New York City Marathon: Join Our Team

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The TCS New York City Marathon 2020 (the largest marathon in the world) will be held this year on Saturday, November 1. Marathoners will run over 26 miles across all five boroughs (Staten Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx) throughout the day while also fundraising for charity.


Join #TeamHFNY for the 50th Anniversary TCS New York City Marathon 2020! We are a group of runners committed to seeing all New Yorkers flourish in holistic ways: spiritually, socially, and economically. We do this by raising funds and awareness for Hope for New York's 60+ non-profit affiliates across all five boroughs.

As New York City is increasingly impacted daily by COVID-19, the needs of our affiliates are greater than ever. Funds raised for HFNY will provide ongoing support, restoration and recovery for our affiliates serving vulnerable and marginalized communities.

So let's run the race together with a common goal: to help our incredible affiliates and support New Yorkers in need across all five boroughs!

4 Things to Know Before You Apply

1. Hope for New York has limited spots and will not be able to offer everyone an opportunity to run with #TeamHFNY this season.

2. By running with us as your Official Charity Partner, you commit to raising a minimum of $5,000. Pre-qualified runners should raise $3,500. ($3,500 is the non-negotiable minimum set by New York Road Runners in order for HFNY to hold our official charity status.)

3. As a #TeamHFNY member, you will receive:

  • Help creating your customizable fundraising page for direct donations to HFNY
  • Encouraging tips, social media inspiration, and more mission-driven information
  • Ongoing invitations to #TeamHFNY-led training runs in the New York area and a celebratory dinner before the race
  • A branded #TeamHFNY running jersey and other fun swag

4. All interested runners will be required to submit an application (see below) and sign a fundraising agreement with HFNY.

Application Process


Applying for new entry?

If you are applying for the first time to join the TCS NYC Marathon through HFNY, the fundraising minimum is $5,000. Please fill out the long form application below and HFNY will notify you within a week about your submission status.

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Already have guaranteed entry?

If you already pre-qualified and would still like to fundraise for HFNY, the fundraising minimum is $3,500. Please fill out the interest form below and HFNY will contact you asap.

Apply Today


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