The NYC Marathon lottery closes on February 15th! This is a friendly reminder to apply if you want even a slim chance or running it. From the numbers I’ve seen only about 5% of lottery entries can be picked due to the high demand, BUT some chance is better than no chance at all. The NYC Marathon is my ultimate bucket list race. This is my 4th year applying. Fingers crossed! They use to have a rule that if you were denied 3 times you were automatically in the 4th year…unfortunately that went away the same year I started applying…so I will just keep on keeping on every year until I get in.