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TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program

New York Road Runners is pleased to offer blocks of guaranteed, non-complimentary entries to selected nonprofits through the Official Charity Partner Program for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6, 2016. See below for details about the program and application.

Timeline

The application for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program will open on September 1, 2015, and close on November 6, 2015. You can request to be added to a notification list and receive an email alert when it opens by emailing charities@nyrr.org. All applicants will be notified of their status in December, after the application closes. 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. All selected charities will be expected to pay their invoice and submit a signed contract no later than February 5, 2016.

Levels

Official Charity Partners for the TCS New York City Marathon will be classified as a Silver, Bronze, or Community Level Partner at NYRR's discretion.

Silver Level Partners can offer guaranteed entry to runners, plus raceday perks including access to bus transportation from mid-town Manhattan to the start and entry to a tent in Charity Village at the TCS New York City Marathon Start Village on Staten Island. These charities are listed on the TCS New York City Marathon website with a brief description of the charity, the charity's logo and a link to its website.

Bronze Level Partners commit to a minimum of 15 guaranteed entries in the TCS New York City Marathon. They can offer guaranteed entry to runners and they are listed on the TCS New York City Marathon website with the charity's logo and a link to its website.

Community Level Partners commit to a minimum of 5 guaranteed entries in the TCS New York City Marathon. They can offer guaranteed entry to runners and they are listed on the TCS New York City Marathon website with the charity's name and a link to its website. New charities that are selected as Official Charity Partners will only be offered Community Level Partnership.

Pricing

Each guaranteed entry carries a cost, dependent on level, to be paid upfront by the charity. The charity fees for each level are as follows:

  • Silver Level Partners: $450 for the first five entries, then $995 per additional entry
  • Bronze Level Partners: $450 for the first five entries, then $575 per additional entry
  • Community Level Partners: $450 per entry

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 race registration fee for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon will be:

  • $216 for NYRR members
  • $255 for non-members
  • $347 for international runners

An $11 processing fee will be added to all race registration fees.

Fundraising

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 $2,500 per runner for Community Level Partners, or higher than $3,000 per runner for Bronze and Silver Level Partners. It is the Official Charity Partner's responsibility to hold its runners to the required minimum and ensure that each runner meets his or her own individual fundraising pledge. Official Charity Partners will be required to use CrowdRise for all fundraising related to the TCS New York City Marathon. 

Allocations

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 charity's allocation and level are determined at NYRR's discretion.

Application

The online application for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program will open on September 1, 2015, and close on November 6, 2015. The application will be posted on this page.

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