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TCS New York City Marathon – Virtual 26.2M and 5K (Nov. 1–4)


TCS New York City Marathon – Virtual 5K

Come together for a worldwide celebration of running in the TCS New York City Marathon – Virtual 5K race, joining thousands of runners and millions of friends, family, and spectators in support of those taking on the streets of New York.

Whether you’ll be in New York City for the big race or following along from afar, you can catch the excitement by running this virtual 5K taking place November 1–4 anywhere in the world, anytime during the race window. Feel how this incredible race can inspire you, push you, and move you, sign up today for the virtual 5K!

TCS New York City Marathon – Virtual 26.2M

Registration for the TCS New York City Marathon – Virtual 26.2M has reached capacity. Runners who complete the TCS New York City Marathon – Virtual 26.2M will receive guaranteed, non-complimentary entry* to the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. Registrants will also receive access to an NYRR Virtual Trainer program to help them train for their virtual race, as well as a limited-edition hat and a finisher medal.

Please note: Registration for the TCS New York City Marathon – Virtual 26.2M was first-come, first-served, and was not open to runners already signed up to run the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. NYRR will remove and refund any runners from the TCS New York City Marathon – Virtual 26.2M who are registered for the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. Read the official terms and conditions.

What is an NYRR Virtual Race?

A virtual race is a race that can be run or walked at your convenience during a specified period of time. To participate in NYRR Virtual Racing, create your free Strava account, sign up for a race, and run or walk the distance of the race on a course you select wherever you are.

Visit the NYRR Virtual Racing page to learn more about how to run a virtual race with NYRR and Strava and visit our FAQ page if you have any additional questions.

Pricing – Virtual 5K

Proceeds support NYRR’s mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefit NYRR’s nationwide youth and community programs, so you can feel good about completing the race while doing some good as well.

Category NYRR Members NYRR Friend (Non-Member)
General Entry $0 $0
Virtual 6 Entry $20 $30

The NYRR Members category includes NYRR members in the following levels: Member, Member Plus, Miler, 5K, 10K, Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Program Leads and Assistants.

While General Entry is complimentary for this race, we encourage you to make a donation in support of NYRR's nationwide youth and community programs. Donations can be made at checkout.

NYRR Virtual 6 Program

We are no longer accepting new participants in the NYRR Virtual 6 program. The registration option will remain open for those runners who have already begun the program to allow them to fulfill their six virtual races as part of the program. Both the TCS New York City Marathon – Virtual 26.2M and Virtual 5K are eligible for credit toward the Virtual 6 program.

Please note: Completing an NYRR virtual race does not count toward the 4 Out of 6 program or the 9+1 program.

Completing Your Virtual Race

Runners must complete the full 5K or 26.2-mile distance in a single run activity, and must upload the activity to Strava and tag it as a Race within three days of the event close date.

Runners in the Virtual 26.2M must finish in under six hours and 30 minutes (roughly 15:00 per mile pace) to guarantee their non-complimentary entry to the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. NYRR will review your results and maintain full discretion to determine whether or not you complied with the rules and met the required criteria to be eligible to receive your 2019 TCS New York City Marathon entry. Any participant deemed to be not in compliance with the conditions (e.g. riding a bicycle) will not be eligible to receive their 2019 TCS New York City Marathon entry. Read the official terms and conditions.

*Runners will be responsible for purchasing their 2019 TCS New York City Marathon entry at the applicable rate.

Here’s the how-to for taking part in NYRR Virtual Racing Powered by Strava:

NYRR Virtual Racing How-To Guide

Share Your Experience

  • Share your accomplishments using the hashtag #NYRRVirtualRacing in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts.
  • Join the NYRR Virtual Racing Facebook group to connect with runners from all over the world who are participating in NYRR Virtual Racing.
  • Complete the NYRR Virtual Racing Storytelling Survey and tell us why you're taking part in NYRR Virtual Racing, where you're running, and what makes your story different. We may feature you on our blog and social media channels or ask you to participate in local or national media opportunities.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 12:00am


Various Distances

Both Men and Women

#NYRRVirtualRacing and #TCSNYCMarathon



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