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"
Enter the ballot
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.
Be a part of it - run a marathon in the Big Apple
Set against the world-famous Manhattan skyline, the New York City Marathon hosts 52,000+ runners, making it the largest marathon in the world.
Over 2 million spectators contribute to an electric atmosphere, carrying you to the finish in beautiful Central Park.
This is your perfect opportunity to complete one of the six World Marathon Major's...
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
Raising funds for vital breast cancer causes
Walk the Walk is passionate about encouraging women and men to become fitter and healthier and to take control of their own well-being to reduce cancers.
Walk the Walk is a grant-making charity and organiser of Power Walking events, dedicated to raising money and awareness for breast cancer. Walkers can take on their challenges wearing our trademark decorated bras!
Registered no: SC029572.
A world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
Cats Protection helps 500 cats and kittens every day, through its 250 volunteer run branches, team of feline experts and 36 centres around the UK. Their aims are re-homing, neutering and education to improve the lives and welfare of cats.
£10 raised could feed a cat in their care for over a week and £50 could provide a traumatised cat with a safe place and bed to sleep.
Registered no: 203644.
Defeating meningitis and septicaemia.
Meningitis is fast acting and devastating. It can kill an otherwise healthy person within 24 hours and kills one in ten people who contract it.
A leading UK and international charity bringing together people and expertise to defeat meningitis and septicaemia wherever it exists.
Funding research into prevention, detection and treatment; providing life-saving awareness and information; and supporting people who have lost a loved one or are coping with after effects.
Registered no: 1091105.
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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