Critique Week

December 17, 2008

Here at NYRR, we truly try to improve everything we do, particularly with the marathon, by examining and thoroughly critiquing what worked and what didn’t. That’s why we asked all of our marathon runners to fill out a survey about their race experience.

This week, we’re taking that information and breaking it down in a series of meetings that address virtually every part of the marathon experience.

There are a lot of exciting ideas being floated and a number of areas where we are striving hard to improve.

In any case, rest assured that we’re on top of it.

Thanks to all of the runners who make this race the world’s greatest. Your feedback helps us improve every year.


9+1 Guaranteed Entry Volunteer Deadline Extended

December 16, 2008

Attention runners attempting to qualify for the marathon through our 9+1 program. We have extended the volunteer deadline.

During the month of January, participants may continue to volunteer to receive credit toward their 2009 entry. Please note that no January volunteer activity will count toward 2010 guaranteed entry eligibility. As always, all nine races must still be run in 2008.

Support U.S Distance Running

December 2, 2008

Right now there is only one way to guarantee entry into the 2009 ING New York City Marathon.

How, you ask?

Run for charity. By doing so, you not only lock in a place on the starting line, but you have the added benefit of knowing that you are running for a good cause. At the moment, only one charity is open: The NYRR Champion’s Circle.

By committing to raising money for this charity program, you will help NYRR support U.S. post-collegiate and Olympic development training groups around the country. It’s a great way to support the sport we all love.

For more info, visit here.