NYRR Kicks Off Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the TCS New York City Marathon in 2020 by Launching Registration for the “50 for the 50th" Special Edition Drawing

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Fifty Runners to be selected to run in the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon

Registration for the “50 for the 50th" Drawing Will Be Open for 50 Hours

New York, November 3, 2019 To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 1, 2020, the New York Road Runners (NYRR) today will launch registration for a special edition drawing, “50 for the 50th.” Fifty runners will be selected as the first runners accepted into next year’s milestone event. The TCS New York City Marathon is one of the city’s most anticipated and iconic annual sporting events, attracting fans and runners of all ages and abilities from around the world. This early drawing begins on race day, November 3 and will remain open for 50 hours.

“The ’50 for the 50th’ drawing serves as a kick-off for a year-long celebration to honor our history and embrace the running community in New York City and around the world,” said Michael Capiraso, president and CEO of New York Road Runners. “We are thrilled to welcome our first fifty runners as part of this historic event.”

Registration will be open from 6:00 a.m. E.T. on November 3 and closes at 8:00 a.m. E.T. on November 5.  The special edition drawing will be selected later in the day on November 5.  Runners will be notified by email if they received entrance. All non-accepted entrants will automatically be enrolled in the non-guaranteed entry drawing in late February 2020.  The application for non-guaranteed and guaranteed entry applications will open on January 30, 2020.

The 2020 TCS New York City Marathon field will be made up of both guaranteed and non-guaranteed entrants. All runners with guaranteed entry should not apply for this special registration drawing, as they will be eligible to claim their entry when the general application opens on January 30.


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About the TCS New York City Marathon

The TCS New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world and the signature event of New York Road Runners (NYRR), the world’s premier community running organization. The race is held annually on the first Sunday of November and includes over 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to runners of all ages and abilities, including over 9,000 charity runners. Participants from over 125 countries tour the diverse neighborhoods of New York City’s five boroughs—Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan. Race morning also features the Rising New York Road Runners Youth Invitational at the TCS New York City Marathon, a race within Central Park that ends at the marathon finish line. More than one million spectators and 10,000 volunteers line the city’s streets in support of the runners, while millions more watch the globally televised broadcast. The race is a founding member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, which features the world’s top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York.  Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, is the premier partner of NYRR and the title sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon. The 49th running of the TCS New York City Marathon is set for November 3, 2019. To learn more, visit www.tcsnycmarathon.org.



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