NY Marathon

courtneybeth

Boston Runnah - 2018
Joined
Jul 8, 2014
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
Yes! You spend $1000 in NB merch and trade in the points. You then get a 'free' bib, so it's a sponsor bib.

I did this for London Marathon 2019, and many of my friends did it for last year's NYCM. I encourage you guys to do it!
 

steph0808

DIS Veteran
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Apr 25, 2012
Yes! You spend $1000 in NB merch and trade in the points. You then get a 'free' bib, so it's a sponsor bib.

I did this for London Marathon 2019, and many of my friends did it for last year's NYCM. I encourage you guys to do it!
How does this work? It sounds like a great way to get into popular races!
 
  • BuckeyeBama

    You are stronger than you think.
    Joined
    May 29, 2013
    Ran the virtual last year. You have a 3 day window in which to run the virtual. I ran the day before the actual race was run because the weather was better. I also really took my time - ran it in about 5:30.

    For those who get in, they offer a free training program that syncs with Strava. It worked great for me. It is customized based on your current fitness and adjusted goals based on your progress from week to week. It actually told me how fast to run every day, for every type of run. It was a constant reminder to slow down on easy days, gave me goals for intervals and tempo days, goals for long runs, etc. I liked it so much that I paid to use it this year in preparation for the actual NYC Marathon. ($50).
     

    courtneybeth

    Boston Runnah - 2018
    Joined
    Jul 8, 2014
    How does this work? It sounds like a great way to get into popular races!
    Sign up for an account. You’ll download the app and get some points, maybe 500 total. Then you go to your new balance store and place an order for like 8 pairs of shoes or clothes. IF you do it in an official store the points credit immediately. Then you can redeem if bibs are available and have merch!

    Not sure how much longer this will be available so I highly recommend you go now to a store. You can also do an order over the phone with a store. ordering online is a no-go this close because points don’t credit until 3-5 days after you order.
     

    Nole95

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 8, 2007
    Both my wife and I were able to get in.

    Both our NYRR accounts show it as an upcoming race.
    Strava does not appear to have updated yet. When I go to the Challenges page for NYRR, it just has a Register button.
     

    Nole95

    DIS Veteran
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    Apr 8, 2007
    Anyone know how New York determines wave and corral placement? When you register for the race, do they ask for proof of time like rD?
     
  • SarahDisney

    So ... Yeah
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    Jul 23, 2014
    Anyone know how New York determines wave and corral placement? When you register for the race, do they ask for proof of time like rD?
    Hmm ... I know that for their smaller races, you just enter your anticipated pace (or if you've run one of their races before, they use your best pace from a prior race). I don't remember if marathon was the same. I don't remember entering a POT, and looking at my account right now, it just lists my best pace under the race, nothing about any POT. So I'm guessing that's what it is.
     

    BuckeyeBama

    You are stronger than you think.
    Joined
    May 29, 2013
    Hmm ... I know that for their smaller races, you just enter your anticipated pace (or if you've run one of their races before, they use your best pace from a prior race). I don't remember if marathon was the same. I don't remember entering a POT, and looking at my account right now, it just lists my best pace under the race, nothing about any POT. So I'm guessing that's what it is.
    Yep, no proof of time unless you are trying as an automatic qualifier.
     

    ChattaDIS

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    Jul 13, 2010
    Anyone know how New York determines wave and corral placement? When you register for the race, do they ask for proof of time like rD?
    You do enter a time but don’t have to provide proof I believe. After you run the race once though they do automatically track your time on your application from previous races. They have 4 waves with three colors in each wave. Would guess automatic qualifiers close to fill up the first two waves
     

    BuckeyeBama

    You are stronger than you think.
    Joined
    May 29, 2013
    Strava is giving away paid entries into the 2019 NYC Marathon.
    Strava is giving away five prize packages to first-time marathoners for this year’s race. You’ll get our full support – a free entry, free Summit, free gear, free coaching and cash to cover expenses. We fully believe in the NYC Marathon’s ability to blow people’s minds, especially first-time racers. The plan here is to ensure a total and sustained mental explosion by being there for these lucky five every chance we get.

    * Guaranteed entry to the 2019 race
    * $500 travel stipend
    * 90 days of Strava Summit
    * Personal coach for 14 weeks of training
    * Strava racing kit and shoes
    Link to the blog entry
     
  • SarahDisney

    So ... Yeah
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    Jul 23, 2014
    Just a reminder for anyone running this year that you can pick your transportation and baggage options starting today at 9:30 am! You have until September 4th to choose.
     

    BuckeyeBama

    You are stronger than you think.
    Joined
    May 29, 2013
    Just a reminder for anyone running this year that you can pick your transportation and baggage options starting today at 9:30 am! You have until September 4th to choose.
    Thanks - still trying to decide how I want to handle that morning. My start time won't be until 11am, so I may just catch the bus in from NJ. My family/friends are staying up by Central Park, but I don't know if I trust myself to stay off my feet if I spend that night in Manhattan.
     

    ChattaDIS

    Mouseketeer
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    Jul 13, 2010
    Thanks - still trying to decide how I want to handle that morning. My start time won't be until 11am, so I may just catch the bus in from NJ. My family/friends are staying up by Central Park, but I don't know if I trust myself to stay off my feet if I spend that night in Manhattan.
    It is so worth it to stay in Manhattan for the ease of after the race. I also loved taking the Ferry over and getting to go by the Statue of Liberty plus being on it with all the runners is pretty cool to get you pumped up. Probably both add a little to your day but Make the experience so unique. Half the Marathon is between 6 a.m. and 11 and half is actually running it.
     

    Keels

    The Official Keels of RunDisney
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    Feb 27, 2008
    It is so worth it to stay in Manhattan for the ease of after the race. I also loved taking the Ferry over and getting to go by the Statue of Liberty plus being on it with all the runners is pretty cool to get you pumped up. Probably both add a little to your day but Make the experience so unique. Half the Marathon is between 6 a.m. and 11 and half is actually running it.
    I rode the ferry over with my bestie last year when she ran the Marathon and it was SUCH a cool vibe! Everyone was so excited and chatty with everyone - and it didn't hurt that the weather was beautiful.
     



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