Elite and sub-elite marathon criteria are typically used to designate specific qualification standards and benefits for professional and highly competitive runners. While specific criteria may vary among different marathon events, here are the OMT Beirut Marathon 2023 elite and sub-elite marathon classification rules and regulations:

  1. Time Qualification: Elite & Sub Elite runners are required to meet strict time standards set by the marathon organizers. These time standards are often significantly faster than the general qualifying times and vary depending on the event.
  2. Proof of Performance: Elite & Sub Elite runners must provide recent race results (between 2021 and 2023) to demonstrate their competitive ability and consistency at the specified elite level. These results are reviewed by race organizers to ensure eligibility.
  3. Invitations and Entries: Elite & Sub Elite runners are provided with guaranteed entry, Elite Area Access & Parking Slots.
  4. Separate Start and Support: Elite & Sub Elite runners will start at the front of the race to ensure a clear path and optimal conditions. They also have dedicated support areas, fluid stations, and access to on-course amenities.
  5. Exchange, Cancellation or Refund: Upon completing your registration, Exchange in race distance(s) is only allowed once and before 01 Sept 2023, after this date, no exchange, switching of BIBs, race cancellation or refund is allowed.

It's important to note that the specific criteria and benefits for elite and sub-elite runners can vary from race to race. Marathon events often have their own qualification standards and guidelines that are outlined on their official websites or registration materials.

To be eligible for an ELITE or Sub-ELITE BIB and Position, you must meet the below Finish Time Criteria:

Marathon - Elite Runners Selection Criteria
Male 02:30:00 – 02:45:00
Female 02:55:00 – 03:15:00
Half Marathon - Elite Runners Selection Criteria
Male 01:12:00 – 01:18:00
Female 01:24:00 – 01:30:00
10 KM Race - Elite Runners Selection Criteria
Male 32:00 – 35:00
Female 36:00 – 39:00
Marathon – Sub Elite Runners Selection Criteria
Male 02:45:01 – 02:55:00
Female 03:15:01 – 03:24:00
Half Marathon – Sub Elite Runners Selection Criteria
Male 01:18:01 – 01:24:00
Female 01:30:01 – 01:36:00
10 KM Race – Sub Elite Runners Selection Criteria
Male 35:01 – 38:00
Female 39:01 – 41:00

  • The registration must be done individually by each runner on the official OMT Beirut Marathon 2023 registration platform
  • Offline registration is not accepted
  • Payment can be made online by a credit / debit card, or offline at any OMT Branch
  • Every Elite or/and Sub Elite Runner is obliged to upload their ID & last race time certificate onto the registration platform to verify their age and elite eligibility.
  • You are also required to submit a high res photo (JPEG format) to be used for social media purposes by email to francoise.nehme@beirutmarathon.org before 1 Oct 2023.

For any clarifications, questions or assistance, please contact the undersigned to be assisted.