2021 TCS New York City Marathon

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On November 7, 2021, Team ASPCA will join runners at the world’s most popular marathon—the TCS New York City Marathon!

With your commitment to run in the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon, you’ll help us as we continue to rescue, protect and create meaningful change for animals in need nationwide.

Please Note: Due to the very limited number of 2021 TCS New York City Marathon slots available, you must confirm your commitment by completing a Team ASPCA Recommitment Form linked above (this form will also be emailed to you). This form, and the information provided, will only be used if you are not able to reach 50% of your fundraising minimum by September 12, 2021, and 100% of your fundraising minimum by October 17, 2021. Your slot will not be guaranteed without a recommitment form on file. Once committed, there is no cancellation policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have guaranteed entry once I register online?

In order to guarantee your spot, a recommitment form is needed on file. If the recommitment form is not received by the deadline given to you, you will not have a confirmed spot in the TCS New York City Marathon.

What if the 2021 NYC Marathon gets cancelled?

If future New York City Marathons are canceled for any reason, NYRR will announce resolution options and process. You will still be held to your commitment to run and fundraise for the ASPCA, however, your fundraising minimum deadline will correlate with the year you participate. For example, if you wind up running in the 2022 NYC Marathon, your fundraising deadline will be in October 2022.

What if I don’t reach my fundraising minimum?

If you do not reach your fundraising minimum by the deadline, we will charge the balance as a donation to the credit card indicated on your recommitment form.

What if I cannot participate after I register and submit my recommitment form?

Every team member who registers and completes the recommitment form is committed to reaching their fundraising minimum by the deadline regardless of situations that may arise. These entries are crucial fundraising opportunities for the ASPCA which is why we must ask everyone to commit to their fundraising goal when we assign the race entry to their name.

When is the deadline to reach my fundraising minimum?

You must reach 50% of your fundraising minimum by September 12, 2021 and 100% of your fundraising minimum by October 17, 2021.

Still have questions? Email a team manager at NYCmarathon@aspca.org.

When you join Team ASPCA you'll receive a free toolkit to host fundraiser events to help you meet your goal!