As part of our mission to help and inspire people through running, New York Road Runners is pleased to offer a limited number of complimentary race entries through Race Free, a new initiative that provides race fee assistance for NYRR races.
Eligibility is based on need (see below). Applicants are asked to provide household income and other information; all applicant information is confidential.
The application is available on a year-round basis; we encourage you to apply anytime by completing and submitting the application below. You will be notified by email within one week of applying.
You will receive an email within one week of submitting an application, notifying you of whether you have been accepted into the program. If you are accepted into the program, you’ll need to create a My NYRR account if you do not already have one.
Random drawings will be held bi-monthly for entry into the races. Please see the schedule below. Participants who are selected will be notified by email and given a unique invitation code to register for the race. All participants will be included in each drawing, except for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon drawing, for which you will need to opt-in via a survey that will be circulated to all current Race Free participants.
*The 2019 United Airlines NYC Half drawing will take place October 22. All Race Free participants will be notified immediately if they are selected or not, so there is still the opportunity to enter the general drawing for the race.
**The 2019 Popular Brooklyn Half Drawing will take place on January 7. All Race Free participants will be notified immediately if they are selected or not, so there is still the opportunity to register via the general registration.