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Finish the NYC Marathon, Earn Lifetime Entry

The race's one millionth finisher will cross the line Sunday in Central Park.

The race’s one millionth finisher will cross the line Sunday in Central Park.

The New York City Marathon is about to reach a milestone, and one finisher will be granted guaranteed entry for life.

Sunday’s race will see the one millionth finisher in event history, and organizers predict the person will cross the finish line somewhere between 4 hours and 4:10.

The winner will be announced on Monday, the day after the 44th edition of the race, and he or she will also earn a $500 shopping spree.

“We have a lot of balancing acts, so we’ll have to figure out what we’re going to be able to do,” Mary Wittenberg, CEO of New York Road Runners, said in a Bloomberg story. “In the ideal world, we would have had confetti and the whole thing.”

There will be somewhere around 50,000 finishers in Sunday’s race, a far cry from the 2,000 that finished in 1976 when the start was moved to Staten Island.