2020 TCS New York City Marathon

  • Both Men and Women
  • Charity Spots
  • Club Points
  • Finisher Medals
  • Prize Money
  • Scored
  • Wave Starts
  • Team for Kids
  • 9+1

About

Non-NYRR time qualifiers:  Entries for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon have reached capacity. Please note that even if you have already applied with a qualifying time, verification can take up to two weeks. 

The 50th running of the TCS New York City Marathon is set for November 1, 2020. 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 TCS New York City Marathon

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. To learn more, visit www.tcsnycmarathon.org.

The 2020 TCS New York City Marathon Course

The start village will be located on Staten Island. Runners are encouraged to arrive early, and to familiarize themselves with the starting area before race day.

The course exits Staten Island via the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, and takes runners through Brooklyn, then into Queens, before entering Manhattan. After a trip up into the Bronx, runners head back down into Manhattan and enter Central Park.

After 26.2 miles, runners finish their journey in Central Park. After collecting their medal and recovery bag, they will head through the walk-off area and to family reunion.

Race Number Pickup

Number pickup will take place at the TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance, from Thursday, October 29 to Saturday, October 31. Visit this page for more information.

Awards & Prize Money Charts

Prize Money

To be eligible for NYRR member prize money, participants must have an active NYRR membership for six months prior to race day.

Athletes who have been suspended for doping by a governing body are not eligible to participate in, and should not apply for entry in, NYRR races. Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed by the NYRR Race Director.


Open Division Prize Money for Men and Women
1st $100,000
2nd $60,000
3rd $40,000
4th $25,000
5th $15,000
6th $10,000
7th $7,500
8th $5,000
9th $2,500
10th $2,000

Only women competing in the all-women's professional race are eligible for Open Division prize money. Finish order is based on gun time.

U.S. Citizen Prize Money for Men and Women
Cumulative with Open Division amounts above, if applicable
1st $25,000
2nd $15,000
3rd $10,000
4th $5,000
5th $3,000

Athletes must be USA citizens on the date of the race and must present proof of citizenship, preferably a USA passport. Includes athletes from USA territories like Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John.

Only women competing in the all-women's professional race are eligible for Open Division and U.S. Citizen prize money. Finish order is based on gun time.

Masters Division Prize Money for Men and Women
Age 40 and older; cumulative with Open Division amounts above, if applicable
1st $3,000
2nd $2,000
3rd $1,000

Women competing in either the all-women's professional race or the mixed gender race are eligible for masters prize money. Finish order is based on gun time.

NYRR Member Division Prize Money for Men and Women
Cumulative with Open Division amounts, if applicable; see eligibility requirements below*
  Open Masters (40+) Teams
1st $5,000 $500 $1,500
2nd $4,000 $250 $1,000
3rd $3,000 $150 $500
4th $2,000 $100  
5th $1,000    

*To be eligible or any NYRR member awards, including team awards, an athlete must be a member of New York Road Runners since May 1, 2020, and must have completed at least six fully-scored races conducted by NYRR for the period of November 4, 2019 through October 25, 2020. Fully-scored races are those in which every finisher is timed. Women competing in the all-women's professional race will be given priority for NYRR member prize money based on order of finish. If fewer than five eligible NYRR member women finish the all-women's professional race, NYRR member prize money will be awarded based on the combined finish order of women from the all-women's professional race and the mass race instead. Finish order is based on gun time.

Pushrim Wheelchair Division Prize Money for Men and Women
1st $20,000
2nd $15,000
3rd $12,000
4th $8,000
5th $5,000
6th $2,500

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