Race day is November 3! Apply for Team Y Champions today.

The YMCA of Greater New York is a a proud charity partner of the 2024 TCS New York City Marathon.

Members and friends of the YMCA are encouraged to apply for a place on Team Y Champions to run the 26.2 mile tour of iconic city landmarks, beginning in Staten Island and finishing in Central Park. 

As a member of Team Y Champions, you will receive guaranteed entry into the 2024 TCS New York City Marathon.

The money you raise — a minimum of $3,500 is required — in exchange for a spot in this historic event will support the Y's essential community programs and services including afterschool care, immigrant services, college access programming, and more. 

Bibs will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and our Y Champions runners will enjoy an assortment of perks that will support you as you train, fundraise and cross the starting line. Official registration is open as of March 28. Space is limited.


  • Access to NYRR Virtual Trainer
  • Curated runs for local team members by our Team Captain
  • Workshop sessions with endurance athletes 

Race Day

  • Exclusive Y swag, including a Y Champions singlet 
  • Pre-race team dinner 
  • Race day breakfast at the West Side Y


  • A customizable crowdfunding page
  • A fundraising and social media toolkit to help you manage your campaign
  • Regular check-ins with a Y fundraiser to boost your efforts

Interested in joining Team Y Champions?

Reach out to Tessa Dolt at tdolt@ymcanyc.org.

Please note that runners are responsible for covering their TCS New York City Marathon entry fee.