Runners from all over the world will travel to NYC this week to participate in the TCS NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 6th. The 26.2 mile route will span across the five boroughs, starting in Staten Island and finishing in Manhattan’s Central Park.
The course will be closed to vehicular traffic throughout the duration of the race. To plan ahead, you can view specific closures and reopenings here.
Elevation will vary along the route, proving a further challenge to the already difficult course. Runners will have access to fluid stations at every mile between 3 and 25 except for mile 5, 7, and 9. And for the question we’re all asking, portable toilets will be at every mile from mile 3 onward.
According to New York Road Runners (NYRR), the finish line is currently under construction and almost ready for race day that will be upon us in no time.
Public transportation to the starting point is accessible for runners and viewers via buses and ferries. From there, participants will take off to Brooklyn, then Queens, Manhattan, up to the Bronx and back to Manhattan. Spectators are welcome to watch all along the route except at Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. We’ve outlined the most recommended viewing points in our ultimate marathon guide here, as listed by the NYC Marathon.
If you can’t make it in person, you can still catch all the action by viewing the race live on ABC7 beginning at 7am on Sunday.
Learn more about this year’s race here.