Elite Athletes

Half Marathon


Participate in the hottest ticket in Phoenix as an elite runner in the Pride Run Phoenix half marathon. Complete and save your PDF application, and then submit your application to us by email at:

If you have any questions regarding this application process or participating in the Pride Run Phoenix half marathon as an elite runner, you may contact us using the following information; Our Contact Page; Mail us: 207 West Clarendon Avenue 17A, Phoenix, Arizona 85013-3441; Email us:; Phone us: (602) 464-4719.

The Pride Run Phoenix invites athletes to apply for elite status for the Half Marathon and will distribute complimentary entries based on past performance.

Elite Athlete registrations are limited, and these participants will receive placement in the exclusive Corral A at the beginning of the race. The prize money, requirements, and application for Elite registration follow.

Elite Athlete Requirements:
• Half Marathon standards must be within last 18 months from the event date of Pride Run Phoenix (March 21, 2020).
• Applications must be submitted no later than 10-days before the event. Late entries or race week transfers will not be accepted.
• The Elite Comp Entry is non-transferable and only applies to Half Marathon distances. The Elite Comp Entry is not valid for the 5K, 10K, Combo Packs, or Virtual Options.
• Athletes applying for Elite Comp Entry, if selected, will not be placed in the Age Group results or Awards. Elite athletes will be placed and categorized in the Overall Elite results.

Elite Athlete Race Day Perks (US Event Only):
Comp Elite Entry
Start Line Gear Check
Elite Athlete Coral
Race Week Contact
Elite Fluid Drops

Prize Money (US$):

#IDEA Half Marathon prize purse
Half Marathon: $1,800
($500/$500 First | $300/$300 Second | $100/$100 Third)

Please note that this is an application only and does not guarantee acceptance.

We encourage athletes to apply if they are a few minutes over.

Previous results are required. To be considered, do not forget to include links to your past race results. It is the responsibility of the athlete or agent to supply accurate and correct internet links to race results.

The deadline to apply is (application cutoff – March 9, 2020), two weeks before race day.

Once we have received your Elite Athlete Application form, our Elite Athlete Coordinator will contact you or your designated representative to discuss your eligibility.