Race Free: Race Fee Assistance Program

How do I apply? Mar 12, 2018 04:39PM EST

We accept applications quarterly. Application dates for 2018 are as follows: March 12–25 June 4–17 September 3–16 December 3–16 You will receive an email within one wee...


Who can apply? Sep 11, 2017 11:30AM EST

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and must be residents of New York state.


How do you determine eligibility? Mar 12, 2018 04:40PM EST

Eligibility is based on need; applicants are asked to provide household income and other information. All applicant information is confidential. Applicants must be 18 years of age ...


Is my entire family eligible? Mar 12, 2018 04:40PM EST

All members within a household over 18 years of age are eligible. Each person will need to fill out an application and set up an account in My NYRR. There is no group application f...


I received an email saying I am not eligible for Race Free. What can I do? Mar 20, 2017 02:20PM EST

Unfortunately, not everyone who applies is eligible for Race Free. We give assistance to those we deem to have the greatest need, based on your application. Please note that you ca...


I received an email saying I have qualified for Race Free! What do I do now? Sep 11, 2017 11:33AM EST

Runners that have been accepted to Race Free will be automatically entered into a drawing for every race on the Race Free calendar. If you have been selected for a race, you will r...


Which races are part of Race Free? Sep 11, 2017 01:47PM EST

All NYRR races are part of the Race Free program, with the exception of our cross country series in Van Cortlandt Park, our NYRR Night at the Races track meets at the Armory, and o...


How will I know whether I have been accepted into the program? Mar 12, 2018 04:43PM EST

We accept applications quarterly. Application dates for 2018 are as follows: March 12–25 June 4–17 September 3–16 December 3–16 You will receive an email within one wee...


I received an e-mail saying that I have been selected for a race. What do I do now? Sep 11, 2017 11:39AM EST

Log into your account in My NYRR. Select the race to which you have been given complimentary entry. Click “Add to Cart” and you will be prompted for an invitation code. Enter the c...


I cannot participate in a race for which I have been selected. Can I send my invitation code to a friend? Sep 11, 2017 11:39AM EST

No, invitation codes are non-transferrable and can only be used to register the runner to whom it was sent.