Applications Are Still Being Accepted via the TCS New York City Marathon Website, tcsnycmarathon.org
New York, March 14, 2014 – The runner application for the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon will close on Tuesday, March 18, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Those who still wish to apply should visit the recently launched TCS New York City Marathon website, tcsnycmarathon.org. Applications will be randomly selected through a drawing process on Wednesday, March 26.
The TCS New York City Marathon brings together runners from around the world. The non-guaranteed entry process helps preserve the unparalleled diversity of the race and will include three simultaneous drawings covering “NYC metro area” applicants (i.e., residents in and within 60 miles of New York City), “National” applicants (i.e., United States residents outside of the tri-state area) and “International” applicants (i.e., non–United States residents, including Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories).
A record-setting 50,266 runners crossed the finish line at the 2013 New York City Marathon, making it the biggest field ever at the event and the largest marathon in history. More than 100 countries were represented, and runners from each of the 50 states participated in the race. The top male and female winners were both from Kenya-Geoffrey Mutai, who became a two-time reigning champion, and Priscah Jeptoo, who took the lead in the race’s final miles to take the first-place prize.
The TCS New York City Marathon is the most popular and inclusive marathon in the world, attracting the world’s top professional athletes and a vast range of recreational runners. The race began in 1970 with just 127 entrants racing four laps of Central Park. Today, more than 50,000 entrants from around the world run through New York City’s five boroughs, starting on Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and finishing in Central Park. Participants include Olympians, top age-group competitors, and many thousands who run for charity and to achieve their own personal goals. Millions of fans cheer the runners from the streets and watch the global television broadcast. The race is part of the World Marathon Majors, an alliance of the world’s six biggest marathons that determines each year’s top male and top female marathoner. The TCS New York City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road Runners, the world’s foremost community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running.