NYRR Receives Nearly 165,000 Applications for 2024 New York City Marathon Drawing

New York Road Runners (NYRR), the producer of the TCS New York City Marathon, received nearly 165,000 applications for the 2024 marathon drawing – the second most in event history after the 50th running application in 2020. Runners around the world can find out the status of their application for the 2024 TCS New York City Marathon, which will take place Sunday, November 3 and is one of 60 adult and youth races held annually by the non-profit.

More than 50,000 runners are expected to run this year’s TCS New York City Marathon, which has become known as the best day in sports in New York, attracting runners and spectators of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities from around the world. Approximately four percent of the nearly 165,000 applications will be accepted.

“We are seeing tremendous demand for our 60 adult and youth races this year, including the iconic TCS New York City Marathon, as people around the world continue to catch the running bug to better their physical and mental well-being,” said Rob Simmelkjaer, CEO, NYRR. “With the goal of increasing member access to our races, we are excited to launch a Member-Only Second-Chance Drawing, a new perk for our members, giving them double the chance at gaining an entry to our TCS New York City Marathon.”

New this year, an NYRR Member-Only Second-Chance Drawing will also be held. More than 17,000 NYRR members who meet the eligibility criteria and applied to the non-guaranteed general entry drawing will automatically be entered into the NYRR Member-Only Second-Chance Drawing, which also occurred recently; approximately four percent of them will also be accepted. NYRR Members who are selected in the Second-Chance Drawing will be informed via email of their selection before the end of the day after both drawings have concluded.

Last year, the TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program raised a record $61.3 million for charity by way of 14,000 runners. Since its inception in 2006, the TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program has raised more than $520 million for over 1,000 worthy non-profit organizations across the globe. Before the official program started, the New York City Marathon had served as an outlet for individual philanthropic runners since the 1980s.

Runners who do not receive an entry through the drawing or claim a guaranteed entry can still participate in the event through the 2024 TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program, which launched on March 28th. Around 14,000 charity runners representing a record 598 causes are expected to participate. For more information on the Official Charity Partner Program please click here.

For this year’s race, drawing applications were received during a three-week registration period from February 28 to March 21. Thousands of runners were also able to claim their guaranteed entries during this time period through a range of entry methods, including NYRR’s 9+1 program, NYRR Virtual Racing, Time Qualifiers, and runners who have completed 15 or more New York City Marathons.

About New York Road Runners (NYRR)

NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire people through running. Since 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, virtual races, community events, free youth running initiatives and school programs, the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features a wide population of runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit www.nyrr.org.