Thousands from all over the world will converge on New York City once again for the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 6. For runners and spectators alike, Marathon Sunday is a big day for New Yorkers. Like any large event in the Big Apple, it means crowded streets, traffic jams and backed-up subways. We have all the information you need, whether you’re looking for bridge and road closures, plan to visit to cheer on a friend or family member, or want to plan the ultimate Sunday Funday.
Tracking Runners And Tips For Spectators
The marathon goes through all five boroughs, starting on Staten Island and ending in Manhattan’s Central Park. Planning on driving into the city to catch the action? Don’t. Take mass transit instead.
Spotting one runner among thousands of marathon participants isn’t easy – but technology can help. The Official TCS New York City Marathon Mobile Spectator App allows spectators to track up to 10 runners at once. Click here for more information.
Remember to dress for the day’s weather. Keeping an eye on the forecast is key, whether you are competing or cheering on a competitor. For the latest weather updates, check out the latest forecast and updates here.
For complete race information, visit the New York Road Runners’ official marathon site here.
Along the way, marathon watchers can stop for a snack at some of restaurants scattered along the route. Click on the link above for some locations along the route to celebrate before, during and after the big race.
Tips For Runners
Whether this is your first major marathon or you’re a seasoned veteran, it is important to make sure you are at optimal health heading into Race Day. Official sponsor of the marathon, Hospital for Special Surgery, offers great tips on a variety of concerns runners face leading up to the big day, including how to increase your mileage, a hydration guide, a guide to finishing the race, and a race recovery guide. Check out their special NYRR learning series here.
NYC has running trails across all five boroughs that will inspire you to go further as you prepare for the big race. Remember to look out for bicyclists and remember that running in the city often means sharing the road with many others. Check out the NYC Road Runners Club for great overall information about running in the city and training programs, and always get a clean bill of health from your doctor before hitting the pavement.
New York City is filled with plenty of restaurants to help them carb up before the big day. Here are our top picks for restaurants serving up pasta dishes with the runner in mind.
Bridge And Road Closures
For a list of bridge and road closures due to the Marathon, click here.