Elite Athletes

Participation in the elite divisions of the 2015 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon or Half Marathon is only granted after a completed application is received and reviewed by the elite athlete coordinator.

Please complete the application form and either mail or fax it back to us. We will review the information provided and inform you of our decision, based on our criteria. We will not be offering any travel to our event.

Download the Elite Runners Application Form.

Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifying Time BONUS

We are pleased to announce a BONUS purse to reward any U.S. male or female who runs a U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifying time at our 2015 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon (applies to first-time qualifiers ONLY). Women must run 2:43 or faster; men must run 2:18 or faster. The total bonus purse is $3,000 - $1,500 for the women's division, $1,500 for the men's division. The maximum any one U.S. qualifier can earn is $500. If more than three U.S. women or men run qualifying times, we will divide the number of qualifiers into $1,500. Example: if five U.S. women run Olympic qualifying times, each will receive $300.