Race Free: Race Fee Assistance Program

How do I apply? Sep 11, 2017 11:28AM EST

We accept applications quarterly. Below are the dates for the remaining application windows for 2017:​ September 18-25 November 13-20 Runners will need to complete and ...


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? Sep 11, 2017 11:30AM EST

Eligibility is based on need; applicants are asked to provide household income and other information. All applicant information is confidential.


Is my entire family eligible? Sep 11, 2017 11:31AM 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...


When are drawings held for each race? Sep 11, 2017 11:37AM EST

Random drawings will be held quarterly for all weekly races in the upcoming quarter. The drawings will be held on the following dates: January–April 2018 races: October 6–13, ...


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.