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New York City Marathon Raises Its Entry Fee

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Dec. 30, 2011
  • Updated Sep. 12, 2012 at 12:55 PM UTC
The New York City Marathon will cost approximately $2.29 more per mile next year. Photo: AP

It’s hardly negligible.

The New York City Marathon will cost approximately $2.29 more per mile next year. Photo: AP

If you find yourself on a tight race budget, you may be shocked to find out that the ING New York City Marathon just got more expensive. Next year, the cost to enter one of the most famous races in the world will rise by $60. In terms of increase-per-mile, this works out to $2.29.

Hardly chump change.

So what’s driving this steep increase? According to an article posted on the Crain’s New York Web site, the main reason for the change is driven by increase costs incurred from the New York City Police Department to shut down the city’s streets and manage traffic.

In terms of specific numbers, members of the New York Road Runners will pay $216. Americans not in the club will pay $255, while non-U.S. citizens will shell out a mind-blowing $347 to race through the five boroughs.

In the same press release, officials from the New York City Marathon indicate that two events introduced this year will return next year: the Marathon Opening Ceremonies and the New York Roar Runner Dash to the Finish 5K.

For More: Crain’s New York

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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