This information is for:
- Runners (ambulatory) who will be requesting to be accompanied by a guide or support runner during the TCS New York City Marathon and
- Guides and support runners who will be accompanying runners (ambulatory)
A human guide (“guide”) provides verbal cues and navigation support to a runner with a vision impairment. Guides are not scored, do not receive an official finishing time, and are not eligible for race or volunteer credit through the 9+1 program. There is no entry fee for a guide.
A support runner is a person who provides verbal instructions, directions, and/or cues that support orientation and/or decision making for a runner (ambulatory) with a physical or intellectual impairment. Support runners are not scored, do not receive an official finishing time, and are not eligible for race or volunteer credit through the 9+1 program. There is no entry fee for a support runner.
Any runner who has additional needs or questions regarding participation in the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT NOTE: A runner, guide or support runner who violates anything in these rules or procedures may be removed from the event course, disqualified from official results, and/or suspended from subsequent NYRR events.