TCS NYC Marathon

TCS New York City
Marathon

Make your 26.2 miles through the five boroughs more meaningful.

It’s the 25th anniversary of Fred’s Team and the 50th anniversary of the New York City Marathon. Be a part of this milestone!

There are two ways to join our 2020 team:

  1. If you need a race entry, we’d be thrilled to provide you with one. Check out the fundraising levels and benefits below.
  2. If you have a guaranteed entry, you can still register with Fred’s Team. You’ll be asked to select a fundraising level. We’ll encourage you to raise as much as you can.

Whether you need an entry or not, you can start a team to train and fundraise with your family, friends, or colleagues!

Fundraising Level and Benefits

We provide the ultimate race-weekend experience with VIP benefits—such as an exclusive start tent in Staten Island, a finish tent in Central Park, and private team bus transportation to the start. Check out the four levels below.

$3,500 Fundraising Level

  • Guaranteed entry into the TCS New York City Marathon on November 1, 2020
  • Your choice of the area of cancer research to support
  • Comprehensive training program
  • Pre-race dinner
  • Private team bus transportation to the start
  • Guaranteed access to our finish tent and early exit from Central Park
  • Early baggage and poncho retrieval
  • Chance to access our heated start tent
  • Custom two-piece uniform
  • Online fundraising page and app
  • Dedicated staff to help you achieve your goals
  • 2020 exclusive Fred’s Team 25th anniversary commemorative patch

$5,500 Fundraising Level

  • Guaranteed entry into the TCS New York City Marathon on November 1, 2020
  • Access to our heated start tent
  • Early RSVP opportunity for the Fred’s Team pre-race dinner
  • Training performance T-shirt
  • Plus all benefits available at the $3,500 level

$7,500 Fundraising Level

  • Guaranteed entry into the TCS New York City Marathon on November 1, 2020
  • Complimentary two-night hotel stay*
  • Two grandstand seat tickets at the finish line**
  • Custom Fred’s Team bag
  • Exclusive running belt
  • Cheer package
  • Plus all benefits available at the $3,500 and $5,500 levels

$25,000 Fred’s Team 25th Anniversary Fundraising Level

  • Guaranteed entry into the TCS New York City Marathon on November 1, 2020
  • Four grandstand seat tickets at the finish line**
  • Reserved seating at the Fred’s Team pre-race dinner
  • Shout-out on Fred’s Team social channels and at the pre-race dinner
  • Special Fred’s Team 25th anniversary gear
  • Guaranteed entry into the 2021 United Airlines NYC Half***
  • And more exciting benefits to come!
  • Plus all benefits available at the $3,500, $5,500, and $7,500 levels

Training

Runners of all levels receive training support provided by our USA Track & Field certified coaches and assistant coaches. They are on hand to help you prepare for your race. Official team training runs, a training chart, Q&A seminars, and tips are also available.

Fundraising Requirement

A $100 Fred’s Team kick-off fee is required and counts toward your fundraising requirement of $3,500, $5,500, $7,500, or $25,000. If you need a Fred’s Team race entry, a credit card is necessary to guarantee your fundraising requirement and secure your spot in the race. If you have a guaranteed entry, a credit card is needed to pay the Fred's Team kick-off fee only; however, you must fulfill your fundraising requirement in order to receive select benefits at your fundraising level. You are responsible for paying your New York Road Runners (NYRR) entry fee.

*Runners who select the option to utilize their guaranteed hotel stay will receive a complimentary two-night hotel stay (if you have your own TCS New York City Marathon entry, you must fulfill your fundraising requirement before check-in to secure your stay). Hotel rooms and bed preferences are limited and given out on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a two-night minimum stay over race weekend. All reservations and cancellations must be made through Fred's Team. As mandated by the IRS, Memorial Sloan Kettering is required to report any “perks” valued at $600 or more paid by MSK on a runner’s behalf. To comply with this mandate, runners must complete a W-9 form in order to confirm the hotel stay benefit. Please note: A 1099 tax form will be issued based on hotel reservations made and confirmed through Fred's Team.

**Grandstand seat tickets at the finish line are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

***A Fred’s Team race entry into the 2021 United Airlines NYC Half will be provided to 2020 TCS New York City Marathon runners registered at the $25,000 fundraising level, and the $100 Fred’s Team kick-off fee and fundraising requirement will be waived. This guaranteed entry is non-transferrable to another person or year. You are responsible for paying your NYRR fee.