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The 2015 TCS New York City Marathon application will open January 15 and close February 15. Learn more about entry guidelines.

Guaranteed Entry for 2015

We offer eligibility for guaranteed entry to the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon to members of the following groups of runners.

To claim your guaranteed entry, you must submit your application in your My NYRR account and pay the processing and entry fees; you are not automatically placed in the race. Applications must be submitted before the application deadline of February 15, 2015.

2012 New York City Marathon entrants who chose guaranteed entry to the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon through the 2012 Resolution process

You must have made the selection to run the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon during the 2012 Resolution selection window. As stated in the 2012 Resolution communications, the option to request a refund has expired. Therefore, you cannot change your Resolution selection to request a refund of your 2012 entry fee. Your selection to run in the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon cannot be applied to another year. If you have any questions, please contact mynyrr@nyrr.org

In order to claim your guaranteed entry, you must submit your application and pay the 2015 processing and entry fees during the application window (PLEASE NOTE: The application will open on January 15, 2015, and will close one month later, on February 15, 2015.). You are not automatically placed in the race. If you do not submit your application for guaranteed entry during this time period, your guaranteed entry is forfeited. 

Athletes with Disabilities (AWDs), including pushrim wheelchair and handcycle users, who were entered in the 2012 New York City Marathon through Achilles International, are not eligible for guaranteed entry to the 2015 race through the 2012 Resolution process, unless they are submitted for entry in 2015 by Achilles International.

9+1 or 9+$1K Program

NYRR members who meet the 9+1 or 9+$1K program requirements during 2014 are eligible for guaranteed entry to the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon.

In order to claim your guaranteed entry, you must submit your application and pay the 2015 processing and entry fees during the application window (PLEASE NOTE: The application will open on January 15, 2015, and will close one month later, on February 15, 2015.). You are not automatically placed in the race. If you do not submit your application for guaranteed entry during this time period, your guaranteed entry is forfeited. 

(Handcyclists seeking entry under this provision must be active bona fide members of Achilles International since October 1, 2014, and must be be selected for entry by Achilles International and NYRR.)

Entrants who officially cancelled their entry to the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

2014 entrants who officially cancelled their entry to the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon according to the cancellation guidelines are eligible for guaranteed entry. 

In order to claim your guaranteed entry, you must submit and pay the 2015 processing and entry fees during the application window (PLEASE NOTE: The application will open on January 15, 2015, and will close one month later, on February 15, 2015.). You are not automatically placed in the race. Guaranteed entries not submitted during this time period are forfeited. 

Entrants who cancel their entry in consecutive years are no longer eligible for guaranteed entry after the second consecutive cancellation.

Handcyclists and other AWDs entered in the 2014 race through Achilles International who cancel are not eligible for guaranteed entry to the 2015 race unless entered by Achilles International in that race.

Runners who have completed 15 previous New York City Marathons

In order to claim your guaranteed entry you must submit your application and pay the 2015 processing and entry fees during the application window (PLEASE NOTE: The application will open on January 15, 2015, and will close one month later, on February 15, 2015.). You are not automatically placed in the race. If you do not submit your application for guaranteed entry during this time period, your guaranteed entry is forfeited. 

Runners who finish their 15th New York City Marathon will continue to be eligible for guaranteed entry in future years

This entry method is not available to handcycle applicants and other AWDs entered in past races through Achilles International.

Time Qualifiers  

The time-standard qualifying window for the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon is January 1−December 31, 2014. The total number of time-qualifier spots is to be determined. All runners who meet the time standards in the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon or in an NYRR half-marathon will be eligible for guaranteed entry. The remaining time qualifier spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until the cap has been reached; details and times are below.

2014 NYRR-eligible races: 2014 Fred Lebow Manhattan Half, 2014 NYC Half, 2014 More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women's Half-Marathon, 2014 Brooklyn Half, 2014 Staten Island Half, 2014 Grete’s Great Gallop, 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

In order to claim your guaranteed entry, you must submit your application and pay the 2015 processing and entry fees during the application window (PLEASE NOTE: The application will open on January 15, 2015, and will close one month later, on February 15, 2015.). You are not automatically placed in the race. Guaranteed entries that are not submitted during this time period are forfeited. 

A limited number of time-qualifier spots will be available to runners who meet the time standards in a non-NYRR race. These spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until the cap has been reached. If you meet the time standards in a non-NYRR race, you will be required to complete the non-guaranteed entry application, to indicate on the application that you are applying as a time qualifier, and to provide your finishing time and the name of the 2014 race. Results must be verifiable online. 

The time-qualifying standards are as follows (runners only); all times run must be at least as fast as the posted time:

Men's Standards:

Age*

Marathon

Half-marathon

18-34

2:53

1:21

35-39

2:55

1:23

40-44

2:58

1:25

45-49

3:05

1:28

50-54

3:14

1:32

55-59

3:23

1:36

60-64

3:34

1:41

65-69

3:45

1:46

70-74

4:10

1:57

75-79

4:30

2:07

80+

4:55

2:15

 

Women's Standards:

Age*

Marathon

Half-marathon

18-34

3:13

1:32

35-39

3:15

1:34

40-44

3:26

1:37

45-49

3:38

1:42

50-54

3:51

1:49

55-59

4:10

1:54

60-64

4:27

2:02

65-69

4:50

2:12

70-74

5:30

2:27

75-79

6:00

2:40

80+

6:35

2:50

 

*Age on November 1, 2015.

 

About the Time Standards

The TCS New York City Marathon is known for being an extremely diverse race, and at New York Road Runners, we pride ourselves on offering many methods by which runners can gain entry. To continue to promote this diversity, we are excited to announce our decision to increase the number of runners who will be able to earn guaranteed entry by meeting time standards. To celebrate our most competitive athletes, we have also decided to relax those standards.

In reviewing entries from nearly a decade of New York City Marathon history, we found that the percentage of time qualifiers has been inconsistent across the different age categories; qualifying by time was tougher for runners in certain age groups. We intend for our new standards to offer equal access to our most competitive applicants across all age categories and to allow the highest possible percentage of runners from each category to earn guaranteed entry into the TCS New York City Marathon. We have also considerably increased the number of athletes who can qualify by time.

Please note that 2014 was the last year that guaranteed entry was offered under the three times denied provision, and this method of entry is no longer available for 2015.