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Applications for 2015 NYC Marathon Now Open

Application Open for Entry to the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon

 

Both guaranteed and non-guaranteed entry applications will be open for one month, from January 15 through February 15

 

The 45th running of the iconic five-borough race will take place on Sunday, November 1, 2015

 

New York, January 15, 2015‰ÛÓThe application for entry to the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon opened online at
tcsnycmarathon.org today.
The month-long runner application window for both guaranteed and non-guaranteed entry will remain open through February 15.
The race, which is the premier event of
New York Road Runners and the largest marathon in the world, will take
place on Sunday, November 1.

 

‰ÛÏFollowing last year‰Ûªs record-breaking field of
runners and inaugural race with our new title sponsor, Tata Consulting
Services, we’re excited to open the entry application for the 2015 TCS
New York City Marathon,‰Û said Mary Wittenberg,
president and CEO of New York Road Runners. ‰ÛÏOver the last 45 years,
one million runners have experienced the thrill of taking center stage
on New York City’s most inspiring day of the year. This year, another
50,000 will make the five-borough journey through
the City’s unique neighborhoods and cheering crowds. We’ve tightened
the application window to a month and moved up the entry drawing so that
our field will have more time than ever to prepare for their experience
of a lifetime.‰Û

 

Runners who
earned guaranteed entry can claim their spot during the month-long
application window. Information regarding guaranteed entry is available
online at
tcsnycmarathon.org.

 

Non-guaranteed entry is gained through a drawing that brings together runners of all skill levels from around the world.
The non-guaranteed applicant drawing will be held on March 3, 2015.

 

Runners can also
receive a guaranteed spot in the race by running for NYRR‰Ûªs Team for
Kids. Team for Kids is a committed group of adult runners from around
the world who add meaning to their miles by raising
funds for NYRR‰Ûªs Youth and Community Services programs. More than
200,000 students are served locally and nationally through NYRR‰Ûªs free
youth running programs, events, and resources, including more than
120,000 in New York City‰Ûªs five boroughs. During the
2014 TCS New York City Marathon, the Team for Kids charity was led by
Team for Kids Ambassador and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, who, in her
first-ever marathon, supported and raised funds for the charity running
team. Information on guaranteed entry through
NYRR‰Ûªs Team for Kids is available online at
runwithtfk.org.

 

The 2015 TCS New York City Marathon will feature
the world‰Ûªs top professional athletes and a vast range of competitive,
recreational, and charity runners, as well as thousands of volunteers
and more than one million neighbors and guests
lining the streets of New York City‰Ûªs five boroughs. The race will once
again air live in New York on ABC7 and nationally on ESPN2.

 

For more information about the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon, and to apply, visit
tcsnycmarathon.org.

 

About the TCS New York City Marathon

The TCS New York
City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road Runners (NYRR) and
the largest marathon in the world. Held annually on the first Sunday in
November, the race features the world‰Ûªs top professional
athletes and a vast range of competitive, recreational,
and charity runners. The race began in 1970 with just 127 entrants
running four laps around Central Park, and expanded citywide in 1976. In
2014, a record 50,530 runners
from 130 countries toured New York City‰Ûªs five boroughs, starting on
Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and running
through the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Queens,
and the Bronx, before ending in Manhattan
at the iconic Central Park finish line. More than one million
spectators line the city streets to cheer on the runners, while millions
more watch the live television broadcast in the United States and
around the world. The race is part of the Abbott World
Marathon Majors, a series featuring the world‰Ûªs top marathons‰ÛÓTokyo,
Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York‰ÛÓand crowning the top
professional male and female marathoners of the series. 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.com.

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