TCS New York City Marathon

9:50am Sun 3rd Nov 2019
Battery Rd/Air Force Reserve, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
Run 26.2mi

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Tickets $255–$358, charity places available

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Crossing the TCS New York City Marathon finish line in Central Park is one of the thrills of a lifetime! Check out what you need to know to have a safe and seamless experience.

The New York City Marathon has grown from a Central Park race with 55 finishers tothe world's biggest and most popular marathon, with more than 50,000 finishers in 2017. Get ready for Sunday, November 4, the day of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. Whether you're a runner, spectator, or fan, the information here will help you plan your day.

The TCS New York City Marathon course runs 26.2 miles through the five boroughs of NYC and is a model for big-city marathons around the world. On November 4, it will move you!

The one-month window to apply for general entry or claim guaranteed entry to the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon will be January 14 February 14, 2019, followed by an entry drawing on February 27, 2019.

Distances in this event

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    9:50am Sun 3rd Nov 2019
    Tickets & charity places available

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What’s Included

The one-month window to apply for general entry or claim guaranteed entry to the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon will be January 14– February 14, 2019, followed by an entry drawing on February 27, 2019.Included in the entry fee:

    Entry to the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon, including fluid/fueling stations, medical support, entertainment, bag-check handling,* and security
    Official New Balance technical shirt
    Official transportation to the start from Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, or the Meadowlands Sports Complex (New Jersey)**
    Start area, including breakfast and entertainment
    Finisher materials: medal, food, beverages, and United Airlines/Foot Locker Heatsheet™
    Information is subject to change. The drawing is free to enter and limited to one entry per person.
Course Details

The TCS New York City Marathon course runs 26.2 miles through the five boroughs of NYC and is a model for big-city marathons around the world. On November 3, 2019, it will move you! For detailed information, visit our Help Center. Please note that all information currently refers to the 2018 race and is for reference purposes only. Updates will be made for 2019.


Raceday Logistics

8:30 a.m. – Professional Wheelchair Division

8:52 a.m – Achilles Handcycle Category and Select Athletes with Disabilities

8:55 a.m. – Foot Locker Five-Borough Challenge

9:20 a.m. – Professional Women9:50 a.m. – Wave 1 (including Professional Men)

10:15 a.m. – Wave 210:40 a.m. – Wave 3

11:00 a.m. – Wave 4

Start Lines

There will be four wave starts. Runners are assigned to starts and corrals according to the projected finish time (or pace per mile) provided on the Marathon application. Wave start times cannot be changed.

    Your start line color is the same as your start village color and is indicated on your registration card and your race number.
    Your finish time will be your net time from when you cross the start line. The last runners in each wave should clear the start in approximately 10 minutes.

Baggage: Your Options

 Registration for selecting your baggage option for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon will open in summer 2019. Options will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis so we can safely manage the post-race flow of runners.

If you register for the marathon through an International Tour Operator (ITO), please connect with your respective ITO manager to confirm the baggage-option selection process.

Watch a helpful video about the bag-check and post-race poncho options and processes at the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon (will be updated for 2019):

UPS Bag and Start Village Bag

    Fort Wadsworth is federal property; therefore all visitors are subject to bag search by NYRR-appointed security, as well as by National Park Service, NYPD, United States Coast Guard, and United States Army Reserve personnel. Even if you are not checking a bag for transport to the finish, you must observe these restrictions on baggage that you bring into Fort Wadsworth.
    You must use the clear Official Start Village Bag or Official UPS Bag to bring any belongings into Fort Wadsworth. Personal bags inside this bag will be confiscated and will not be returned.
    Please read our Baggage Policies to understand this year’s baggage options and procedures, and check your email for any additional information and updates.
    Bring your Official UPS Bag to the UPS trucks in your start village. UPS trucks are identified by bib range. AWDs and their guides should place their bags and everyday non-racing chairs in the trucks in the AWD staging area.
    NYRR, the TCS New York City Marathon, the City of New York, UPS, and all sponsors are not liable for loss of or damage to bags.

It is important that you take your assigned transportation to the start on race day. Whether you are making the journey by bus or ferry to Staten Island, opting to travel at a time you are not assigned for means you are impacting the capacity of that transport. That affects the safety of other runners, our staff, volunteers, and city transit partners. We appreciate your cooperation in helping the event run as smoothly as possible.

Approximate Travel Times to Fort Wadsworth

Staten Island Ferry/Shuttle Bus: 90 minutes

Midtown Manhattan Bus: 90 minutes

New Jersey Bus: 60 minutes

Official Transportation Options

Staten Island Ferry

Whitehall Terminal, Manhattan

Whitehall Terminal is accessible by several MTA subway and bus routes. The free ferry transports runners to St. George Terminal on Staten Island, from which free buses transport runners to Fort Wadsworth.

Midtown Manhattan Bus

New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street

Buses transport runners directly to Fort Wadsworth. The New York Public Library is centrally located and accessible by many subway and bus routes.

AnchorNew Jersey Bus

MetLife Stadium Parking Lot K, by the Quest Diagnostics Training Center

Buses transport runners from MetLife Stadium Parking Lot K directly to Fort Wadsworth. There is no parking at this location.Private Vehicles

Please note the following about private vehicles, including private buses:

    Drop-off will be on Lily Pond Avenue, outside Fort Wadsworth. There is no parking.
    The walk from the drop-off area to the start villages is approximately one half mile.
    Private vehicles arriving from New Jersey must drop off runners and clear the Staten Island Expressway by 6:45 a.m., when the expressway will close to vehicles. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will close to all traffic at 6:45 a.m.

Fluids and Food

    Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water will be available at the start, finish, and at official fluid stations every mile beginning at mile 3.
    Gatorade® Endurance Formula™ will be available at official fluid stations every mile beginning at mile 3 except at mile 17.
    Fluids will be dispensed in recyclable cups. There will be tables on both sides of the course. To avoid the bottleneck at the first table, get a cup from a later table. Please keep moving after you pick up your cup.
    The Poland Spring® Hydration Zone—including water stations, sponges, and music—will be located at mile 17 on First Avenue.
    At the PowerGel Energy Zone at mile 18, assorted PowerGels will help you hurdle “the wall” and energize you to the finish.
    Fruit will be available at the fluid stations at miles 20-23.
    For your safety, take fluids and food only at official stations.


Portable toilets (including wheelchair-accessible ones) will be located at every mile beginning at mile 3.

Medical Aid

    Medical aid stations will be located on the course approximately every mile starting at mile 3 (adjacent to each fluid station) and at the finish. Medical volunteers will be wearing red medical T-shirts.
    Medical volunteers and supplies will be available at all aid stations. If you incur an injury or feel discomfort, stop at the nearest aid station. Most runners who seek medical attention are able to complete the race safely.
    The NYRR medical team will be equipped with Philips Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in ambulances along the course and at post-finish medical tents to provide trained medical professionals with the tools they need in a life-threatening emergency.

Mile/Kilometer Markers and Clocks

    Mile markers and clocks will be posted at every mile. Before mile 8, clocks marked with color-coded signs correspsond to your start color. From mile 8 onward, all mile markers will be blue. Yellow kilometer signs will be posted every 5 kilometers. All course clocks will be set to correspond to Wave 1.
    Timing will be located at the start, every 5K (3.1 miles) to 40K, the half-marathon (13.1 miles), every mile beginning at mile 8, and the finish.
    There will be video checkpoints and volunteers checking race numbers along the course. Failure to appear at video checkpoints may result in disqualification.
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