The 2020 NYC Marathon Entry Process Is Open – 50th Anniversary Year!

Written by Charlie

The 2020 NYC Marathon entry process is open! This is the 50th anniversary year so it should be quite a special one to run in! Get your name thrown in!

For those that have always wanted to run the 5 boroughs of NYC in the much-adored NYC Marathon, time to get your registration in! This year, being the 50th anniversary, will probably have more entries than ever before. Get your 2020 NYC Marathon entry in now!

The 2020 NYC Marathon Entry is Open

Link: 2020 NYC Marathon Entry

How to Sign-Up for the 2020 NYC Marathon

As they have done for years, the NYC Marathon works on a lottery system. The 50th NYC Marathon drawing is open from January 30, 2020 until February 13, 2020. The drawing will take place February 26, 2020.

Like in other years, there are some ways to get a guaranteed entry but it will either involve raising a lot of money for charity or having run many NYC Marathons before. There are other ways that are no longer open for entry (running a qualifying time that is much faster than the Boston Marathon or completing a certain number of other races and volunteering last year).

How Much Does the 2020 NYC Marathon Cost?

Running the NYC marathon is not a cheap proposition – it is New York, after all! The cost will vary based on whether you have a  New York Road Runner’s member and whether you are a non-US resident. Here are the costs for the 2020 NYC Marathon:

  • $255 for US Residents that are NYRR members
  • $295 for US Residents that are not NYRR members
  • $358 for Non-US Residents

Here is what is included in your entry fee (which will not be charged unless you are accepted):

  • Entry to the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon, including fluid/fueling stations, medical support, entertainment, bag-check handling, and security
  • Official New Balance technical shirt
  • Official transportation to the start from Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, or the Meadowlands Sports Complex (New Jersey)
  • Start area, including breakfast and entertainment
  • Finisher materials: medal, food, beverages, and United Airlines/Foot Locker Heatsheet™

The good thing is that you can easily get your travel costs down to an absolute minimum with the right credit cards. I will cover those in another post very soon to help you get to NYC and save that money for other races!

Good luck in the 2020 NYC Marathon drawing!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.