Where does the New York Marathon start and finish?
The race will take runners through all five boroughs of New York City, starting on the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge on Staten Island and passing through Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx, before finishing in Central Park. Visit our The Course page for more information.
Can I bring a stroller to the New York City Marathon?
The rules applicable to the TCS New York City Marathon do not permit entry by a person intending to be pushed in a wheelchair, stroller or other piece of equipment by another person or persons.
Will you run the New York City Marathon in 2022?
The TCS New York City Marathon is back on Sunday, November 6. Want to run in 2022? You still can! Register to run with an Official Charity Partner or an International Tour Operator today. In March, we held a two-week application period for runners to claim their guaranteed entry or to apply to the general entry drawing.
Will there be a finish at the TCS New York City Marathon?
Updated February 17, 2022: We will continue to update the information on this page as we get closer to race day and more details become available. The finish of the TCS New York City Marathon is a thrilling and emotional moment for runners. Stay tuned for details about the finish and post-finish.
Where is the Verrazano Bridge?
For those of you who don’t live in New York, the Verrazano Bridge connects Staten Island to Brooklyn. The marathon begins at the bottom of the Staten Island end, and depending on what wave you are in, you will either run over the top deck or the bottom deck. If you are on the bottom deck, stick to the middle lanes as much as possible.
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How many blocks are there in the first block of the marathon?
Imagine you are more exhausted than you have ever been in your life. Then imagine you are more exhausted than that. Now stare up the length of First—all 67 blocks. Get used to that view. Own it. Finding the determination that it will take to cover this stretch is the reason you are running this marathon.
What is the official address of the dark night of the soul?
If it’s a matter of choice, it’s more important to have people near the end than the beginning. I had two (very loyal and dedicated) friends waiting for me at mile 22 in Marcus Garvey Park (also known as the official address of the dark night of the soul) and knowing they would be there was pretty much the only thing that kept me going from mile 18 onward. It sounds like a little thing now, especially if this is your first marathon, but in my hazy memory of that long, long run last year, what stands out most clearly is how utterly dependent I became on seeing those faces (and that carton of chocolate milk!) in Harlem.
How long is the 4th Avenue stretch?
As I mentioned, the four-mile straightaway that is the Fourth Avenue stretch through Brooklyn is pretty glorious: you are fresh, the crowds are exciting and fun, and you will be so excited and happy and grateful you decided to run this thing. The First Avenue stretch, however, was the hardest, longest, most soul-destroying stretch of running, or anything really, that I have ever done. It did me in.
What to do if you are on the bottom deck of the race?
If you are on the bottom deck, stick to the middle lanes as much as possible . As mentioned, the wait before race can be a lengthy one, and once you enter your corral, there are no more porta-potties. You will be cold, you will be anxious, you will be drinking water, and there won’t be any bathrooms.
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What is in the TCS New York City Marathon Runner Recovery Bag?
Keep your race number visible, look up, and smile! Soon after, you’ll receive a medal, a post-race poncho, and a TCS New York City Marathon Runner Recovery Bag presented by Hospital for Special Surgery, This bag will contain a face covering and recovery items including Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, Gatorade Super Shake, Gatorade® Thirst Quencher, a New York State McIntosh apple, Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels, and a Honey Stinger Nut + Seed Bar.
When will unclaimed bags be removed from the Central Park?
Starting at 7:00 p.m., unclaimed bags will be at West Drive and the 72nd Street Cross Drive in Central Park; they will be removed after 8:00 p.m. and will be available on Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the finish line.
Where to exit Central Park after a poncho run?
Post-Race Poncho Runners: You will exit Central Park at the Post-Race Poncho exit at West 77th Street, approximately one-half mile past the finish line. You must show your wristband to use this exit. You will reach this exit approximately 30 minutes after you cross the finish line.
Where is the UPS bag check exit?
You will retrieve your checked bag from the UPS trucks in Central Park on your way to the Bag Check exits, located at West 81st Street and West 85th Street.
Do you need face coverings for finish?
Face coverings will be required in the finish and post-finish areas; please see our health and safety guidelines page for details.
Is Family Reunion subject to baggage inspection?
Everyone entering Family Reunion is subject to baggage inspection and screening. With this in mind, you may want to arrange to meet family and friends at a predetermined location away from Family Reunion.
Do you really get peed on if you start on the low bridge???
I swear this has to be myth. I was one the lower bridge and you don’t enter it until everyone is running.
What was the start security like?
When we arrived to Fort Wadsworth for the start there was a VERY long large line for all runners to go through before getting to any corrals.
Why do they say allow 30-60 minutes for the finisher’s area?
It’s not because you are hanging out having a party. You end up walking at least another mile to get through the entire finishing area and then back out to where you can meet up with family and friends.
What is the first step in mile 16-20?
Miles 16- 20: First you’re going to get a downhill and then a long straight path. Without all the turns this allows you to dial in to goal pace and just keep focusing on maintaining the same effort level.
Do you find time back on some downhills?
You will find that time back on some downhills.
Is it worth it to go to the island before the start?
Worth it 100%.
Can you go to the Expo in the starting area?
Yes at the expo and while you are in the starting area.
What to bring to the NYC Marathon?
One of my NYC Marathon tips and tricks is to bring layers of clothes to keep you warm. You will be waiting outside for hours, so even a blanket will be necessary.
What to bring to the Verrazano race?
Bring a book, an extra phone charger case, meditate, meet other runners and get ready for the big race. Getting ready also means warming up properly. You don’t want to start out on the Verrazano Bridge all rusty.
Where is the NYC Marathon Expo?
It will be located in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Halls 3B and 3E, at 11th Avenue and West 35th Street.
Is the NYC Marathon a time for experimenting?
The NYC marathon is not the time for experimenting with new things! Don’t risk any inconveniences during the race due to new socks, a shirt that doesn’t fit, or a gel that your stomach doesn’t know.
What is training for a race?
Training for a race is your journey to the start. This starting line is something you’ve been waiting for. A…
How to prepare for a race?
Stay off your feet as much as possible and enjoy your hotel relaxation to the fullest. For the locals, I recommend enough rest and a stress-free week leading up to the race. Get good sleep days before the race—the night before the start isn’t as crucial as the nights leading up to it.
Is the NYC Marathon a great marathon?
Are you running the NYC Marathon? Congrats! The NYC Marathon is one of the greatest marathons in the world, and it’s a remarkable experience you will never forget.