ABOUT: Elite Athletes

The Mount Desert Island Marathon and Half-Marathon have produced the fastest winning times recorded in the State of Maine for many years!


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 for Elite Team 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.

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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.

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Team Magenta

Runners will be selected for the MDI Marathon T-Mobile Magenta Elite Runner Program (“Team Magenta”) based on information submitted in their application.

Members of Team Magenta will be gifted special race swag along with magenta bib numbers.

The overall male and female marathon champions will earn the following additional prizes, courtesy of T-Mobile:

  • $1,000 travel stipend

  • T-Mobile device and one year of service

  • $500 to help cover the taxes imposed on the winner for the prizes received

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Application

Please submit your application using the form below:

I am applying for *
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
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

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.