Tuesday last day to apply for TCS NYC Marathon

Geoffrey Mutai, front, of Kenya, leads the men's elite runners across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at the start of the New York City Marathon, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in New York. Mutai went on to win the race. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

March 17, 2014 12:16:08 PM PDT
Time is running out for runners who want to participate in the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 18, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Those who still wish to apply should visit the recently launched TCS New York City Marathon website, tcsnycmarathon.org.

Applications will be randomly selected through a drawing process on Wednesday, March 26.

The TCS New York City Marathon brings together runners from around the world. The non-guaranteed entry process helps preserve the unparalleled diversity of the race and will include three simultaneous drawings covering "NYC metro area" applicants (i.e., residents in and within 60 miles of New York City), "National" applicants (i.e., United States residents outside of the tri-state area) and "International" applicants (i.e., non?United States residents, including Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories).

A record-setting 50,266 runners crossed the finish line at the 2013 New York City Marathon, making it the biggest field ever at the event and the largest marathon in history. More than 100 countries were represented, and runners from each of the 50 states participated in the race.

The top male and female winners were both from Kenya - Geoffrey Mutai, who became a two-time reigning champion, and Priscah Jeptoo, who took the lead in the race's final miles to take the first-place prize.