Secret to Run the NYC Marathon

Posted on March 16, 2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

How You Can Score a Coveted Spot

These NYC Marathon runners know the secret to scoring a coveted spot

Always dreamed of running in the TCS  New York City Marathon and wished you knew the secret for scoring a spot?

Well, we’ve got good news for you!  Even though the runners’ lottery just closed, it’s not too late to run the marathon.

There are only a few ways to get into this exclusive event.

  • Elite runners qualified based on running time.
  • Lucky ones got selected through the now-closed  lottery.
  • New York Road Runners have an inside lane
  • And remarkable people qualify by running for Catholic Charities and fellow official charity partners.

You can become one of the remarkable people by qualifying for one of Catholic Charities’ ten elite spots.

Our runners will raise money for Catholic Charities to provide for New Yorkers in need!

Serving over 350,000 clients through a federation of 90 agencies, Catholic Charities NY provides help and creates hope by:

Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Strengthening Families & Resolving Crisis

Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

Become part of this exciting opportunity to give back while running in the largest marathon in the great city ever – New York City!

Now that you know the secret for scoring a coveted spot in the NYC Marathon, come join us!

Run for a cause



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COVID-19 pandemic.

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