New York Marathon 2019


New York Marathon 2019

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Widely acknowledged as the world's greatest road race, the New York Marathon will take you on a journey through the city's five boroughs as you are cheered on by two million spectators to the famous finish line in Central Park.

There are two ways you can enter the New York Marathon

1. Register for a Team Macmillan charity place

Our charity entries are now closed.

2. Got your own place?

If you're lucky enough to have your own place in the run we'd love you to run in green! There's no fundraising target, just raise what you can to help us support people living with cancer. Click the 'I have my own place' button to let us know you're running and we'll send you a welcome pack and running kit.

If you have any questions about the New York Marathon 2019 please get in touch by emailing or call 0300 1000 200.

The minimum age for this event is 18 years old.

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Individual registration FAQs

How do I register? 

Select your chosen event above and click 'Sign up now'.

How much is the registration fee?

The registration fee is £599 per person. If your application is successful you will be asked to pay this directly to Sports Tours International, the Third Party Supplier that we purchase our places from.

What is the registration process?

To enquire about our charity places please click on the ‘Get a place’ button and complete our application form. Once this has been completed please send it back to and we will be in touch with you to hear more about your motivations for wanting to run for us. If successful you will then be asked to pay a £599 registration fee. This is made payable to Sports Tours International, the Third Party supplier that we purchase our places from. 

What is the minimum age to take part?

The minimum age to take part in this event is 18. 

When will registration close? 

Registration will close a couple of months away from event day, or when the event sells out. After this date we cannot accept any new registrations for charity places. If you have your own place in the event we welcome you to sign up at any time!

I already have my place in this event, can I still run for you?

Of course! Both those with charity places, and their own places are welcome to join our team. We’d love to help you prepare for your event, and send you a fundraising pack, running top and other helpful information for the big day! Please fill in our online form to join our team.

When will I receive my fundraising pack?

You will receive your fundraising pack with running top approximately 2-3 weeks after you complete your registration paying your registration fee to Sports Tours International.

When will you hear from us?

Once you have enquired for a place on our website you will receive a bounce-back email containing an application form. Once you have completed this please send this to and we will be in contact with you to hear more about your motivations for wanting to run for Macmillan. If successful you will be asked to pay a registration fee to Sports Tours International. Once you have paid this you will be fully registered, and you can expect to receive your fundraising pack 2-3 weeks from this date. You will then hear from us every month or so in our newsletters.

Can I defer my place?

Unfortunately, we are not able to defer places in our events. We would ask that you register for another event or re-register once registrations open for next year.

When will I receive my race number?

You should receive your race pack and number from the race organisers approximately 2-3 weeks before the event. If you have not received it in this time please get in touch with Sports Tours International.


Team registration FAQs

How do I register as part of a team?

Sign up individually and then contact us to say that you are going to be fundraising as part of a team

Is there a discount for teams?

No, there is not

I’m taking part with a team, do we all have to raise the minimum fundraising amount?

Yes, each  member will need to raise the minimum fundraising amount of the package you have chosen.

Once I have signed up, how do I know my registration is complete?

Once you have paid the registration fee to Sports Tours International your place will be confirmed. Shortly after this time you will receive a welcome email from us and your fundraising pack in the post.


Fundraising FAQs

What is the minimum fundraising amount for each event?

Depending on the package you choose, we ask that you raise a minimum of £2,000, £2,200 or £3,700.

Why is there a minimum fundraising amount?

As for any charity, buying places in these events costs money. The £599 registration fee covers administration and race costs. This ensures the costs of the event are covered so the majority of the money fundraised is spent on our vital services to help people affected by cancer.

What is JustGiving and how do I set up a page?

JustGiving is one of the most trusted platforms for online giving and is very simple to use. Once you've set up your page you can share it with friends, family, and colleagues and they can make an online donation of their chosen amount, and leave you a message. It will also ask if their donation is eligible for Gift Aid.

The money donated to your page comes straight to Macmillan, which means no trips to the bank or hours counting pennies.

What happens if I don't raise the minimum fundraising amount?

It is important that everyone reaches the minimum fundraising pledge of £2,000, £2,200 or £3,700 (depending on your package) to ensure Macmillan doesn't lose money on your participation and the majority of what you raise helps those affected by cancer.

We provide you with as much help as we can to help you reach this amount, and our Supporter Care Hub is also available on 0300 1000 200 if you want further help. If it gets to a point where you feel you really can’t fundraise anymore then you are welcome to donate the remaining amount yourself.

Can Macmillan help with my fundraising?

Definitely! Once you’ve registered, keep a look out for your Fundraising Pack in the post which should arrive within 2-3 weeks. This includes a comprehensive fundraising guide with advice and ideas on how to reach your fundraising target, along with a sponsorship form and other resources.

We will also be in touch every couple of months with helpful e-newsletters, and you can email or call our Supporter Care Hub on 0300 1000 200 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) anytime you have a fundraising question. They will also be able to order any materials you may need including collection boxes and buckets, balloons, posters and extra sponsorship forms.


How will my fundraising help?

£250 could pay for five people living with cancer to attend a health and wellbeing event, providing them with the skills to improve the management of these areas in their lives.

£335 could pay for a Macmillan grant that helps a family affected by cancer take a holiday and enjoy precious time together.

£546 could pay for a Macmillan Social Care Worker for a week, helping patients, family members and carers manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.

Every £800 we spend on our phone service could lead to our welfare rights advisors on the Macmillan Support Line helping people living with cancer claim up to £31,480 in benefits they are entitled to.

£1,203 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a week, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.


You're about to run the race of your life.

New York Marathon 2019

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