Last Updated: Feb 14, 2020 08:21AM EST

Time Qualifiers

The time-standard qualifying window for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon was January 1–December 31, 2019. The time-qualifying standards, listed below, are for runners only. 

The application period for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon was January 30–February 13, 2020.

All applicants who met the time standards at the following NYRR races in 2019 were eligible for guaranteed entry in 2020: 2019 Fred Lebow Half-Marathon, 2019 United Airlines NYC Half, 2019 SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon, 2019 Popular® Brooklyn Half, 2019 NYRR Staten Island Half, 2019 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 have now reached capacity. Verification of applications that were received will be completed prior to the 2020 entry drawing. 
 
Please allow up to two weeks for processing. If your application is accepted, your event status will appear as Accepted in your NYRR account. If your application is not accepted, you will remain in the drawing that will take place on February 26, 2020.

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


*Age on November 1, 2020, for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon.