Prize Money Eligibility Policy
To be eligible for elite entry or prize purse an athlete must:

  • Not be currently serving a suspension issued by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) or the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for use of a banned substance.
  • Not have ever served a ban issued by USADA or WADA for the use of performance enhancing drugs.
  • Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who have had 2 or more athletes receiving such suspensions in the previous 4 years.
  • Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who served a ban for use of performance enhancing drugs during their own athletic career*.
  • Sign a statement attesting they are in compliance with USADA and WADA anti-doping regulations related to banned substance use and if issued a doping suspension or ban in the future, they will not be allowed back at the event for any reason
  • Consent to random drug testing according to the standards and procedures of USATF, USADA and WADA

Any athlete that believes they have been barred from the event or the opportunity to earn prize money at the event because of mistaken identity due to near or exact name of a person currently suspended, banned or previously banned, must submit documentation certified by a notary in advance to the race director or elite athlete coordinator of the event proving that they are not the same person identified as serving a suspension, ban or previous ban. (event organizers will need to clearly outline the exact person to submit documentation to for this recourse section of the policy)

*Athletes have a duty to ensure they are represented by reputable coaches and agents and have a duty to consult the WADA list of athletes that are or have served a doping ban before signing with a coach or agent.



CANCELLATION POLICY

The Mount Desert Island Marathon is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Entry fees, including optional meal add-ons and club memberships, are non-refundable; race entries cannot be deferred to another year. No exceptions. (See transfer information on FAQ Page.) This policy applies to all entrants and is in effect whether your plans change, you are injured, or have an unexpected family emergency / business emergency / medical emergency / etc. This means once you have paid your entry fee you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, or if the course has to be changed, or if the event is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances. The race committee reserves the right to accept or reject any entries.