New York Road Runners is pleased to offer blocks of non-complimentary, guaranteed entries to selected nonprofits through the TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program. The 2015 TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program is closed and no new charities can be added as Official Charity Partners in 2015.
Full details of the 2016 program are not yet confirmed. Details will be added to this page as they are confirmed. Please see below and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The application for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program will open in September 2015. You can request to be added to a notification list and receive an email alert when it opens by emailing email@example.com. The application will close in early November and all applicants will be notified of their status in December or January. Charities that are accepted into the program will be required to sign a contract and pay for their entries before they may start to recruit runners.
Official Charity Partners for the TCS New York City Marathon will be classified as a Silver, Bronze, or Community Level Partner. New charities will only be offered Community level partnership.
Each guaranteed entry carries a cost, dependent on level, to be paid upfront by the charity. Please note that this fee does not cover the runner’s race registration fee, which will be due when the runner registers for the race. Charities may choose to pay the race registration fees for their runners; if they do, they must designate that choice on the contract. The charity fee and the race registration fee will be announced in the summer of 2015, before the application opens.
Selected charities will offer guaranteed entry to runners who agree to raise a specified minimum for the charity. Each charity can set its own fundraising requirement as long as it is higher than the program minimum set by NYRR and specified in the charity partner contract. The program minimum for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon will be announced in conjunction with the application opening in September 2015.
Accepted charities will be allocated a minimum of 5 entries based on partnership history and the data collected in the application. No charity will be allocated more entries than requested on the application.
The online application for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program will open in September 2015. The application will be posted on this page and will close in early November.