The following times qualify a runner as an Elite for purposes of the Mesa Marathon. Times must have been achieved within the last three years.
- Men - Marathon: 2:19:00
- Men - Half Marathon: 1:04:00
- Men - 10K: 30:30
- Women - Marathon: 2:40:00
- Women - Half Marathon: 1:13:00
- Women - 10K: 33:30
The top three men and women in the Marathon will be awarded the following cash prizes:
- 1st Place: $1,700
- 2nd Place: $750
- 3rd Place: $300
The top three men and women in the Half Marathon will be awarded the following cash prizes:
- 1st Place: $300
- 2nd Place: $150
- 3rd Place: $75
Elite athletes may take advantage of a private fuel drop at select aid stations. They will receive separate transportation to the start line as well as private restrooms at the start and finish lines.
The Mesa Marathon will not provide travel and lodging accomodations for Elite athletes unless separately agreed upon.
The deadline to request entry as an Elite athlete is January 6th.