Last Updated: Feb 15, 2019 12:26AM EST

When can I claim my guaranteed entry to the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon?

The one-month window to apply for general entry or claim guaranteed entry to the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon was January 14 through February 14, 2019, followed by an entry drawing on February 27, 2019.

Eligibility for guaranteed entry to the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon was available during the one-month window to members of the groups listed below. You must have claimed your guaranteed entry in your NYRR account during the January 14February 14 window. 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 2018 were eligible to apply for guaranteed entry to the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon during the application window. 

Entrants Who Officially Cancelled Their Entry to the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon

Entrants who officially cancelled their entry to the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon according to the cancellation guidelines were eligible for guaranteed non-complimentary entry to the 2019 race during the application window. 

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

Handcyclists and other AWDs who entered the 2018 race through Achilles International and who cancelled are not eligible for guaranteed entry to the 2019 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 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.

Entrants Through NYRR Virtual Racing

Entrants who registered for and completed the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon – Virtual 26.2M race in compliance with NYRR rules were eligible to receive guaranteed, non-complimentary entry to the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon during the application window.

Time Qualifiers  

The time-standard qualifying window for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon was January 1–December 31, 2018. The time-qualifying standards, listed below, are for runners only. All applicants who met the time standards at the following NYRR races in 2018 were eligible for guaranteed entry in 2019: 2018 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half, 2018 United Airlines NYC Half, 2018 SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon, 2018 Popular Brooklyn Half, 2018 NYRR Staten Island Half, and 2018 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 2019 drawing. 

All times run must be at least as fast as the posted time. Net (chip) time, not gun time, will be 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 3, 2019, for the 2019 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.