Elite Runners

Timing Cut Off Info

Overseas2:15 or faster
Indian2:35 or faster
Overseas2:35 or faster
Indian3:10 or faster
  • Elite Category is only for the Marathon distance (42.195 km)
  • Half Marathon and 10K races don’t have an Elite category.
  • Overall prize winner can be an Overseas or Indian Runner.
  • Prize money details will be announced soon.

Approval Criteria

  • All participants should have achieved a time below the cut-off in a recognized distance running event (with timing chip/RFID) held on or after January 1, 2023
  • Indian Elites must provide a copy of their PAN card at the expo or bib collection counter. Failure to submit the PAN card will prevent the organizers from processing any prize money in case of a win.
  • Overseas participants must provide a copy of their valid passport.
  • The final decision to accept or reject any application lies with the Hyderabad Marathon Organising committee.


  • Exclusive Elite runner counter at race expo for Race Kit collection.
  • A complimentary entry (terms & conditions apply)
  • Front of Start Line access
  • Special Tent at the Start & Finish area
  • Other race day perks


Winners will be decided based on the gun time and not on the chip time. Timing certificates of Marathon elite finishers will be available for download and prize money will be processed within 7 working days after receiving final doping test results.

In case you do not meet the above time cut-offs, please send across a mail to elites@marathonhyderabad.com with your athlete profile including race timings for our consideration.
For any further queries/info, please write to:elites@marathonhyderabad.com