The largest marathon in the world & one of the World Marathon Majors. Join 52,000+ runners through the 5 New York boroughs.
This tremendous marathon started as a Central Park race with 55 finishers and is now the world's biggest and most popular marathon, with around 52,000 finishers annually!
A November classic, this marathon is a race unlike any other. You and tens of thousands of others will pound the tarmac over 26.2 miles past so many significant, historical and famous landmarks.
The course begins on Staten Island and covers all five New York boroughs. You'll head into Brooklyn for the next 11 or so miles, reaching the half-way stage at Pulaski Bridge. From here it’s into Long Island, then over the East River and into Manhattan, across Central Park for a finish outside Tavern on the Green.
New York City (alongside Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin & Chicago) is one of the six Abbott World Marathon Majors. If you're looking to take part in one of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world, you're in the right place. If this is your first ever marathon, you're in for a real treat...
Spectators can use the New York City Marathon App to follow friends or family members taking part in the race. With live times and tracking, you'll know exactly where to stand on the course to see your runner at just the right time.
“From the moment you cross the Verrazano bridge to the grandstands in Central Park the people of this city are cheering you on.”
"The race itself was brilliant. Really well organised, water and gatorade every two miles. The crowds were amazing from the first step until the last. I would strongly recommend this marathon and this great city to anyone"
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Feeling lucky? 105,184 hopeful runners applied for the 2018 ballot drawing - only 15,640 were accepted.
Run for charity
The best way to secure your entry? Get a guaranteed place on the start line with a charity. Make your race day a true cause for celebration by choosing to run and raise money for one of the many worthy causes.
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
The UK’s leading support and research charity for the 850,000 people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Every 3 minutes someone develops dementia, a progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and the ability to carry out the simplest tasks and it can happen to anyone at any time. Your support of Alzheimer's Society directly helps over 100,000 people through their local services across the UK and to fund their commitment to spend £150 million on cutting-edge research over the next decade to improve care and work towards a cure.
Registered no: 296645.
Together we will defeat meningitis and septicaemia.
Meningitis Research Foundation is a leading UK and international charity that brings together people and expertise to defeat meningitis and septicaemia wherever it exists.
Meningitis is fast acting and devastating. It can kill an otherwise healthy person within 24 hours and kills 1 in 10 people who contract it. Meningitis Research Foundation fund research into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia, provide life-saving awareness information and support people who have lost a loved one or are coping with after effects.
Registered no: 1091105.
No one should have to face cancer alone.
Macmillan Cancer Support wants to make sure no one has to face cancer alone. A cancer diagnosis can change everything, so we're here to help you with anything from money worries to advice about work, healthcare options to just needing someone to talk to. We're a constant source of support to people affected by cancer and their families and carers.
As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. We fund specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres to help provide cutting edge support.
We rely completely on our supporters to help us make sure that people facing the toughest fight of their lives don't have to do it alone.
Registered no: 261017.
There are 2 ways to secure your place in TCS New York City Marathon.
Secure your place at the start line with one of our charity partners.
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