FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Record-Setting Opening Day for ING New York City Marathon 2012 Applications
More Than 28,000 Apply for Non-Guaranteed Entry in
First 24 Hours of Application Launch
New York, January 3, 2012 – In just 24 hours, more than 28,000 people
registered for the ING New York City Marathon 2012, it was announced today
by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.
"The record-setting day for the marathon application continues to show the
power of the marathon," said Wittenberg. "As runners all over the world
sign up and 'run to keep their resolution,' we are happy that NYRR can
support their goals."
With the application opening on 1/2/12 at Noon, runners pledged to "run to
keep their resolutions" at an astounding rate. In 2011, 22,382 people
applied for the non-guaranteed entry in 24 hours. In 2012, that number was
eclipsed by the 10-hour mark. Runners from all 50 states (and Washington,
DC) and 134 countries already announced their intention to take part in the
In 2011, a record 47,000-plus finishers took to the streets of New York
City to take part in one of the world's great road races. The 2012 event
will take place on Sunday, November 4. The application will remain open now
through Monday, April 23 at 11:59 p.m.
For more information and to sign up for the ING New York City Marathon
2012, visit INGnycmarathon.org.
New York Road Runners
Headquartered in New York City, New York Road Runners is dedicated to
advancing the sport of running, enhancing health and fitness for all, and
meeting our community's needs. Our goal is to use the expertise acquired in
our 53-year history to empower all people to live fitter, healthier lives
through participation in our races, community events, instruction and
training resources, and youth programs. Our races and other events draw
more than 300,000 people each year. The ING New York City Marathon, NYRR's
premier event, is the largest and most inclusive marathon in the world,
attracting the world's top professional runners every year and raising
$30.8 million for charity in 2010. NYRR's running-based youth programs,
which currently serve more than 100,000 children in hundreds of schools and
community centers, promote children's health and fitness, character
development, and personal achievement in underserved communities. For more
information, visit www.nyrr.org.
The ING New York City Marathon
The premier event of New York Road Runners, the ING New York City Marathon
is one of the world's great road races, drawing some 140,000 applicants.
The race attracts many world-class professional athletes, not only for the
$650,000 in prize money, but also for the chance to excel in the media
capital of the world before two million cheering spectators and a worldwide
broadcast reach of 330 million. As any one of the more than 875,000 past
participants will attest, crossing the finish line in Central Park is one
of the great thrills of a lifetime. For more information, visit