Cancellation

The information below will guide you through our cancellation policies and processes. All TCS New York City Marathon fees are nonrefundable, and you may not reenter the current year's race after you've cancelled your entry.

Cancellation Policies

General-Entry Runners

All TCS New York City Marathon fees are nonrefundable, and you may not reenter the current year's race after you've cancelled your entry. If you cancel this year (and did not cancel last year), you are eligible for guaranteed entry in the following year. That is, if you cancel in 2019 (and did not cancel in 2018), you are eligible for guaranteed entry in 2020.  You must claim your guaranteed entry and pay the entry fee during the application window.

Official Charity Partner Program Runners

If you apply through an Official Charity Partner and wish to cancel, please contact your charity directly for cancellation requirements. Charity entrants who meet their 2019 fundraising requirements with the charity partner may be eligible to receive guaranteed entry to the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon.

International Tour Operator Runners

If you apply through an International Tour Operator and wish to withdraw, please contact your tour operator directly. Withdrawn entrants will not receive guaranteed entry to the following year's TCS New York City Marathon or subsequent TCS New York City Marathons.

Athletes with Disabilities (AWDs)

Handcyclists and other AWDs who entered the 2018 race through Achilles International and who cancelled are not eligible for guaranteed entry to the 2019 race unless entered by Achilles International in that race.

Runners Who Purchased Race Entry Fee Insurance

New York Road Runners has partnered with Allianz Global Assistance to provide race entry fee insurance for participants in the TCS New York City Marathon. “Registration Protector” from Allianz Global Assistance is available for purchase by TCS New York City Marathon registrants who are United States residents. Entry fees are refundable if runners purchased Registration Protector and their claim is accepted by Allianz; such runners will still need to cancel their TCS New York City Marathon race entry, following the instructions below, in order to claim their guaranteed entry for the following year's race. Visit the Help Center for more information. 


Cancellation Instructions

  • Online: Go to your NYRR account and log in with your email address and password. Navigate to your dashboard by clicking on "Dashboard" in the dropdown menu under your name. Click the Registered Events tab in the navigation bar and find the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. Click "Cancel Participation" next to the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon and follow the prompts to complete your cancellation. The deadline to cancel online in 2019 is 11:59 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 2, 2019.
  • In person: Cancellations will be accepted in person at the TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance (October 31-November 2, 2019). 

Additional information about cancellation is available in our Help Center.