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.



2018/2019 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, 2018. 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 2020 President’s Circle program is open from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2020.

NYRR President’s Circle Program Qualifiers

as of September 3, 2019

WOMEN
Meseret Ali Basa  Kate Gustafson 
Kristin Andrews Ana Johnson 
Mia Behm  Grace Kahura 
Rolanda Bell  Harriott Kelly 
Nuhamin Bogale Ashame  Allie Kieffer  
Stephanie Bruce Ivette Mejia 
Alexandra Cadicamo Askale Merachi
Mary Cain  Angela Ortiz
Sarah Cummings   Lauren Perkins 
Ayantu Dakebo Hailemaryam  Caitlin Phillips 
Sinke Dessie Biyadgilgn Beverly Ramos 
Birtukan Fente Alemu Leigh Sharek
Belaynesh Fikadu Anoush Shehadeh
Erika Fluehr Lindsey Scherf
Megan Foster  Caroline Williams 
Bizuwork Getahun Kasaye  Heather Wilson  
Roberta Groner  
MEN
Suleman Abrar Shifa James Kelly
Tariku Demelash Abera  David Kilgore
Ryan Archer Mark Leininger 
Ezau Arias   Aduna Lelisa Gemechu  
Girma Bekele Gebre
Lamont Marshall  
John Bleday  Brendan Martin
Omar Boulama
Teshome Mekonen
Donn Cabral Dietrich Mosel
Michael Cassidy Edward Mulder
Patricio Castillo   Robert Napolitano 
Timothy Chichester
Yves Nozil
Birhanu Dare Kemal Harbert Okuti
John Davies 
Chase Pizzonia
Diriba Degefa Yigezu Matt Rand 
Lelisa Desisa John Raneri
Urgesa Kedir Figa Ridge Robinson
Peter Geithner  Stephen Sambu
Senbeto Geneti Guteta Thomas Slattery
Tsegaye Getachew Tadese Sean Swift
Matt Gillespie Mengistu Tabor Nebsi 
Tesfaye Girma  
Belay Tilahun
Gezahagn Girma Beyene 
Benjamin Toomer 
Fikadu Girma Teferi   Jeffrey Weinstein
Sean Grossman  Daniel Winn 
Temesgen Habtemariam Bekele Tadesse Yae Dabi 
Abu Kebede Diriba

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