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

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Volunteer Opportunities

Start, Course, Finish - 2020 Popular Brooklyn Half

Sat, May 16, 2020

Italy Run by Nutella Cafe (5M)

Sun, May 31, 2020

NYRR Queens 10K

Sun, June 07, 2020

NYRR New York Mini 10K

Sat, June 13, 2020

Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run (5M)

Sat, June 27, 2020

Achilles Hope & Possibility 4M by TD Bank

Sun, June 28, 2020

NYRR Retro 4-Miler

Sat, July 11, 2020

NYRR Brooklyn R-U-N 5K

Mon, July 13, 2020

Volunteer Opportunity Registration Launch Schedule

Date Opportunity
11/4/2019  TCS New York City Marathon
11/20/2019 United Airlines NYC Half 
1/22/2020  Popular® Brooklyn Half
2/6/2020  Five-Borough Series 
2/20/2020  May-August Races 
4/30/2020  September-December Races 

Popular® Brooklyn Half Guaranteed Entry


Volunteers from 2019 Popular® Brooklyn Half race day and from the Popular® Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance are eligible to claim their guaranteed entry during the claim period. All runners claiming guaranteed entry through this method must apply and pay the 2020 entry fees during the guaranteed entry claim period. You are not automatically placed in the race. Guaranteed entries not submitted during this time period are forfeited.

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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