How Can I Benefit from Volunteering?

Earn rewards
Get +1 credit toward our 9+1 program for guaranteed entry to the TCS New York City Marathon (NYRR members only) and a special souvenir.

Connect with runners like you
When you join our community, not only will you be surrounded by like-minded individuals, but you’ll also be the first to know what’s happening at NYRR, and have unlimited opportunities to talk shop with people who share your love of running.

Enjoy the views
When you volunteer on the course, you get a front-row seat to see your running heroes in action.


Great opportunity to meet new runners and give back to an organization that has given me so much... Appreciated the volunteer hat, coffee, bagels, water, and especially rain poncho.

NYRR Member

Volunteering allowed me to look at the impact of running from a different perspective. It was really special, and I am thankful whenever I am running by the volunteers. Whatever it is they are doing lifts my spirit.

NYRR Member

I enjoyed the actual volunteering activity I was doing at the fluid station and got a real buzz out of it and helping others to achieve in their race. My team was great and we worked well together. An enjoyable experience overall.

NYRR Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities


Sat, May 18, 2019

NYRR Queens 10K

Sat, June 15, 2019

TCS New York City Marathon Training Series 10M

Sat, July 20, 2019

NYRR Team Championships (Women @7:00 AM, Men @8:15 AM)

Sat, July 27, 2019

NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile

Sun, August 04, 2019

TCS New York City Marathon Training Series 12M

Sun, August 11, 2019

COURSE - 2019 TCS New York City Marathon

Sun, November 03, 2019

START - 2019 TCS New York City Marathon

Sun, November 03, 2019

Volunteer Opportunity Registration Launch Schedule

Date Opportunity
10.9.2018 January, February, March, April 2019
11.5.2018 2019 TCS New York City Marathon
12.1.2018 2019 United Airlines NYC Half
1.30.2019 2019 Popular® Brooklyn Half

May, June, July, August 2019

3.15.2019 NYRR Queens 10K

September, October, November, December 2019

6.15.2019  New Balance Bronx 10M 
7.15.2019  NYRR Staten Island Half 
8.1.2019  TCS New York City Marathon Week 

Popular® Brooklyn Half Guaranteed Entry

NYRR Virtual 6 Program

Runners may choose to purchase a race for credit toward the NYRR Virtual 6 program. NYRR Virtual 6 program participants that register for and complete six NYRR virtual races at the NYRR Virtual 6 program rate before December 31, 2019 will be eligible to receive one non-complimentary entry to the 2020 Popular® Brooklyn Half and one Popular® Brooklyn Half Virtual Training program to help them prepare for the race.

TCS New York City Marathon Guaranteed Entry

9+1 Program

The 9+1 program allows NYRR members who meet eligibility requirements to earn guaranteed entry to the TCS New York City Marathon! Runners completing their 9+1 program toward the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon must have their nine races and one volunteer opportunity completed by December 31, 2019.

Help And Inspire People Through Running

Running takes your body, mind, and spirit to a better place. The simple act of putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward can make you healthier, happier, and more confident.

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