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TCS New York City Marathon

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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 to the world's biggest and most popular marathon, with more than 50,000 finishers in 2017.

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TCS New York City Marathon route

The course runs through all 5 of New York's boroughs, and is one of the Big 5 Marathons. It is one of the most scenic marathons in the world, but has a fair amount of elevation thanks to multiple hills and bridges.

Event Details

  • New Balance technical shirt
  • Transportation to the start from Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, or the Meadowlands Sports Complex (New Jersey)**
  • Breakfast and entertainment in the start area.
  • At the finish: medal, food, beverages
  • 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 2

    10:40 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.

    We suggest the following areas as the best places to cheer on competitors;

    • Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn (Miles 2–4)
    • Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn (Miles 10–13)
    • Pulaski Bridge (Mile 13.1)
    • First Avenue, Manhattan (Miles 16–18)
    • East Harlem (Miles 18–20)
    • Fifth Avenue, East 90th Street-East 105th Streets (Miles 23–24)

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