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Date: Sunday, November 04, 2012 - 9:40 am
Contact Info:
Email: marathonmailer@nyrr.org

Event: NYC Marathon
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012
Location: 5 Boroughs, New York City
Distance: Run: 26.2 Miles


The ING New York City Marathon 2012 application for guaranteed and non-guaranteed entry opened on Monday, January 2, 2012. Anyone who will be 18 or older on Sunday, November 4, 2012, may apply for entry.

Most applications for entry into the 2012 marathon must be received by 11:59 p.m. on April 23, 2012 (see exceptions under Guaranteed Entry, below).

A drawing will be held to determine the non-guaranteed entry field. For important information about the drawings, including the percentage of entries anticipated to be accepted from the non-guaranteed applicant pool, click here.

Please note: Handcycle applications will only be accepted from persons who have been active bona fide members of Achilles International since October 1, 2011.

Guaranteed Entry
The following groups are eligible for guaranteed entry to the ING New York City Marathon 2012:

  • Members of New York Road Runners since January 31, 2011, who completed at least nine NYRR-scored, qualifying races, and who have volunteered for one event, during the calendar year 2011. NYRR members can check their member history here. Handcyclists seeking entry under this provision must also be active bona fide members of Achilles International since January 31, 2011.
  • Members of New York Road Runners since January 31, 2011, who completed at least nine NYRR-scored, qualifying races, and who make a $1,000 USD donation in support of NYRR’s youth, community, and volunteer programs during the calendar year 2011. Learn more.
  • Entrants in the ING New York City Marathon 2011 who canceled prior to the race. Athletes with disabilities seeking entry under this provision must have been accepted in the 2011 marathon through a drawing.
  • Those who have completed 15 or more New York City Marathons.
  • Those who have applied but been denied entry for the last three years in a row (2009, 2010, and 2011), and who did not secure an entry through alternative methods in those years.

Please note that some guaranteed entry guidelines are changing for 2013 and beyond; read the updates here.

A reminder e-mail will be sent before the entry deadline to those known to meet one of the above requirements. However, delivery of this e-mail is not guaranteed, and all applicants, both guaranteed and non-guaranteed are responsible for submitting their application before the deadline, even if they do not receive a reminder e-mail.

  • Runners who meet the following qualifying time standards* in a half or full marathon whose results can be certified online:
  • Important note: Qualifying standards are changing for 2013; see the 2013 standards here.

Open (Age 18-39)**

Masters (Age 40+)**















Veterans (Age 50+)**

Veterans (Age 60+)**















Veterans (Age 70+)**









* All times must be run at, or faster than, the posted time. Times achieved outside of NYRR races must be verifiable online.
** Your age on the day of the qualifying race.
You must have met the appropriate qualifying time between January 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012 (2012 NYC Half, Boston Marathon, and NYRR Brooklyn Half-Marathon times will also be accepted). Include the race name and date with your application.

Please also note that applicants for guaranteed entry based on a qualifying time should allow three weeks for their entry status to convert to "accepted" if their qualifying time was recorded at a non-NYRR race.

  • Runners who enter through an ING New York City Marathon official participating charity. Please note that most charity entry deadlines are later than the deadline for non-guaranteed entry, but that charities reach capacity quickly. Once selected, charity entrants may not cancel without prior approval from their charity. [More]
  • Runners who live outside the United States who purchase a marathon package through an International Travel Partner (ITP) in their country or territory. You may only apply with an ITP in your country or territory; ITPs cannot accept applicants from other countries. ITPs cannot accept handcycle applicants. An entrant who has purchased a "Marathon Package" with an ITP and wishes to withdraw from the race must contact their ITP directly. The ITP will inform NYRR of an entrant's decision to withdraw. Any withdrawn entrant will not receive guaranteed entry into the ING New York City Marathon 2012 or subsequent ING New York City Marathons.

Processing Fee
US $11
This fee is required for all applicants. This fee is non-refundable and will be processed when we receive your application.
Entry Fee
U.S. Residents (those who live in the 50 United States or District of Columbia)
NYRR Members: US $216
Non-Members: US $255
Entry fees will be charged immediately upon acceptance in the drawing in late April.
Non-U.S. Residents (including Puerto Rico): US $347

Please visit our Marathon FAQ page for an explanation of our fees this year and the increase in fees from 2011 to 2012.

Entry fees will be processed only if you are accepted into the ING New York City Marathon 2012. Once you have been accepted, your entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable under any and all circumstances, including, but not limited to, cancellation of the event or of your participation.

Included in the Entry Fee

  • Entry to the ING New York City Marathon 2012 including hydration and fueling stations, medical support, entertainment, baggage handling, security, etc.
  • Official Handbook
  • Goody bag, including Official Program, snacks, and special offers
  • Official technical shirt provided by ASICS
  • Official transportation to the start from Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, or Meadowlands Sports Complex (New Jersey)
  • Start festival: breakfast, entertainment
  • Finisher materials: medal, food and beverages, and United Airlines/Foot Locker Heat Sheetâ„¢
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Official Results Magazine published by New York Runner

Rules of Competition
The ING New York City Marathon is organized and conducted under USA Track & Field rules and regulations. Entrants must also comply with New York Road Runners (NYRR) rules and all applicable rules and regulations of the City of New York, its agencies and departments, including the Department of Parks & Recreation.

No skates, strollers, or animals are permitted in the marathon. The use of headphones is strongly discouraged.

NYRR reserves the right to reject any entry and to disqualify and bar any individual from the Marathon. This rejection/disqualification may be based on, but is not limited to: violation of the aforementioned rules; unsportsmanlike conduct; non-payment of race fees; competing with an unofficial number; competing with an official number or d-tag assigned to another person; transferring or attempting to transfer an official number or d-tag to, or to obtain such number or d-tag from, another person; being paced during the race by a person not entered in the Marathon; accepting assistance from non-race participants; crossing the finish line without having completed the entire course; and providing false information on the race entry form. Individuals disqualified from the Marathon will be removed from the race results and may be barred from future Marathons and other NYRR events. NYRR reserves the right to change the details of the race.

** Please check with official Site for up to date details **