Samaritans 2023 TCS NYC Marathon Team Application

New York City Marathon Date: November 5, 2023
Application Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2023 at 12p EST
Applicants will be notified by: April 7, 2023

The selection of runners for the 2023 Samaritans TCS New York City Marathon Team is competitive and applications will be evaluated based on each applicant’s proposed fundraising commitment/plan, personal story, connection to the organization and mission, and commitment to completing the marathon.

Our continued participation as a partner in the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon is largely based upon our team’s fundraising success. Our team’s fundraising represents a significant portion of Samaritans’ operating budget, allowing us to serve more people.

It is very important that runners on our team fulfill their fundraising commitments. We require a minimum fundraising commitment of $7,500/runner, with the understanding that half (1/2) of your commitment ($3,750) must be met by August 1, 2023 in order for us to release your TCS New York City Marathon registration. We require that you submit a credit card number which will be charged for any shortfall toward that one half benchmark, or if you do not reach your final commitment by December 15, 2023.

As this is a competitive selection process, please be sure to complete every answer. After submitting, you should be redirected to pay your $26 application fee. If this does not happen, or if you have any other questions or issues, please email Chris at


Running Experience

Personal Story and Connection to Samaritans

Fundraising Commitment and Plan

Samaritans runners are required to commit to raising at least $7,500. Setting an ambitious, yet realistic, fundraising commitment is very important as team members who do not meet their commitment jeopardize Samaritans' chances of receiving entries from the TCS New York City Marathon in the future. We require team members to submit credit card information to meet any shortfall.

If selected, you will be responsible for raising this amount and submitting a credit card number to pay any shortfall. Commitment levels will be considered when selecting the team, but please be realistic in what you can commit to raise.

This is the amount that you hope to raise. We encourage runners to aim for a goal higher than their financial commitment.