The TCS NYC Marathon is arguably the most iconic race on the planet and a sure bucket list item for any distance runner. The one drawback to this legendary race is that its very difficult to get in.
One way for guaranteed entry is to fund raise on behalf of an official sponsor like Fred’s Team or the Jimmy V Foundation. Or you could be one of the 2000 runners with a sub 3:10 that gets in.
But if you are trying to get in as part of the lottery, you better hurry. The deadline is Sunday, February 21. Having done this race 3 times, I can’t put into words how amazing this event is. The 4 am bus ride from Giants Stadium, taking the Verrazano with 50,000 others from around the globe and making the final turn (slightly uphill) in Central Park were experiences I will remember my entire life.