Entry through Drawing

What are the odds of getting selected? How are runners selected? Feb 27, 2019 02:33PM EST

In 2019, runners had a 9% chance of being selected in the entry drawing. The chances vary from year to year depending on the numbers of non-guaranteed drawing applicants and guaran...


Can I still run the marathon if I didn’t get in through the drawing? Feb 27, 2019 02:51PM EST

If runners do not receive entry through the drawing, they can still obtain entry to the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon by running with NYRR Team for Kids, an Official Charity Part...


What's the breakdown of accepted runners from each drawing pool? Feb 27, 2019 02:34PM EST

An equal percentage of non-guaranteed entrants are selected through the drawing from three geographic pools; NYC-metro, national, and international.


How many NYC-metro area runners in 2019 received entry through the drawing? National? International? Feb 27, 2019 02:47PM EST

Of the 10,510 runners who received entry through the drawing, 3,035 (9%) were drawn from the NYC-metro area, 4,433 (9%) national, and 3,042 (9%) international application pools.


Why did NYRR close the non-NYRR time qualifier entry method this year? Feb 27, 2019 02:48PM EST

A limited number of time-qualifier spots are available to runners who meet the time standards in a non-NYRR race. These spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For th...