New York City Marathon changes pregnancy deferral policy – but it requires athletes to pay to defer

August 23, 2023

New York Road Runners (NYRR) – organisers of the New York City Marathon – updated the organisation’s pregnancy and postpartum cancellation policy in an attempt to become a ‘more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and socially responsible organisation’.

It means that the New York City Marathon is now the fifth World Marathon Major to allow women to defer places for pregnancy. But there’s a catch. The policy requires women to pay for their entry fee again – a whopping $295 for non-NYRR members. MSN