Participation within the New York Marathon 2020

Whether you were at the start of this year’s New York Marathon or want to compete in Staten Island next November, here’s everything you need to know to get your seat in the 2020 New York Marathon from the UK.

When is the 2020 New York Marathon?

The 2020 New York Marathon takes place on Sunday, November 1st, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

When does voting for the New York Marathon 2020 start?

With the New York Marathon set to mark the race’s 50th anniversary next year, organizers are giving runners an extra chance to take part in the vote. Runners can register as one of the first 50 people to be seated for 50 hours after the end of this year’s race. Early subscription application ends on Tuesday 5th November 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the UK. The drawing will take place on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019.

All unsuccessful applicants automatically take part in the second voting, which starts on Thursday, January 30, 2020 and ends on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The draw for the second vote will take place on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. You can enter the vote here.

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When will I find out if I was successful in voting?

If you succeeded in the first early ballot, you will hear about it shortly after the drawing on Tuesday November 5th. If you succeed in the second ballot, you can expect to hear on or after Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

How much does it cost UK runners to compete in the New York Marathon?

For non-US residents, running the New York Marathon comes at a fairly high price. The cost of the bib alone is $ 358, which is $ 277 at the time of writing. When you combine that with travel and accommodation expenses, this is definitely a marathon that you need a budget for. It should also be noted that, as with other marathon majors, the entry fee is calculated upon acceptance and is non-transferable and non-refundable.

I’m pretty fast, can I qualify for a place in New York?

If you ran a time qualifying marathon from January 1 to December 31, 2019, you can apply for a guaranteed spot in the New York Marathon from Thursday, January 20, 2020 to Thursday, February 13, 2020. The time standards for the 2020 New York Marathon are as follows:

how to start the 2020 New York Marathon

how to start the 2020 New York Marathon

How else can I get a guaranteed place?

The other ways to get a guaranteed seat in the 2020 New York Marathon are 15 or more New York Marathons or nine NYRR qualified races and a volunteer effort. Both options are quite difficult for runners in the UK, so finding a spot with a NYRR international travel partner may be easier. Often times, the cost of the trip includes your start, your trip, and your accommodation. UK runners can also apply to run through a charity.

Is there anything else I should know?

Runners should be sure they want to participate in the marathon before registering. Unlike other marathons, your start is non-refundable. While you can cancel your start and postpone it for a year, you will have to pay your entry fee again in order to take part in the following year’s race.

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