NY Marathon

BuckeyeBama

You are stronger than you think.
Joined
May 29, 2013
Did you find the process of submitting your run and everything okay after that?
Yes - they require that you use Strava and make your race public, so it is a no-brainer. Use a device that syncs with Strava to record your runs before the race so you know exactly what to expect. They pull your Virtual Race results directly from Strava. You have to mark it as a race, but that is also easy.
 

ChattaDIS

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jul 13, 2010
I’m trying to decide whether to try this or not. I’m running Chicago like 3 weeks prior and not all that excited about 26.2 twice that close together but really want to do NY again. I think ther is a 6:30 time requirement so I guess I could do a lot of walking.
 

ChattaDIS

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jul 13, 2010
Last year it was full in a few minutes. I got in, but I was clicking the link steadily before registrations opened, and I was the 42 entry.
I thought last year it was actually open for a couple hours becaUse I remember contemplating with myself. I also think last year the virtual race was announced the same day as sign ups though so it came out of the blue. This year everyone has been waiting for it.

Wonder if the better strategy is to commit to the $500 fund raising
 
  • ErinBoBerin

    Never grow up
    Joined
    Aug 13, 2018
    I thought last year it was actually open for a couple hours becaUse I remember contemplating with myself. I also think last year the virtual race was announced the same day as sign ups though so it came out of the blue. This year everyone has been waiting for it.

    Wonder if the better strategy is to commit to the $500 fund raising
    It may be. If you're going to put in a lot of money for this, at least it's going to something good. Plus reducing the stress of the virtual race.
     

    ChattaDIS

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 13, 2010
    It may be. If you're going to put in a lot of money for this, at least it's going to something good. Plus reducing the stress of the virtual race.
    The $500 fundraising still requires the virtual 26.2. Just feels like the entries may not go quite as quickly and saves some money from the normal $2600 fundraising commitment
     

    steph0808

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 25, 2012
    Thanks for the info! I have been waiting for this. I am planning on a local marathon on November 3, same day as NYC so I'd love to get in. Time to put a reminder on my calendar.
     

    Nole95

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 8, 2007
    Going to try for this today. Anyone know if they will have some kind of virtual queue system when it opens up at noon?
     
  • ChattaDIS

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 13, 2010
    I got in. I’ve entered the lottery 3 years and never got in. Wasn’t planning a full this year, but NYC is worth it!
    It's definitely worth it, I'm running Chicago and that is three weeks prior to having to do the virtual so it would just be too much. Plus the wife give me the look when i floated out the idea of doing NYC is 2020 given the training commitments the marathon entails.
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    LEN375

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 20, 2018
    It's definitely worth it, I'm running Chicago and that is three weeks prior to having to do the virtual so it would just be too much. Plus the wife give me the look when i floated out the idea of doing NYC is 2020 given the training commitments the marathon entails.
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    I’m not planning on “racing” the virtual. I have friends that will run/walk with me. Trying to get faster and focus on the half this fall. Just couldn’t pass this opportunity up.
     
  • LEN375

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 20, 2018
    I’m not planning on “racing” the virtual. I have friends that will run/walk with me. Trying to get faster and focus on the half this fall. Just couldn’t pass this opportunity up.
    I ran Chicago last year. It’s a blast!!
     

    ChattaDIS

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 13, 2010
    I’m not planning on “racing” the virtual. I have friends that will run/walk with me. Trying to get faster and focus on the half this fall. Just couldn’t pass this opportunity up.
    Definitely i think you have 6:30 to finish. I would just take your time and make sure it works out with Strava. I ran NYC in 2016 and excited to compare NY an Chicago in terms of the experience.
     

    Z-Knight

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 3, 2015
    1) Whoever got their VIRTUAL confirmation - does it say "TCS New York City Marathon - Virtual 26.2M (2020 Entry)" ??

    2) When you check your nyrr.org dashboard, do you still see this Virtual race listed in your upcoming events? It initially was in my list and I took a screenshot at home, but when I check again from work, it no longer showed up in my events at all - my receipt is still accessible on the site, but not the race in the upcoming events. I'm confused.
     

    LEN375

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 20, 2018
    1) Whoever got their VIRTUAL confirmation - does it say "TCS New York City Marathon - Virtual 26.2M (2020 Entry)" ??

    2) When you check your nyrr.org dashboard, do you still see this Virtual race listed in your upcoming events? It initially was in my list and I took a screenshot at home, but when I check again from work, it no longer showed up in my events at all - my receipt is still accessible on the site, but not the race in the upcoming events. I'm confused.
    1) Whoever got their VIRTUAL confirmation - does it say "TCS New York City Marathon - Virtual 26.2M (2020 Entry)" ??

    2) When you check your nyrr.org dashboard, do you still see this Virtual race listed in your upcoming events? It initially was in my list and I took a screenshot at home, but when I check again from work, it no longer showed up in my events at all - my receipt is still accessible on the site, but not the race in the upcoming events. I'm confused.
    Hmmmm mine doesn’t show on nyrr site either. But it does on strava??
     

    courtneybeth

    Boston Runnah - 2018
    Joined
    Jul 8, 2014
    For those who missed out on the virtual, New Balance still has bibs for 10,000 points. That's a $1000 spend that goes to your account - buy in a store, points post immediately, and you can redeem. Bib is for 2019. Can be transferred but not deferred. :)
     

    Z-Knight

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 3, 2015
    Hmmmm mine doesn’t show on nyrr site either. But it does on strava??
    What do you mean "it does on strava" I don't see anything on strava regarding this race - I'm saying it shows up in my receipts on the nyrr.org site, that's about it

    EDIT: I do see it as a notification on my Strava that I joined the event.
     
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    Z-Knight

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 3, 2015
    Apparently, this is happening to others - i.e. registered, paid, credit card charged, got receipt, was in dashboard initially and now has disappeared from our dashboards as an upcoming race - so we are confused as to our actual status
     
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    ChattaDIS

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 13, 2010
    For those who missed out on the virtual, New Balance still has bibs for 10,000 points. That's a $1000 spend that goes to your account - buy in a store, points post immediately, and you can redeem. Bib is for 2019. Can be transferred but not deferred. :)
    For those who missed out on the virtual, New Balance still has bibs for 10,000 points. That's a $1000 spend that goes to your account - buy in a store, points post immediately, and you can redeem. Bib is for 2019. Can be transferred but not deferred. :)
    Does the 10,000 points cover the cost of the bib too? If so that is an awesome deal. Especially if you wear new balance
     

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