9+1 Program and 9+$1K Program

The 9+1 and 9+$1K programs allow NYRR members who meet eligibility requirements to earn guaranteed entry to the TCS New York City Marathon! Here are the requirements for the 2015 marathon:

9+1 for 2015

  • Join NYRR by December 31, 2014 (i.e. must have an active NYRR membership by year-end)
  • Complete nine scored, qualifying races during 2014
  • Volunteer at one NYRR event during 2014 
  • Apply for guaranteed entry to the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon (information available in late 2014)

Rules and Restrictions

  • Volunteering in 2014 satisfies the volunteering requirement for the 2015 marathon only—not the 2014 marathon.
  • Volunteering on race day (November 2, 2014) at the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon does not count toward the 9+1 guaranteed entry requirements.
  • Volunteering at a race-week activity (such as the TCS New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo, the Marathon Eve Dinner, or the NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K) does fulfill your volunteer requirement.
  • Volunteering to fulfill your 2015 +1  requirement must be complete by December 31, 2014—no exceptions.
  • You may send a substitute to volunteer on your behalf and still meet your 9+1 requirement. Simply have your substitute inform the volunteer coordinator that he/she is volunteering on your behalf. The substitute must be 18 years old or older.
  • You are not permitted to volunteer and participate in a race on the same day. If you attempt to do so, you will not receive credit for volunteering or for the race.
  • Most volunteer shifts are 4-5 hours. You must be prepared to work the whole shift for which you are scheduled and fulfill your volunteer duties as described. You will forfeit your volunteer credit if you do not complete your service or if you engage in inappropriate behavior.
  • If you are volunteering with NYRR's youth programs or events, you must participate for a minimum of three hours to receive your +1 credit.

9+$1K for 2015

For this program, in place of the volunteering requirement, individuals can choose to donate $1,000 to NYRR’s Youth and Community Services programs. Please visit our Donate page to make a donation.

Although you are only required to volunteer once, you are encouraged to give back to the NYRR community regularly. If you have any questions about volunteering with NYRR, or if you'd like to suggest a community partner organization, please contact us at volunteers@nyrr.org or 646-758-9727.

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