The NYC Marathon Is Officially Back On For November

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The NYC Marathon Is Officially Back On For November

The city’s (and one of the world’s) most famous races will return after last year’s rare cancellation due to COVID-19.

The TCS New York City Marathon will go on as planned on November 7, 2021!

Governor Cuomo just announced the news, in conjunction with the organization that manages it: the New York Road Runners. However, it will be limited to 60% capacity; still a large number at 33,000 instead of its usual 50,000.

Right now, it is also being planned with COVID safety regulations, like staggered start times, social distancing, masks, and health screenings. Those could change of course, as public health conditions change.

The masks are required for staff and volunteers, and the runners but only before and after the race (not during!).

“In 2019, the New York City marathon broke records to become the world’s largest marathon ever,” Governor Cuomo said. “While canceling the race was the right choice in 2020, we are excited to welcome runners back to our beautiful city. New Yorkers worked hard to flatten the curve after the COVID-19 outbreak and it is that work that allows us to bring back this iconic event for its 50th running.”

Registration is expected to open on June 8!

featured image source:  Facebook / New York Road Runners

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