NY Marathon

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I wanted to run the NY Marathon with a friend, but we were unlucky with the lottery and did not manage to get entries.
Can anybody help me get two tickets to run the maraton?

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<a href="http://www.OhReallyOreilly.com">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)
Bike option

There's the NYCC club ride that covers the course just before the race. No tickets required.

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Maggie Schwarz (not verified)
May I recommend...

...Philadelphia or Chicago? Philadelphia doesn't have great crowd support but people say it's much faster than NYC, with a less crowded start.

Chicago is fantastic, no hills at all and tons of spectators.

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Sienna (not verified)

It used to be that selling or transferring NYC marathon numbers resulted in permanent banishment from all NYRRC events for both parties if you are caught. I can't imagine that the policy has changed. I agree with Maggie that Philadelphia is a great marathon, but of course there is nothing like NYC...

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Hank Schiffman (not verified)
You don't really want to run the marathon with someone else's #

There is no glory in it doing it sureptitiously.

Do the qualifying runs for next year or run a qualifying time.

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Basil A (not verified)

Actually, if you're not a member of NYRR (since Jan 2005) - unless the rules have changed - the earliest you can ensure entry is November 2007 (without running a qualifying time in another event).
- You must be a NYRR member in January of the year you do the 9(?) qualifying races.
- Completion(?) of these qualifying races ensures guaranteed entry for following year.

Do another marathon in the meantime if you wish but everyone should do New York at least once!

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