Five Ways to Run the Five Boroughs #NYCM2016

On Sunday, November 6, 2016, some 50,000 people from all over the planet will come together to run the TCS New York City Marathon. If you’d like to take part in this world‐class, life‐changing event, you’re in luck: There are still five ways you might secure a spot.

1) Sweepstakes

First, you can enter our 2016 TCS New York City Marathon sweepstakes. This is your chance to win one of 100 guaranteed, non‐complimentary spots in next year’s race. The deadline to enter is Friday, December 18, and winners will be informed on or before January 13. Why not take a shot?

2) Drawing

You can also enter the general drawing. The application opens on January 21 and runs through 11:59 p.m. EST on February 21, 2016. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older on November 6, 2016. Runners will be selected via three drawings—information on those is available here.

3) Team for Kids and Charity Partners

Don’t want to chance it with the drawing? Gain guaranteed entry right this second by registering to run with NYRR Team for Kids. In addition to locking down your spot, you’ll commit to raising funds for NYRR’s youth programs, which get more than 200,000 kids moving toward healthier, happier lives each year. Sign up now! You can also run for one of our many Official Charity Partners, which will be announced this spring.

4) Time Qualifiers

Another way to get in: run a qualifying time in a marathon or half‐marathon. The qualifying window is January 1 to December 31, 2015. All runners who meet the time standards in the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon or in an NYRR half‐marathon are eligible for guaranteed entry. The remaining spots will be filled on a first‐come, first‐served basis until the cap, which is to be determined, has been reached. More info is available here.

5) International Travel Partners

This last one’s for non‐U.S. residents: Depending on where you live, guaranteed entry—contingent on purchase of a “Marathon Package” (i.e. flight to/from the New York City area and/or hotel stay in NYC)—may be available through an International Travel Partner (ITP) in your country or territory. If you live somewhere that doesn’t have an ITP, you may purchase a Marathon Package from an ITP in another country. Visit our webpage to learn more about our participating travel partners.

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