There is a US$ 50 non-refundable application fee to apply to become a member of 261 Fearless Team NYC 2020. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older and fully comply with all rules and regulations of the NYRR. A qualifying time is not required for participation, but applicants must be able to complete a marathon within seven hours and 30 minutes.
Fundraising Commitment: Each runner requiring a bib must raise a minimum of US$ 4,000 to join 261 Fearless Charity Team NYC 2020. Runners who already hold a bib for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon may apply to be on the team with a minimum fundraising requirement of US$ 1,800.
Funds raised by 261 Fearless Team NYC 2020 particpants benefit 261 Fearless Inc. global and local programs and services.
Forty percent (40%) of the minimum fundraising amount (US$1,600/US$ 720) is due no later than September 1, 2020, in order to stay on the team and keep the charity bib. To launch this commitment, each accepted applicant will pay a US$ 261 non-refundable Team deposit by credit card immediately upon acceptance to the 261 Fearless Charity Team NYC 2020. This US$ 261 tax-deductible payment will secure the runner’s spot on the team and will be applied toward the individual’s fundraising goal. Once this payment is received, access will be granted to the fundraising tools and runner resources.
The remaining balance of the minimum fundraising amount must be received by 261 Fearless by October 28, 2020. In the event that the applicant does not meet the minimum fundraising requirements by the required dates, 261 Fearless Inc. reserves the right to charge the balance owed to the applicant's credit card provided on the acceptance agreement, net of credit card fees, unless prior arrangements have been made. MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted. If you continue to fundraise and meet the minimum fundraising requirement after your credit card has been processed for the remaining balance, 261 Fearless Inc. will reimburse the card upon written request, minus any processing fees. 261 Fearless Inc. will not reimburse your card after November 15, 2020. Any person who fails to meet any of the deadlines listed above will be subjuct to forfeiture of their bib and all funds raised will be transferred as a general, tax-deductible donation to 261 Fearless Inc.
All online fundraising must be conducted using only the platform provided by 261 Fearless Inc. Currency conversion to US dollars is the responsibility of the 261 Team member. Offline donations will only be counted toward the fundraising minimum when the funds are received by 261 Fearless. You are responsible for submitting all offline donations by mail to the 261 Fearless Charity Manager. Funds raised by a 261 Fearless Team NYC 2020 runner cannot be credited to another 261 Fearless Team NYC 2020 runner’s fundraising requirement.
Further Commitment: Our Charity Runners are not only ambassadors for 261 Fearless, but also role models. As a 261 Fearless Charity Runner - raising funds and awareness for the 261 mission - this is the perfect opportunity to inspire a woman you know who wants to return to running or take her very first step as a runner. We ask you to introduce a family member, friend or colleague to a local 261 Fearless Club.
261 Fearless Team NYC 2020 Participation: Each runner who joins 261 Fearless Team NYC 2020 is required to join and participate in the private Team online forums and attend any 261 Fearless Team NYC 2020 Virtual Meetings, unless a special exception is made when discussed with 261 Fearless Team NYC 2020 Charity Manager. Team members must also attend the mandatory Team Briefing on Race Weekend.
NYRR Registration: 261 Fearless will inform you of the details of the NYRR registration after your application is accepted. You must register with the TCS New York City Marathon/New York Road Runners through the designated registration link that will be sent to you. You are responsible for your own entry fee, paid directly to the NYRR. This fee cannot be paid for using funds raised toward your minimum requirements. This fee varies; the following are the fees which are subject to change without notice: $255 for NYRR members, $295 for non-members, $358 for non-U.S. residents.
Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your participation on 261 Fearless Team NYC by September 1, 2020. After September 1, 2020, you are responsible for raising the US$4,000 / US$1,800 minimum, even if for any reason, including injury, you are unable to run in the TCS New York City Marathon. For Charity runners, you may cancel your participation with 261 Fearless Team NYC 2020 for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon, and receive guaranteed entry to 2021 (subject to bib availability) as long as you complete the minimum fundraising requirement by October 28, 2020. To do so you must contact the 261 Fearless Team NYC 2020 Charity Manager, in writing, on or before the cancellation date of October 28, 2020.
Matching Gift Policy: Many companies match employee charitable contributions. You can check with your employer to see if your company has this program. You are also encouraged to ask donors if their employers match gifts. Many companies issue matching gift checks quarterly or semi-annually; therefore, if you plan to use a match to reach your minimum, it is your responsibility to contact the matching company to ensure the check will be issued before November 30, 2020. If the company’s match cycle is past November 30, 2020, the match cannot count towards your minimum.
Emergency Information: In the event of an illness, injury or medical emergency arising during the event or in the training and planning sessions for said event, you authorize and give your consent to 261 Fearless to secure from any accredited hospital, clinic and/or physician any treatment deemed necessary for my immediate care. You agree that you will be fully responsible for payment of any and all medical services and treatment rendered to you including but not limited to medical transport, medications, treatment, and hospitalization.
Release Form and Contribution Agreement: In consideration of you accepting this entry, you hereby for yourself, your heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all claims, damages, cost or expenses that may arise as a direct or indirect result your participation in the above-described fundraising program or your participation in the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon and/or any training, travel or other event related thereto (collectively, “the event”). You further attest and certify that you are physically fit, and covenant that you will be sufficiently trained for competition in this event, and, within thirty (30) days of the date of the event, have a licensed medical doctor verify your physical fitness to participate in the event. You also grant permission for use of your name, likeness or voice in broadcast, telecast, print or any other account of the event without compensation. You agree to collect a minimum of US $4,000 / US $1,800, which will go towards unrestricted support of 261 Fearless, by October 28, 2020. If you have not reached the minimum in fundraising by that date, you will personally be responsible for the balance owed. You understand that unless you cancel by September 1, 2020, 261 Fearless reserves the right to charge the balance you owe to your credit card, net of credit card fees. You declare that you have exercised your own judgment in signing this agreement and you further declare that your decision to sign this agreement was voluntary and not based on or influenced by any representation of 261 Fearless, Inc.
Release of Image for PR: You grant permission for use of your name, likeness, image, voice, and/or appearance as such may be embodied in any pictures, photos, video recordings, social media postings, digital images, and the like, concerning your participation in 261 Fearless Charity Team NYC 2020, without compensation. You understand and agrees that any content described in the aforementioned sentence may or may not contain attributions specifically identifying you or any of your property.
You declare that you have exercised your own judgment in signing this agreement voluntary and not based on or influenced by any representation of 261 Fearless, Inc.
By submitting the application and paying the US$ 50 application fee, you agree to the terms and conditions as stated above.