NEW YORK (WABC) -- Runners can now start submitting their applications for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon!
The month-long runner application window for both guaranteed and non-guaranteed entry will remain open through February 21.
The 46th running of the iconic race through the five boroughs, which is the premier event of New York Road Runners and the largest marathon in the world, will take place on Sunday, November 6 and will be broadcast live in the New York area on WABC-TV, Channel 7, and nationally on ESPN2.
"The TCS New York City Marathon is where the world comes to run," said Peter Ciaccia, president of events for New York Road Runners and race director of the TCS New York City Marathon. "We want to share in your excitement and celebrate together."
Runners who earned guaranteed entry must claim their spot during the month-long application window. Information regarding guaranteed entry is available at http://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/plan-your-race/run-in-2016.
Non-guaranteed entry is gained through a drawing that brings together runners of all ages and abilities from around the world. The non-guaranteed applicant drawing will be held on March 8, 2016.
Runners can also receive a guaranteed spot in the race by running for NYRR's Team for Kids. Team for Kids is a committed group of adult runners from around the world who add meaning to their miles by raising funds for NYRR's Youth and Community Services programs. More than 200,000 students are served locally and nationally through NYRR's free youth running programs, events, and resources, including more than 120,000 in New York City's five boroughs.
"At NYRR our goal is to help and inspire people through running," said Michael Capiraso, president and CEO of New York Road Runners. "Whether you enter to run the TCS New York City Marathon through the drawing, or you commit today to run on behalf of our Team for Kids charity running team, we want to see you out there on Sunday, November 6, running through the five boroughs and crossing the amazing finish line with 50,000 other inspiring runners from New York City and around the world."
The 2016 TCS New York City Marathon will feature the world's top professional athletes and a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners, as well as thousands of volunteers and more than one million spectators lining the streets of New York City's five boroughs.
For more information about the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon, and to apply, visit http://tcsnycmarathon.org/plan-your-race/run-in-2016.