Official Qualify Times For New York Marathon

To qualify for New York marathon a marathon runner must show proof of meeting the following qualifying times in certified races.

Open (Age 18-39)** Masters (Age 40+)**
Marathon Half-Marathon Marathon Half-Marathon
Men 2:55:00 1:23:00 3:10:00 1:30:00
Women 3:23:00 1:37:00 3:38:00 1:44:00
Veterans (Age 50+)** Veterans (Age 60+)**
Marathon Half-Marathon Marathon Half-Marathon
Men 3:30:00 1:40:00 3:45:00 1:48:00
Women 3:52:00 1:50:00 4:13:00 2:00:30
Veterans (Age 70+)**
Marathon Half-Marathon
Men 4:00:00 1:55:00
Women 4:35:00 2:11:00
* All times must be run at, or faster than, the posted time.
** Your age on the day of the qualifying race.

The New York marathon also guarantees entries for the following group of runners

  • Members of New York Road Runners, who completed at least nine NYRR-scored, qualifying races during the calendar year.
  • Those who have completed 15 or more New York City Marathons.
  • Those who have applied but been denied entry for the last three years in a row

If you don’t meet the above qualifying times don’t worry!

Runners who don’t meet any of the above criteria can also apply through the New York Marathon lottery. Because the number of applicants exceed the number of spaces available, a draw is held and the lucky runners notified.

For more information on when and how to apply visit New York Marathon website

Source of Information New York Marathon Website

8 thoughts on “Official Qualify Times For New York Marathon

  1. Wayne

    Constantine, it’s actually tougher to get into NYC as a 56 year old in the marathon distance than for Boston. NYC is 3:30 while Boston is 3:45. I’ve heard so many complaints about Boston and their tough standards. I was able to get into NYC on a half marathon time in 2005 because my marathon time was :09 over the limit!

  2. Constantine Njeru

    Wayne, I was also a little bit surprised to find the qualification time for NYC marathon is higher than for Boston. I guess it’s because NYC marathon receives more applications than Boston.

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  5. christian coleman

    I am looking to enter the new york marathon and need a link to apply for the draw/wavier.I understand its eleven dollars tryed to register on there site but wont let me.can you help me that would be great.

  6. Sally Klein

    How can I find out which races are “certified” New York City Marathon qualifiers???

    FROM CONSTANTINE : The race has to be certified by by USA track and field, the national governing body of track and field. So long as a race is certified by USATF and results can be confirmed then its fine.

  7. starley

    Can the qualifying time for NYC marathon have sec. on it and how long ago, I ran a half in March, 2011…how long is that good for and I ran it 1:50:16

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