Runners can apply for non-guaranteed entry through February 15, with drawing scheduled for February 28
The 48th running of the world’s largest marathon will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2018
New York, January 16, 2018—The month-long runner entry application for the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon is now open at tcsnycmarathon.org for both guaranteed and non-guaranteed entries and will remain open through February 15. The race, which is the premier event of New York Road Runners and the largest marathon in the world, will take place on Sunday, November 4.
“We’re excited to welcome runners of all abilities and backgrounds to apply for a chance to participate in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon,” said Ronnie Tucker, senior vice president of marketing and digital for New York Road Runners.
“While there are multiple avenues for runners from all over the world to find their way to the TCS New York City Marathon starting line—from entering the free drawing to receiving guaranteed entry through NYRR’s popular 9+1 program to running with one of NYRR’s official charity partners—the TCS New York City Marathon is a moving and transformative experience for all participants, from the time they apply to the moment they cross that finish line.”
During the month-long application window, runners who earned guaranteed entry must claim their spot. Information regarding guaranteed entry is available at tcsnycmarathon.org. The non-guaranteed entry drawing is free to enter, and brings together runners of all backgrounds from around the world. Each person may enter the non-guaranteed entry drawing once. The non-guaranteed applicant drawing will be held on February 28, 2018.
Runners can also receive a guaranteed spot in the race by registering to run for NYRR’s Team for Kids. Team for Kids is the TCS New York City Marathon’s largest charity and raises funds for NYRR’s free youth running programs for kids who would otherwise have little or no access to regular physical activity. There are 267,000 youth served nationally through NYRR’s free youth running programs and events, including 134,000 in New York City’s five boroughs.
The theme of last year’s marathon – IT WILL MOVE YOU – will return for another year, highlighting the life-changing power in every marathon moment and showcasing the transformative power of running.
Last year, 50,773 runners crossed the TCS New York City Marathon finish line, making it the largest marathon in the world in 2017. For the first time in 40 years, an American won the women’s open division, as Shalane Flanagan, running as an NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador, crossed the finish line first in 2:26:53.
Since the first edition of the event in 1970, there have been 1,176,549 total finishers in New York City Marathon history.
For more information about the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, and to apply, visit tcsnycmarathon.org.
About the TCS New York City Marathon
The TCS New York City Marathon is the preeminent event of New York Road Runners (NYRR), the world’s premier community running organization. Held annually on the first Sunday of November, it’s the largest marathon in the world featuring over 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to runners of all ages and abilities, including approximately 9,000 charity runners. Participants from approximately 140 countries tour the diverse neighborhoods of the city’s five boroughs - Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. Race morning also features the Rising New York Road Runners Youth Invitational at the TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park, with participants finishing at the same finish line that will be crossed hours later by the marathon field. More than one million spectators and 10,000 volunteers line the city’s streets in support of the runners, while millions more watch the television broadcast. The race is a founding member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, which features the world’s top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York—and crowns the top professional male and female marathoners each year. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, is the premier partner of NYRR and the title sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon. The 48th running of the TCS New York City Marathon is set for November 4, 2018. To learn more, visit www.tcsnycmarathon.org.