Coast guard Marathon Elite Athlete Program

Olympic Time Qualifying Guidelines and Application
Coast Guard Marathon is proud to present our newest addition:
The Elite Athlete Program.

The Elite Athlete Program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for runners who may be eligible to qualify for The Olympics. Those who qualify will receive elite athlete perks and free entry into the Coast Guard Marathon. Our Elite Athlete Program provides an enhanced experience for elite runners participating in The Coast Guard Marathon. Deadline to apply is February 5, 2023

CGM Elite Athletes

Elite Athlete Benefits:

  • Full Marathon comped entry
  • Fluid Table Support
    • 7 tables total (every 5k: 3.1-23.0)
    • Bottles will not be refrigerated by CGM ahead of time
    • Bottle drop-off the day before (bottles will be supplied by the athlete and not the CGM)
  • OTQ Pacing (Men & Women), through 15-20mi (Men), 26.2 (Women)
  • Comped Hotel (March 3-4)
  • OTQ Time Bonus *
  • Start Line Corral Priority

TIME qualifications:

Male Marathon- 2:19:59 or faster

Female Marathon- 2:40 or faster

Male Half Marathon- 1:05 or faster

Female Half Marathon- 1:18 or faster


Athletes must have met the above standards in the last 2 years. However, we will review all athletes on a case-by-case basis if they are in close proximity to the time. Please submit requests via This Application Form.

Course Certifications

** will be updated soon due to minor course modifications**
USATF Sanction # Event Licence ID: #141326
Full Marathon:
Half Marathon:

For additional guidance and details from USATF go here:

CGM Elite Athletes