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 miles 20:00 22:30
5 miles 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 March 4, 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 Sasha Whittle
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
Sean Swift
Birhanu Dare Kemal Belay Tilahun
John Davies Benjamin Toomer
Diriba Degefa Yigezu Isaac Updike
Gishu Dida Maco
Jeffrey Weinstein
Sam Geha Daniel Winn
Peter Geithner
Tadesse Yae Dabi
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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