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NYRR's President's Circle Program

President's Circle LogoNYRR’s President’s Circle program recognizes and celebrates the New York City area’s highest-achieving athletes. NYRR members who attain one of the time standards below in a fully scored NYRR event will be entered into the program. NYRR President’s Circle athletes are eligible for complementary entry into NYRR events (excluding the Empire State Building Run-Up, NYC Half, the TCS New York City Marathon) and will be listed on this website.



2014/2015 President's Circle Entry Standards

  Men Women
1 mile
4:10 4:50
5K 15:00 17:00
4 miles 20:00 22:30
5 miles 25:00 28:15
10K 31:30 35:30
15K 48:00 53:00
Half-marathon 1:09:00 1:17:30
Marathon 2:30:00 2:50:00

Qualified runners must run under, not tie, the standards above.

Eligibility Rules

1. The athlete must be at least 19 years of age.

2. The athlete must be a New York Road Runners member who has achieved at least one of the time standards above in an NYRR event since January 1, 2013. Membership for at least three months prior to the qualifying performance is required.

3. If an athlete’s membership expires during his or her period of eligibility for complimentary entry, eligibility in the program will be suspended until the membership is renewed.

4. If an athlete does not meet one of the standards above during their period of eligibility for complimentary entry, their eligibility in the program will end at the conclusion of the calendar year.

5. The qualifying window for the 2014 President’s Circle program is open from January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2014. The qualifying window for the 2015 President’s Circle program is open from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2015.

NYRR President’s Circle Program Qualifiers

as of July 31, 2014


  • Aziza Aliyu

  • Catherine Beck

  • Liz Costello

  • Sarah Cummings

  • Buzunesh Deba

  • Tigist Tufe Demisse

  • Delilah DiCrescenzo

  • Esther Erb

  • Hirut Beyene Guangui

  • Muliye Gurmu

  • Caroline LeFrak

  • Emily Mareb

  • Askale Merachi

  • Rkia El Moukim

  • Kate Pallardy

  • Leonora Petrina

  • Nicole Schappert

  • Etaferahu Temesgen

  • Renee Tomlin

  • Jane Vongvorachoti


  • Negash Abebe Duki

  • Kumsa Adugna Megersa

  • Tesfaye Assefa Dube

  • Tariku Aboset Bokan

  • Teresa Bayisa Fekensa

  • Gian-Paul Caccia

  • Michael Cassidy

  • Philip Cawkwell

  • Michael Cunningham

  • Diriba Defefa Yigezu

  • Jeffrey Eggleston

  • Abiyot Endale

  • Jerry Faulkner

  • Matt Forys

  • Emiliano Garcia

  • Tesfaye Girma

  • Fidele Jefferson

  • James Kelly

  • Abu Kerebe Diriba

  • Fikadu Lemma

  • François L'Huissier

  • Ayele Megersa Feisa

  • Yonas Mebrahtu

  • Paolo Natali

  • Eliud Ngetich

  • David Nightingale

  • Ketema Nigusse

  • Chris Pannone

  • Jon Phillips

  • Daniel Pinter

  • Austin Ramos

  • David Saunders

  • Mengistu Tabor Nebsi

  • Dereje Tadesse Girma

  • Teklu Tefera Deneke

  • Mikael Tesfaye Kahsay

  • Christian Thompson

  • Kerwin Vega

  • Mulugetu Wendimu Genbere

  • Thomas Young

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