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Vaccination Requirements

The information in this document currently pertains to any race where the race page explicitly states vaccination is a requirement, including the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon.

Any individual registered as a runner, regardless of age, will be required to show proof that they have received a full series of vaccines authorized by the United States Food & Drug Administration or the World Health Organization.

On a race-by-race basis, NYCRUNS will be reaching out to you to update your vaccination status if needed.

Which COVID vaccine types are accepted?

  • Johnson & Johnson: One dose
  • Moderna: Two doses
  • Pfizer: Two doses
  • AstraZeneca: Two doses  (includes Oxford, Bioscience, COVISHIELD, and Vaxzevria)
  • Sinopharm: Two doses
  • Sinovac: Two doses 

Is a COVID vaccine booster required to participate in races?

Not at this time, though that is subject to change based on city and state guidelines. NYCRUNS does strongly encourage boosters, as data show they significantly increase protection against all known variants of COVID.

Can I participate if I require a medical or religious accommodation to the vaccine requirement?

Accommodations for documented medical or religious reasons may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Anyone requesting an accommodation must email at least two weeks in advance of the race and not before you receive the email for the race in question. Email is the only process by which runners can be granted accommodations; requests will not be accepted on-site.

Can I run a race if I show proof of a negative COVID test?

No, proof of a negative COVID test will not be accepted at this time. Only proof of full COVID vaccination will be accepted. You may run virtually if you cannot show proof of vaccination.

Where can I get a COVID vaccine?

For runners in New York City, visit vaccinefinder.nyc.gov to find a vaccine site near you. For runners in other areas of the United States, visit vaccines.gov. Runners outside the U.S. should consult their country’s national health organization for vaccine site locations.