2020 NYC Marathon Application

Good Sports is thrilled to be selected as a Charity Partner of the 2020 New York City Marathon and we thank you for your interest in running for the organization. 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. Funds raised by our 2020 team will provide significant support in increasing access to the lifelong benefits of sports and physical activity for kids in need.  During the 2020 New York City Marathon, Good Sports will have a team of at least ten charity runners.

Each runner will receive guaranteed 2020 NYC Marathon entry, fundraising strategy support, a customized fundraising page, and Good Sports apparel. All applications are due by 11:59 PM on May 1, 2020. Please note this is a rolling acceptance process and it is recommended that you apply in advance of the deadline. You will be notified of Good Sports’ decision regarding your application by June 12, 2020. Please direct any questions to Rebecca Lynch at rlynch@goodsports.org.

2020 NYC Marathon Application

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

  • Applicant Information

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Runner Type

    Please select one

  • Relevant Background

  • Why Good Sports?

  • Fundraising

  • In order to receive a guaranteed entry for the New York Marathon, each runner must fundraise a minimum of $3,000 for Good Sports and commit to a fundraising level. Please review and select one of the follow fundraising levels:

    MVP ($5,000 Level)

    • - Guaranteed entry for the 2020 TCS NYC Marathon
    • - Personal fundraising page on CrowdRise to make fundraising simple and successful
    • - Fundraising strategy support from the Good Sports team
    • - A 2020 NYC Marathon Team t-shirt
    • - An invite to a Good Sports signature event (we'll do our best to match the event to your location)
    • - Opportunity to recommend a youth organization in need for Good Sports to support
    • - Additional Good Sports prizes

    All-Star ($3,000 Level)

    • - Guaranteed entry for the 2020 TCS NYC Marathon
    • - Personal fundraising page on CrowdRise to make fundraising simple and successful
    • - Fundraising strategy support from the Good Sports team
    • - A 2020 NYC Marathon Team t-shirt

  • Release Form & Contribution Agreement

    You agree to promptly notify Good Sports in the event you are unable to participate in the 2020 TCS 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 2020 TCS 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 TCS 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 2020 Marathon Team, Good Sports will make a one-time charge of $25 to my credit card, verifying my acceptance. This deposit of $25 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 30, 2020 ($500 for Registered Runners). If I have not reached my committed level of fundraising by October 30, 2020, 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 9, 2020. 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 or 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 Washington Street, Suite 300
    Braintree, MA 02184

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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