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Rules of Competition

Can I Run With My Baby in a Stroller?

Unfortunately, we cannot allow strollers on the course or in the corrals for safety reasons.

Can I Run With My Dog?

No, sorry. We do not allow dogs or any other animals at our events. We love your dogs, but please...

Can I Bike/ Scoot/ Skate Instead of Run?

No, sorry. The course is only open to runners, walkers, and athletes with adaptive use devices.

What Happens if I’m Late? Can I Still Run the Race and Get Timed?

You must be at the start of any given race on time. We recommend arriving at least one hour before...

Where Do I Wear the Bib?

Generally, the bib should be plainly visible on the front of your chest or torso for it to be read...

How Long Do I Have to Cross the Finish Line?

We have athletes, runners, and walkers of all paces, and we’re happy to have you no matter your running speed....

Are Headphones Allowed?

We recognize that many of you run best with music or audio books but to ensure your safety and the...

Are Hydration Packs Allowed?

Hydration packs are generally allowed at NYCRUNS races except for the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon.

Can I Give My Bib to My Spouse/ Friend/ Child so They Can Run in My Place?

We know things come up, and sometimes you’re unable to run the race you registered for. Unfortunately, bib transfers are...

Do You Go by the Gun Time or the Net (Chip) Time?

The top three people in each gender are scored by gun time. All age group awards are done by net...