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Rules of Competition

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...

Can I Use a Pacer?

Pacers, unregistered runners, and bikers are not allowed. The use of any of these will result in disqualification.

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...

Can I Bike/ Scoot/ Skate Instead of Run?

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

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...

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 Run With My Baby in a Stroller?

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

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...

What If There’s Bad Weather on Race Day?

Here at NYCRUNS, we run rain or shine! However, inclement weather conditions such as active snowfall, lightning or below freezing...

Are Hydration Packs Allowed?

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