The New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world, with the marathon being run by over 50,000 people who finish the race. It’s not just a thing for runners, the New York City Marathon has turned into an event for New Yorkers everywhere. On the first Sunday of November, hundreds of thousands of people brave the fall weather to support and cheer for their friends, family, and strangers as they try and run the 26.2 miles through all five of the city’s boroughs.
This year will be the 46th annual New York City Marathon. Had it not have been for Hurricane Sandy, this would be the 47th iteration of the race, but the city decided to use the generators necessary for the race to give people power.
When Is The New York City Marathon & Start Time?
The 46th annual New York City Marathon will be on Sunday, November 6. The first wave, the Professional Wheelchair Division, begins at 8:30 A.M. EST. You can view the full schedule here.
How Many Miles is the NYC Marathon?
The New York City Marathon is 26.2 miles, just like every other marathon. The marathon is a long-distance race with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers (26 miles and 385 yards). Which means it’ll take you around 8.5 hours to walk the entire distance, just to put things into perspective.
New York Marathon Route
The New York City Marathon starts in Staten Island, moves up to Brooklyn, through Queens, over to Manhattan, up through Brooklyn, and then back down to finish in Manhattan Central Park. You can view the map in the embedded Google Map below.
How Much Does It Cost To Run In The NYC Marathon?
Registration for the New York City Marathon is not something that’s just given, you have to earn it (either via a lottery process or by collecting donations for charity). If you’re a member of the NY Road Runners, then you have to cough up $216 in addition to the charity you raise. If you’re a non-member, you have to pay $255.
How Many People Are Running In The New York City Marathon?
Although the exact numbers aren’t being shared publicly, it’s believed that this year’s race will total nearly 50K people again.