Charity runners : Runners who commit to raise money for charities listed by organisers.
Guaranteed entry for overseas runners, (For those who live outside the United States) Guaranteed entry along with the purchase of a marathon package may be available through an Official International Travel Partner [ITP] in your country or territory.
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+)**
Veterans (Age 50+)**
Veterans (Age 60+)**
Veterans (Age 70+)**
* 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.