As you know, this Sunday I completed the NYRR 9+1 program. Today I thought I would explain a little about the program and talk about my journey to Sunday.
According to their website, New York Road Runners (NYRR) is the world’s premier community running organization, seeking to improve community health and well-being by championing a lifelong committment to running. The organization is also a registered non-profit.
Last year I decided that one day I would like to run a marathon. What better way to accomplish this goal than by running the New York City Marathon! The only issue is that you have to enter a lottery for the opportunity to run this race if you don’t have guaranteed entry. Luckily NYRR offers runners the option to gain guaranteed entry by participating in their 9+1 program.
What is the NYRR 9+1 program?
Basically you run 9 eligible NYRR races and volunteer at one race to gain guaranteed entry into the NYC Marathon. You also have to be an active NYRR member. The fee for yearly membership is $40 but it’s totally worth it because you get discounts on races as a member. Also you can track all your runs on the NYRR website.
My account on Sunday. It looks so pretty 🙂
NYRR provides TONS of races to meet this goal. This year there were 36 eligible races ranging in distance from 1 mile to 26.2 miles. They really have a great range of races to choose from, with many being available during the Summer and Fall.
|Celebrating finishing the program|