With a record 140,000 applicants for 45,000 spots at the start, most runners who applied for the 2011 ING New York City Marathon lottery didn’t get in.
If you’re one of those runners, take heart. You can still nab one of those coveted spots by running for one of the race’s official charity partners.
Runners pledge to raise a required amount of money—usually $2,500 to $3,000—in exchange for a bib in the world’s largest marathon. Some charities also offer coaching, training programs and other perks for being one of their fundraisers. Read the rest of this entry →