The U.S. Bank OC Marathon supports nationally ranked athletes, while highlighting their skills on one of the most scenic Southern California race courses. Elite athletes are invited based on previous personal records (which must be verified) or national rankings. There is a minimum standard that MUST be met to be considered as an elite. Qualifying athletes are eligible to receive complimentary race entry, an elite bib number, and prize money if top finisher. To be considered as an elite at the U.S. Bank O.C. Marathon, athletes need to provide proof of valid race results meeting the qualifying marks from the past two years. Eligibility is at the discretion of the OC Marathon staff.
To Be Considered for Male Full Marathon Elite Entry and Seeded Bib Number : 2:35 or Faster
To Be Considered for Female Full Marathon Elite Entry and Seeded Bib Number : 3:00 or Faster
To Be Considered for Male Half Marathon Elite Entry and Seeded Bib Number : 1:10 or Faster
To Be Considered for Female Half Marathon Elite Entry and Seeded Bib Number : 1:20 or Faster
If you qualify, please complete the Elite Application Form below.
A full running resume, photo and proof of valid race qualifying race results will need to be uploaded.
CLICK HERE FOR THE ELITE PROGRAM FORM
USATF Rules of Competition - As an event sanctioned by USA Track and Field (USATF), the marathon, half marathon, and 5K races will be conducted according to USATF Rules of Competition. Click here for USATF Ruling.