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Guaranteed Entry for 2018

The period to claim guaranteed entry to the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, as well as the period to enter the drawing, ended February 15, 2018.

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Guaranteed entry is also available through Official Charity Partners of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon.


We offered eligibility for guaranteed entry to the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon to members of the groups listed below. 

In order to claim your guaranteed entry, you must have submitted your application in My NYRR and paid the entry fee during the application window (January 15February 15, 2018). Guaranteed entries not claimed during this time period were forfeited.

Entrants Through the 9+1 or 9+$1K Program

NYRR members who met the 9+1 or 9+$1K program requirements during 2017 were eligible to apply for guaranteed entry to the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon during the January 15–February 15 application window. Handcyclists seeking entry under this provision must have been active bona fide members of Achilles International since October 1, 2017, and must have been selected for entry by Achilles International and NYRR.

Entrants Who Officially Cancelled Their Entry to the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon

Entrants who officially cancelled their entry to the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon according to the cancellation guidelines were eligible for guaranteed non-complimentary entry. 

Entrants who cancel their entry in consecutive years are not eligible for guaranteed entry after the second consecutive cancellation.

Handcyclists and other AWDs entered in the 2017 race through Achilles International who cancelled were not eligible for guaranteed entry to the 2018 race unless entered by Achilles International in that race.

Runners Who Have Completed 15 New York City Marathons

Runners who finish their 15th New York City Marathon are 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 2018 TCS New York City Marathon was January 1–December 31, 2017. The time-qualifying standards, listed below, are for runners only. The standards are the same for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon.

All applicants who met the time standards at the following NYRR races in 2017 were eligible for guaranteed entry in 2018: 2017 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half, 2017 United Airlines NYC Half, 2017 SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon, 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half, 2017 NYRR Staten Island Half, and 2017 TCS New York City Marathon.

A limited number of time-qualifier spots were available to runners who met the time standards in a non-NYRR race. These spots were filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants who applied with a non-NYRR race qualifying time were placed in the non-guaranteed entry drawing until their time could be verified. Verification was completed prior to the drawing on February 28, 2018. Those who applied with a non-NYRR race qualifying time after the number of spots available was reached were placed in the non-guaranteed entry drawing.

All times run must be at least as fast as the posted time. Net (chip) time, not gun time, is evaluated:

Men's Standards:

Age**

Marathon

Half-marathon

18-34

2:53:00

1:21:00

35-39

2:55:00

1:23:00

40-44

2:58:00

1:25:00

45-49

3:05:00

1:28:00

50-54

3:14:00

1:32:00

55-59

3:23:00

1:36:00

60-64

3:34:00

1:41:00

65-69

3:45:00

1:46:00

70-74

4:10:00

1:57:00

75-79

4:30:00

2:07:00

80+

4:55:00

2:15:00

 

Women's Standards:

Age**

Marathon

Half-marathon

18-34

3:13:00

1:32:00

35-39

3:15:00

1:34:00

40-44

3:26:00

1:37:00

45-49

3:38:00

1:42:00

50-54

3:51:00

1:49:00

55-59

4:10:00

1:54:00

60-64

4:27:00

2:02:00

65-69

4:50:00

2:12:00

70-74

5:30:00

2:27:00

75-79

6:00:00

2:40:00

80+

6:35:00

2:50:00

Net time (not gun time) will be evaluated.

*For information on running as an Athlete with a Disability (AWD), please visit this page.

**Age on November 4, 2018, for the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon.

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. We intend for our time 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.