AWDs intending to run or use a pushrim wheelchair in the TCS New York City Marathon are eligible to apply for entry through the non-guaranteed entry drawing. AWDs seeking entry through any guaranteed entry method should refer to the methods of guaranteed entry.
Handcycle entrants will NOT be selected through the non-guaranteed entry drawings. Handcycle applications may only be submitted by persons who have been active members in good standing of Achilles International since October 1, 2015, and whose prior performances or anticipated finishing time indicates that they will not complete the TCS New York City Marathon course in a time faster than 1 hour and 30 minutes. From among the qualifying applicants, Achilles and NYRR will jointly select the total number and identity of Handcycle entrants, and such selected entrants will be notified of their acceptance. Therefore, persons applying as handcyclists should not make travel, hotel, or other arrangements in connection with the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon unless and until they are notified of their acceptance.
The rules applicable to the TCS New York City Marathon do not permit entry by a person intending to be pushed or pulled in a wheelchair, stroller or other piece of equipment by another person or persons, unless the person is invited to participate in the 2016 Duo Team Exhibition (details below). To be accepted for entry, "disabled" applicants planning to use a wheelchair or other allowable equipment must be able to propel themselves through the course. While an Official Guide is permitted to accompany a disabled entrant on the course, such guides cannot push or pull the entrant through the course.
Any accepted athlete with a disability who requires a guide must obtain and/or register their guide through Achilles International. Guides may accompany, but may not push, a wheelchair or handcycle entrant through the course.
2016 Duo Team Exhibition
New York Road Runners is excited to offer a Duo Team Exhibition at the TCS New York City Marathon for the second year. NYRR is conducting a drawing to identify those duo teams that will be invited to participate in the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6, 2016.
The 2016 Duo Team Participation Terms and Conditions are available here. This link provides additional information and the requirements that must be agreed to by the two team members. To be considered for this event, each team member must have completed the relevant portions of the general information form and returned it to DuoTeams@nyrr.org, along with a photo of the racing wheelchair which the team plans to use. The general information form and required racing wheelchair photo must have been submitted by Friday, April 29, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. EST to be considered for the drawing. The drawing to select the invited teams will be conducted on Friday, June 3, 2016. If you have any questions, please email DuoTeams@nyrr.org.