New York Road Runners’ President’s Circle program recognizes and celebrates the New York City area’s highest-achieving athletes. NYRR members who attain one of the time standards below in a fully scored NYRR event will be entered into the program. NYRR President’s Circle athletes are eligible for complimentary entry into NYRR events (excluding the United Airlines NYC Half, Popular® Brooklyn Half, the NYRR 1 for You 1 for Youth 4M, and the TCS New York City Marathon) and will be listed on this website.
2018/2019 President’s Circle Entry Standards
Qualified runners must run under, not tie, the standards above.
1. The athlete must be at least 19 years of age.
2. The athlete must be a New York Road Runners member who has achieved at least one of the time standards above in an NYRR event since January 1, 2018. Membership for at least three months prior to the qualifying performance is required.
3. If an athlete’s membership expires during his or her period of eligibility for complimentary entry, eligibility in the program will be suspended until the membership is renewed.
4. If an athlete does not meet one of the standards above during their period of eligibility for complimentary entry, their eligibility in the program will end at the conclusion of the calendar year.
5. The qualifying window for the 2020 President’s Circle program is open from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2020.
NYRR President’s Circle Program Qualifiers
as of October 8, 2019
|Meseret Ali Basa||Roberta Groner|
|Kristin Andrews||Kate Gustafson
|Mia Behm||Ana Johnson
|Rolanda Bell||Grace Kahura|
|Nuhamin Bogale Ashame||Harriott Kelly|
|Stephanie Bruce||Allie Kieffer|
|Marie-Ange Brumelot||Olga Kosichenko|
|Alexandra Cadicamo||Ivette Mejia
|Mary Cain||Askale Merachi
|Sarah Cummings||Angela Ortiz|
|Ayantu Dakebo Hailemaryam||Lauren Perkins|
|Sinke Dessie Biyadgilgn||Caitlin Phillips|
|Birtukan Fente Alemu||Beverly Ramos
|Belaynesh Fikadu||Leigh Sharek
|Erika Fluehr||Anoush Shehadeh
|Megan Foster||Lindsey Scherf
|Bizuwork Getahun Kasaye||Caroline Williams|
|Maryann Gong||Heather Wilson|
|Suleman Abrar Shifa||James Kelly|
|Tariku Demelash Abera||David Kilgore|
|Ryan Archer||Mark Leininger
|Ezau Arias||Aduna Lelisa Gemechu|
|Girma Bekele Gebre
|John Bleday||Brendan Martin|
|Donn Cabral||Dietrich Mosel
|Michael Cassidy||Edward Mulder|
|Patricio Castillo||Robert Napolitano|
|Birhanu Dare Kemal||Harbert Okuti
|Diriba Degefa Yigezu||Matt Rand|
|Lelisa Desisa||John Raneri
|Urgesa Kedir Figa||Ridge Robinson|
|Peter Geithner||Stephen Sambu
|Senbeto Geneti Guteta||Thomas Slattery
|Tsegaye Getachew Tadese||Sean Swift
|Matt Gillespie||Mengistu Tabor Nebsi
|Gezahagn Girma Beyene
|Fikadu Girma Teferi||Jeffrey Weinstein|
|Sean Grossman||Daniel Winn
|Temesgen Habtemariam Bekele||Tadesse Yae Dabi
|Abu Kebede Diriba|