NYRR’s President’s Circle Program

New York Road Runners’ 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 complimentary entry into NYRR events (excluding the United Airlines NYC Half, Popular® Brooklyn Half, the NYRR 1 for You 1 for Youth 4M, and the TCS New York City Marathon) and will be listed on this website.



2019/2020 President’s Circle Entry Standards

DISTANCE MEN WOMEN
1 mile 4:10 4:50
5k 15:00 17:00
4 mile 20:00 22:30
5 mile 25:00 28:15
10k 31:30 35:30
15k 48:00 53:00
10 miles 50:30 57:00
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, 2019. 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 2021 President’s Circle program is open from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2021.

NYRR President’s Circle Program Qualifiers

as of January 15, 2020

WOMEN
Meseret Ali Basa  Ana Johnson  
Mia Behm Olga Kosichenko  
Rolanda Bell Ivette Mejia
Meghan Bishop Angela Ortiz
Nuhamin Bogale Ashame Lauren Perkins
Stephanie Bruce   Beverly Ramos
Marie-Ange Brumelot  Lindsey Scherf 
Alexandra Cadicamo Leigh Sharek
Mary Cain Rebeka Stowe
Sarah Cummings
Ayantu Dakebo Hailemaryam  
Birtukan Fente Alemu  
Belaynesh Fikadu   
Erika Fluehr  
Megan Foster 
Bose Gemeda Assefa
Bizuwork Getahun Kasaye  
Sasha Gollish  
Maryann Gong    
Roberta Groner   
Kate Gustafson   
MEN
Tariku Demelash Abera  Victor Palumbo
Suleman Abrar Shifa Chase Pizzonia
Chris Bailey  Luis Porto
Girma Bekele Gebre  Matt Rand 
Gezahagn Girma Beyene John Raneri
John Bleday 
Stephen Sambu
Michael Cassidy Thomas Slattery
Patricio Castillo  
Belay Tilahun
Birhanu Dare Kemal Benjamin Toomer 
John Davies  Isaac Updike
Diriba Degefa Yigezu  Jeffrey Weinstein
Gishu Dida Maco
Daniel Winn  
Sam Geha  Tadesse Yae Dabi 
Peter Geithner 

Tesfaye Girma   
Sean Grossman 
Temesgen Habtemariam Bekele  
Antonio Herrera  
Abdulmenan Kasim Gelato
Abu Kebede Diriba
Urgesa Kedir Figa
Mark Leininger 
Aduna Lelisa Gemechu  

Brendan Martin

Teshome Mekonen  
Edward Mulder
Robert Napolitano   
Harbert Okuti

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