Elite & Top Club Runners

Athletes and Agents To apply for elite athlete standing at the 2017 Bournemouth Marathon, please click here to email our Elites Coordinator. You must provide proof of your qualifying time when submitting the email. Please note that doping control may be in effect in accordance with IAAF requirements for member athletes. Elite Athletes and Top Club Entries International and British elite athletes must meet the criteria outlined below to be eligible for elite or top club entries.  All athletes must have run the standard since 1st January 2016. Elite (a standard): receives complimentary entry, a contribution towards travel expenses, front start pen access and a complimentary night’s accommodation if based outside the local area, subject to availability. Top Club (B standard): receives complimentary entry and front start pen access. Please note that Top Club places are only available to British athletes. In order to be considered for an Elite or Top Club entry, athletes must apply for places no later than 5pm on Wednesday 4th October 2017. Please note, this deadline may be brought forward if the event reaches capacity.

Criteria for elite or top club MARATHON entry:

  Elite (M) Top Club (M)   Elite (F) Top Club (F)
International Marathon sub 2:16:00 n/a sub 2:38:00 n/a
Best of British Marathon sub 2:28:00 sub 2:40:00 sub 2:48:00 sub 3:00:00
Half Marathon sub 1:04:00 sub 1:12:00 sub 1:15:00 sub 1:23:00
10k sub 30:00 n/a sub 37:00 n/a


Criteria for elite or top club HALF MARATHON entry:

Race Distance  Male   Female
Qualifying time (marathon) sub 2:40:00 sub 3:00:00
Qualifying time (half marathon) sub 1:12:00 sub 1:23:00

Good For Age Runners

If you have run a marathon or half marathon after the 1st January 2016 that meets the criteria below then you can apply for a ‘Good for Age’ entry. This is a reduced price entry which also guarantees an starting pen near the front of the race. To be considered for a Good for Age entry, please contact us no later than 5pm on Wednesday 4th October 2017. You must be within the time limit to get a Good for Age entry, please don’t contact us if you are not fully within the time limit as we will reject your application.

The time criteria for MARATHON good for age runners is shown below:


Men Time Women  Time
age 18 – 40 sub 3.05 age 18 – 49 sub 3.30
age 41 – 59 sub 3.15 age 50 – 54 sub 4.00
age 60 – 64 sub 3.30 age 55 – 59 sub 4.15
age 65 – 69 sub 4.00 age 60 – 64 sub 4.30
age 70 sub 5.00 age 65 – 69 sub 5.30
    age 70 sub 6.30

The time criteria for HALF MARATHON good for age runners is shown below:


age 18 – 40 sub 75 mins Age 18 – 40 sub 90 mins
Age 41 – 50 sub 85 mins Age 41 – 50 sub 100 mins
Age 50 sub 95 mins Age 50 sub 100 mins


Details on prizes and time bonuses for the Bournemouth Marathon Festival can be found here.
How do I apply for an Elite/Top Club/Good for Age entry? Please contact us using the form below no later than 5pm on Wednesday 4th October 2017. You should receive a reply from us within 7 working days. If your entry is accepted, we will email you an entry password which you should use during the registration process.

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