Marathon Time Qualifiers

The time-standard qualifying window for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon is January 1–December 31, 2019. The time-qualifying standards, listed below, are for runners only. This method of entry is not available to those individuals who would participate using a pushrim wheelchair or handcycle.

All applicants who meet the time standards at the following NYRR races in 2019 are eligible for guaranteed entry in 2020 during the application window: 2019 NYRR Fred Lebow Half Marathon, 2019 United Airlines NYC Half, 2019 SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon, 2019 Popular Brooklyn Half, 2019 NYRR Staten Island Half, and 2019 TCS New York City Marathon.

A limited number of time-qualifier spots will be available to runners who meet the time standards in a non-NYRR race. These spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants who apply with a non-NYRR race qualifying time are placed in the non-guaranteed entry drawing until their time can be verified. Verification will be completed prior to the 2020 drawing on February 26, 2020.

All times run must be at least as fast as the posted time. Net (chip) time, not gun time, will be evaluated:

 

Men's Standards

 

Age**

Marathon

Half-marathon

18-34

2:53:00

1:21:00

35-39

2:55:00

1:23:00

40-44

2:58:00

1:25:00

45-49

3:05:00

1:28:00

50-54

3:14:00

1:32:00

55-59

3:23:00

1:36:00

60-64

3:34:00

1:41:00

65-69

3:45:00

1:46:00

70-74

4:10:00

1:57:00

75-79

4:30:00

2:07:00

80+

4:55:00

2:15:00

 

Women's Standards

 

Age**

Marathon

Half-marathon

18-34

3:13:00

1:32:00

35-39

3:15:00

1:34:00

40-44

3:26:00

1:37:00

45-49

3:38:00

1:42:00

50-54

3:51:00

1:49:00

55-59

4:10:00

1:54:00

60-64

4:27:00

2:02:00

65-69

4:50:00

2:12:00

70-74

5:30:00

2:27:00

75-79

6:00:00

2:40:00

80+

6:35:00

2:50:00

 

Net time (not gun time) will be evaluated.

 

*For information on running as an Athlete with a Disability (AWD), please visit this page.

 

**Age on November 1, 2020, for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon.

 

About the Time Standards:

The TCS New York City Marathon is known for being an extremely diverse race, and at New York Road Runners, we pride ourselves on offering many methods by which runners can gain entry. We intend for our time standards to offer equal access to our most competitive applicants across all age categories and to allow the highest possible percentage of runners from each category to earn guaranteed entry into the TCS New York City Marathon.

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