2014 JFK 50 Mile Entry Standards & Procedures

Standard Gender Marathon 50K 50 Mile
A-Standard Men 3:30 4:20 9:00
Women 4:00 5:00 10:00
B-Standard Men 3:45 4:40 10:00
Women 4:15 5:20 10:30
C-Standard Men 4:15 5:20 11:00
Women 4:45 6:00 12:00

Just meeting one performance-time for one listed distance is necessary to qualify for any particular entry standard level.

SPECIAL NOTE: Any past JFK 50 Mile finisher with a minimum of 10- official-finishes will be considered an "A-Standard Qualifier".

All qualifying marks must have been achieved since September 1, 2012. Documentation must accompany entry.

100 "Local" entry positions will be available for Washington County residents (and residents of bordering counties....Frederick and Allegany Counties in Maryland, Berkeley and Jefferson Counties in West Virginia and Franklin County, Pennsylvania) who meet the minimum of the C- Standard Qualifying Standard. These entries will be accepted first-come, first-serve beginning on April 1st. Residents of these counties that meet the A Standard qualifications, are active-duty military personnel, 10-time (or more) JFK 50 Mile Finishers or Charity Entrants, will not count against the 100 reserved "local" positions.

100 charity entry positions will be available for non-qualifiers. Charity entrants will be required to raise a minimum of $500 for one (or more) of the charities of the JFK 50 Mile. Charity runners will also need to pay the appropriate entry processing fee. Charity entrants will have the option of requesting access in to the "invitation only" 5:00 a.m. start. Charity Runners must have officially finished a marathon (or longer event) sometime since September 1, 2010.

Active Duty Military Personnel will be exempt from qualifying standards and will be considered "A-Standard Qualifiers" but will only have access to the 7:00 a.m. start (12-hour time-limit) unless otherwise meeting the criteria for the "invitation only" 5:00 a.m. start.

Non-Active Duty Military Personnel can enter on April 1st, but must meet the minimum of the C-Standard Qualifications and will only have access to the 7:00 a.m. start (12-hour time-limit) unless otherwise meeting the criteria for the "invitation only" 5:00 a.m. start.

5:00 A.M. Start "Invitation" Requirements (must meet a minimum of one requirement): 10-or-more prior official JFK 50 Mile finishes, charity entrant, elite senior athletes (women age 55-or-older, men age 65-or-older) who meet elite senior standards.

Elite Senior Standards:5:40 marathon, 7:00 50K, 13:30 50-Mile. Standard must be documented and achieved since September 1, 2011.

2014 JFK 50 Mile Entry "Windows"

April 1-10: Entries will be accepted from A-Standard Qualifiers, Active Duty Military Entrants, Non-Active Duty Military Entrants (with minimum of C-Standard), Elite Senior Entrants, 10-time (or more) official JFK 50 Mile Finishers. Local Entrants (with minimum of C-Standard) and Charity Entrants. Any entry arriving in the April 1-10 window that doesn't meet the time-frame's requirements will be rejected and returned.

April 11-20: (If the field has not been filled), entries will be accepted from A-Standard Qualifiers, B-Standard Qualifiers, Active Duty Military Entrants, Non-Active Duty Military Entrants (with minimum of C-Standard), Elite Senior Entrants, 10-time (or more) official JFK 50 Mile Finishers. Local Entrants (with minimum of C-Standard) and Charity Entrants. Any entry arriving in the April 11-20 window that does not meet the time-frame's requirements will be rejected and returned.

April 21-30: (If the field has not been filled), entries will be accepted from A-Standard Qualifiers, B-Standard Qualifiers, C-Standard Qualifiers, Active Duty Military Entrants, Non-Active Duty Military Entrants (with minimum of C-Standard), Elite Senior Entrants, 10-time (or more) official JFK 50 Mile Finishers and Charity Entrants.

NOTE: Once the entry field has filled, the first 250 non-accepted entries (checking the appropriate "request for waiting list" area on the entry processing form) will be placed on a waiting list. All other non-accepted entries will be returned along with the entry processing fee. Entries of those individuals on the waiting list not being "called-up" to the entry field --by the October 20th entrant withdrawal deadline-- will be returned along with the entry processing fee.

2014 Entry Form

Race Information Packet (DOC)