New York City Marathon - How to Watch and/or Participate in the Most Popular Race

How to Watch and/or Participate in the Most Popular Race

Date: 11/06/2022
Categories: Events
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From the official NYRR website





What to know about the New York Marathon

The New York Marathon is one of the marathons with the highest attendance in the world, with athletes and amateur runners flying from all over the world to participate. There is max number of participants allowed (approx. 37 thousands), and apart from the athletes, runners can apply through a lottery. The Marathon is held on the first Sunday of November.

The New York Marathon crosses all 5 boroughs, beginning in Staten Island from Verrazano Bridge, which quickly fills with runners, the race moves through Brooklyn, then enters Queens through the Pulaski Bridge (half way through the marathon), continuing into Manhattan and the Bronx. In the last 5 miles runners cross Harlem, down Fifth Avenue and into Central Park, where the Race ends. The time limit to end the race is 8 hours.


Those lucky enough to participate, it is not easy and all the information you need can be found on the official website of the NYC Marathon, will have to commit to running the 42 km that wind through the 4 districts of New York.
If you are looking for a way to participate, amateur runners can apply for participation through a lottery, or you can get guaranteed entry by running with any of the official Charity Partners listed on the NYRR website. Run for Charity

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NYC Marathon - All Future Dates

  • Marathon 2022 - November 6th
  • Marathon 2023 - November 5th
  • Marathon 2024 - November 3rd
  • Marathon 2025 - November 2nd

Looking back at the NYC Marathon of 2012 - Hurricane Sandy

2012 was the year of the horrible Hurricane Sandy that brought a large part of the island of Manhattan to its knees, not to mention Brooklyn and New Jersey. That year the Marathon was first confirmed but then definitively canceled only the previous day and all this led to much controversy ... But it was also demonstration by the participants of great understanding and I still remember the thrill of seeing Central Park completely invaded by runners who have run their marathon anyway!




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