Good Sports is thrilled to be selected as a member of  the 2018 NYC Marathon Official Charity Program. Our mission is to give all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing new equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need.

Thank you for your interest in running for Good Sports and Greater NYC kids in need through the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon Official Charity Program.  Funds raised from the Marathon Team will support our efforts to provide brand-new equipment from top sports manufacturers to organizations within the Greater NYC area – such as Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, schools and more.

All applications are due by 11:59 PM on August 1, 2018. Each selected Team Member will receive a guaranteed entry for the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon®, fundraising support, Good Sports apparel and more. Please answer the following questions to be considered. While the minimum required to fundraise is $3,000, strong consideration will be given to those who commit to fundraise beyond that minimum. You will be notified of Good Sports’ decision regarding your application by August 15, 2018. Please direct any questions to Rebecca Lynch at rlynch@goodsports.org.

2018 NYC Marathon Application

  • Please note, all fields below are required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Applicant Information

  • Runner Type

    Please select one

  • Relevant Background

  • Why Good Sports?

  • Fundraising

  • In order to receive a guaranteed entry for the TCS NYC Marathon®, each runner must fundraise at a selected level for Good Sports. Each runner will receive support from Good Sports' staff in establishing a fundraising strategy and an online fundraising platform. Please review and select one of the following fundraising levels:

    MVP ($5,000 Level)
    - Invite to Good Sports' NYC Event in either 2018 or 2019
    - 12 week MYRR Virtual Training Program
    - Personal fundraising page to make fundraising simple and successful
    - Good Sports Marathon Team shirt, Good Sports shirt and other Good Sports gear, such as a "Kids Who Play Do Better" shirt and more!

    All-Star ($3,000 Level)
    - 12 week NYRR Virtual Training program
    - Personal fundraising page to make fundraising simple and successful
    - Good Sports Marathon Team shirt, Good Sports shirt and a "Kids Who Play Do Better" shirt

  • Release Form & Contribution Agreement

    You agree to promptly notify Good Sports in the event you are unable to participate in the 2018 NYC Marathon®. You further agree to promptly notify Good Sports in the event any of the information in your application changes between the date of submission and the date of the event.

    In consideration of Good Sports accepting my entry and enabling me to participate in the 2018 NYC Marathon®, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, fully and completely waive and release any and all rights for claims and damages I may have against Good Sports, its employees, volunteers, officers, directors, sponsors and their affiliates, successors, and assigns, and hold each of them harmless from and against, any and all injuries, claims, and liabilities suffered or sustained by me in connection with the 2018 NYC Marathon®, in the training or planning sessions for said event, and/or travel to or from any of the foregoing. I further attest and certify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for competition in this event, and a licensed medical doctor has verified my condition. I declare I have reviewed the terms and conditions included as part of this application and have exercised my own judgment in completing and signing the same. I further declare that the decision to sign this agreement was voluntary and not based on or influenced by any representation of Good Sports.

    By executing this application, I also grant to Good Sports the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use my name, likeness and/or photograph or voice for all purposes, including editorial, commercial and advertising, in broadcast, telecast, print, or any other medium now known or later developed, and agree to waive the right to any compensation or other claims for such use or otherwise against Good Sports. I also give Good Sports the right to alter any of the foregoing and to copyright the same in its name.

    I understand that once accepted onto the Good Sports 2018 Marathon Team, Good Sports will make a one-time charge of $75 to my credit card, verifying my acceptance. This deposit of $75 will be applied to my fundraising minimum and holds a NYC Marathon entry number in my name. I agree to collect a minimum of $3,000 for Good Sports by October 20th, 2018 for Registered Runners. If I have not reached my committed level of fundraising by October 20th, 2018, I will personally be responsible for the balance owed . I understand that Good Sports has the right to charge the balance I owe to my credit card after November 4th, 2018. I understand that the NYRR charges a $295 registration fee that is not included in my fundraising minimum and which I must pay directly to the NYRR.

    In the event of an illness, injury or medical emergency arising during the event of in the training and planning sessions for said event, I hereby authorize and give my consent to Good Sports and/or the NYRR to secure from any accredited hospital, clinic and/or physician any treatment deemed necessary for my immediate care. I agree that I will be fully responsible for payment of any and all medical services and treatment rendered to me including but not limited to medical transport, medications, treatment, and hospitalization of an emergency.

  • Emergency Contact Information

    The following person should be contacted in the event of an emergency:

  • Good Sports National Office
    1515 Hancock Street, Suite 204
    Quincy, MA 02169
    www.goodsports.org

    Good Sports NYC Office
    10 E 40th Street
    40th Floor
    New York, NY 10016
    kpatterson@goodsports.org

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