Thank you again for applying for the ING New York City Marathon 2006. Unfortunately, you were not selected in the random international lottery drawing. Please understand that we have to limit the size of the field to ensure a top-quality experience--and I hope you get to experience it yourself one day!
In fact, you might even be able to enter the race this year, since there are some guaranteed entries reserved for international tour groups. If you are interested in traveling with a group, click here for tour operator contact information.
I hope you will still visit New York, whether in November or at another time. We host races in New York City almost every weekend. This summer we are introducing a brand new event, the New York City Half-Marathon on Sunday, August 27, 2006. Starting in beautiful Central Park, passing through Times Square, and continuing along the waterfront to a finish in Lower Manhattan, this race will attract runners from around the world; sign up on June 21. For complete information about all New York Road Runners races, as well as membership and other programs, click here.
Finally, I encourage you to apply for the ING New York City Marathon 2007. Did you know that if you applied and were denied three years in a row, you are eligible for guaranteed entry the fourth year? (If this is your third consecutive denial, you may already be guaranteed for the 2007 race! E-mail your name, date of birth, and a short note and we�ll check our records and get back to you.)
Thank you so much for your interest in the ING New York City Marathon. I wish you a summer of healthy and gratifying running.
Mary Wittenberg President and CEO, New York Road Runners Race Director, ING New York City Marathon