The largest marathon in the world & one of the World Marathon Majors. Join 52,000+ runners through the 5 New York boroughs. Join TeamMRF for the iconic TCS New York City Marathon set against the world famous Manhattan skyline.
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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