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It's that time! Get your entry into the NYC Marathon ballot quickly if you want to be with a chance of a spot.

This is from the New York Road Runners website:

The Drawing

Runners who do not have guaranteed entry to the 2024 TCS New York City Marathon can apply to the non-guaranteed general entry drawing between February 28 and March 21, 2024, and the drawing for these entries will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2024.

The entries available to non-guaranteed applicants will be filled through three drawings, one in each of the following applicant pools:

1. "NYC metro area" applicants: Residents in and within 60 miles of New York City2. "National" applicants: U.S. residents outside of the NYC metro area, including Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories3. "International" applicants: Non-U.S. residents

NEW! NYRR Member-Only Second Chance Drawing for the 2024 TCS New York City Marathon

Current members of New York Road Runners who meet the eligibility criteria below and apply to the non-guaranteed general entry drawing will automatically be entered into the NYRR Member-Only Second Chance Drawing. Learn More.

A drawing will be conducted within each applicant pool. To be selected, you must have provided a valid credit card, future expiration date, and authorization to charge. The provided credit card is charged when the applicant is drawn; if the charge is not approved, the applicant will be removed and another applicant will be drawn from the same applicant pool.

Once you submit the application into the non-guaranteed drawing, you have authorized NYRR to charge your credit or debit card a non-refundable entry fee upon acceptance into the 2024 TCS New York City Marathon. Your card must have an expiration date of April 2024 or later, and if you plan to pay using a debit card, please ensure that your card has enough funds to pay the entry fee. In preparation for drawing day, we recommend proactively reaching out to your bank and letting them know to approve a charge from New York Road Runners on March 28.

You can remove your name from the applicant pool prior to the drawing, but once you are accepted by any method, all fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. NYRR does not contact applicants prior to accepting them in order to reconfirm that they wish to be selected.

Please note: All Athletes with Disabilities (Ambulatory, Push-rim, and Handcycle) applicants should apply to the non-guaranteed entry drawing.

For those athletes that are utilizing Push-rim Wheelchairs and Handcycles, the rules applicable to the TCS New York City Marathon do not permit entry by a person intending to be pushed in a wheelchair, stroller or other piece of equipment by another person or persons. To be accepted for entry, "disabled" applicants planning to use a wheelchair or other allowable equipment must be able to "push" themselves through the marathon course. While official "guides" and "support runners" are permitted to accompany a disabled entrant on the course, such guides and/or support runners cannot push the entrant through the course.

NYRR’s AWD Team does offer a Duo Team exhibition in the TCS New York City Marathon. This program is an application based separate drawing from the general drawing for entry into the event. A Duo Team is comprised of an individual with no physical, intellectual, or visual impairment that impacts the individual’s ability to ambulate or participate in the sport of running (the Pusher) who “pushes” a non-ambulatory individual with a permanent physical impairment (the Pushee) in a customized wheelchair, specific for outdoor road racing. Both team members must meet the event registration and pairing requirements.

For additional information on all of NYRR’s AWD programs, please click here. If you are an athlete with a disability and have any questions regarding race entry, guides, support runners or other circumstances please contact NYRR at

NYRR strives to host inclusive, sustainable, and accessible events that enable all individuals to engage. To request reasonable accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility for attending this event, please email

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