NYC Marathon 2018 timeline


 If you want to be part of Team Achilles, complete our paper application and send it in asap thereafter. 

  • Monday, January 15, 2018: Download and print this paper application. Complete it, submit to your chapter/program leader for approval, and make sure it is received by Eleanor Cox if you reside in the United States; and by Gerle Shagdar if you reside outside the United States. Deadline for receipt: Monday, April 23, 2018
  • Friday, April 27, 2018: Drawing conducted for Handcycle Athletes; Handcycle Athletes will receive notice of status as soon as possible thereafter. 
    • UPDATE: During May 2018: Invitations to register online at will be sent to all Ambulatory, Handcycle and Pushrim athletes by email.
  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018:  All registrations must be complete.


  • Sunday, July 1, 2018: Guide Applications Go Live on the Achilles International Website under the volunteer tab.
  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018: Guide Applications Close on Achilles International Website.


These are Start Village / Reunion area helpers

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018: NYRR Volunteer Website opens.
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018: NYRR Volunteer Website closes.

ACHILLES STAFF & VIVs (Very Important Volunteers)

These folks have specific assignments on race day such as driving vehicles, handling equipment, and managing people.

  • Monday, September 3, 2018: NYRR Registration opens.
  • Monday, October 1, 2018: NYRR Registration closes.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday before Marathon Sunday is when Volunteers, Guides and Athletes obtain credentials and racing materials at the Jacob Javits Center and the Achilles office.