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2017 and 2018 Time-Qualifying Standards

The time-qualifying standards for the 2017 and 2018 TCS New York City Marathon are listed below. The standards are for runners only.

The qualifying window for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon was January 1-December 31, 2016. All applicants who met the time standards at the following NYRR races in 2016 were eligible for guaranteed entry in 2017; they must have claimed their entry during the application period (January 17-February 17, 2017): 2016 United Airlines NYC Half, 2016 MORE/SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon, 2016 Airbnb Brooklyn Half, 2016 NYRR Staten Island Half, 2016 Memorial Sloan Kettering's Fred's Team Presents Grete's Great Gallop, and 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. A limited number of time-qualifier spots were available to runners who met the time standards in a non-NYRR race.

All applicants who meet the time standards at the following NYRR races in 2017 will be eligible for guaranteed entry in 2018; they must claim their entry during the application period (dates TBA): 2017 United Airlines NYC Half, 2017 SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon, 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half, 2017 NYRR Staten Island Half, and 2017 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, with details available after December 31, 2017.

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.

*Age on November 6, 2016, for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon; age on November 5, 2017, for the 2017 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. To continue to promote this diversity, we are excited to announce our decision to increase the number of runners who will be able to earn guaranteed entry by meeting time standards. To celebrate our most competitive athletes, we have also decided to relax those standards.

In reviewing entries from nearly a decade of New York City Marathon history, we found that the percentage of time qualifiers has been inconsistent across the different age categories; qualifying by time was tougher for runners in certain age groups. We intend for our new 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. We have also considerably increased the number of athletes who can qualify by time.