Last Updated: Nov 08, 2017 03:01PM EST

Official Charity Partner Levels

New York Road Runners partners with more than 350 Official Charity Partners for the TCS New York City Marathon. Official Charity Partners for the TCS New York City Marathon are classified as Silver, Bronze, or Community Level partners at NYRR’s discretion.

Visit our Run in 2018 page for information on applying to run the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon.

Silver Level partners commit to a minimum of 40 guaranteed entries in the TCS New York City Marathon. They can offer guaranteed entry to runners plus race day perks including access to bus transportation from midtown Manhattan to the start and entry to a tent in Charity Village at the TCS New York City Marathon start village on Staten Island. These charities are listed on the TCS New York City Marathon website with a brief description of the charity, the charity’s logo and a link to their website. Each charity can set its own fundraising minimum as long as it is at least $3,000 per runner.

Bronze Level partners commit to a minimum of 15 guaranteed entries in the TCS New York City Marathon. They can offer guaranteed entry to runners and they are listed on the TCS New York City Marathon website with the charity’s logo and a link to their website. Each charity can set its own fundraising minimum as long as it is at least $3,000 per runner.

Community Level partners commit to 5 or 10 guaranteed entries in the TCS New York City Marathon. They can offer guaranteed entry to runners and they are listed on the TCS New York City Marathon with a link to their website. New charities that are selected as Official Charity Partners will only be offered Community Level partnership. Each charity can set its own fundraising minimum as long as it is at least $2,500 per runner. The fee paid for these entries does not include the race registration fee, which is due for each runner at the time of event registration. Charities have the option but are not required to cover the race registration fee for each runner. Runners should contact each individual charity to learn that charity team’s details.

Each guaranteed entry carries a cost to be paid upfront by the charity. The charity fees for each level are as follows:
  • Silver Level Partners: $450 for the first five entries, then $995 per additional entry
  • Bronze Level Partners: $450 for the first five entries, then $575 per additional entry
  • Community Level Partners: $450 per entry
Please note that this fee does not cover the runners' race registration fees, which will be due when the runners register for the race. Charities may choose to pay the race registration fees for their runners. The runner registration fees are as follows:
  • U.S. residents (those who live in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia)
    • NYRR members: US $255
    • Non-members: US $295
  • Non-U.S. residents (including Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories): US $358
More information can be found on the TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program page