For those interested in running the 2016 New York City Marathon, now’s the time to apply. The race will be held on Nov. 6 and send runners through the city’s five boroughs from Staten Island to Central Park.
The application process opened at noon ET on Thursday and will stay open until Feb. 21. This one-month window is for those interested in entering the lottery, as well as those applying for guaranteed entry.
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Guaranteed entry can be obtained a few ways:
— If you officially canceled your 2015 entry.
— If you have completed 15 previous New York City Marathons.
— If you are a time qualifier (view the standards here).
— If you take part in NYRR’s 9+1 program.
Last year, more than 80,000 runners applied for non-guaranteed entry, and just 18 percent of applicants were accepted. The lottery for the 2016 race will take place on March 8.