As Election Day approaches, I suspect the only thing people on different sides of the aisle can agree on is that 2018 has been exhausting.STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – More than 50,000 runners are expected to take part in the world’s largest marathon — the TCS New York City Marathon — on Sunday, Nov. 4., and they’ll gather in the Fort Wadsworth staging area for the race start in the pre-dawn hours.
Road closures are scheduled for all five boroughs to allow participants from 125 countries to tour the city’s 26.2-mile course during the 48th running of the iconic event.
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What time is the NYC marathon?
The marathon, happening on Sunday, November 4, will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Staten Island. Groups of runners begin at different times—the wheelchair division, for example, kicks things off at 8:30, but the final wave of runners won’t get started until 11 a.m.
What’s the NYC marathon route?
TL;DR version: runners begin in Staten Island and cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn; they’ll run up Fourth Avenue, then close to the Brooklyn waterfront and over the Pulaski Bridge into Long Island City; after a short run through Queens, they’ll cross the Queensboro Bridge into Manhattan, heading north through the Upper East Side and Harlem; then, they cross the Willis Avenue Bridge, run through the Bronx, and then back into Manhattan over the Madison Avenue bridge; then, it’s the final leg down Fifth Avenue and through Central Park, before ending at the park’s southwestern end.
There’s a course map that better illustrates what the route looks like.
Where can I watch the NYC marathon?
But I never wanted to run New York. Too big (50,000 runners), too expensive ($255-$295 entry fee), too hard to get a spot (fewer than 15 percent of lottery entrants get in). There were easier routes to running a marathon.
In 2016, my friend Larry got into the race through the lottery. This was his bucket list race, the one he’d grown up watching the way I’d watched Boston.
Three weeks before the race, I was living in upstate New York and headed to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to run with Larry and many other Sub-30 Club members at the annual Runner’s World Half and Festival. Larry was at the doctor getting a boot put on his foot because of an injury he’d been trying to run through. His bucket list race was a big question mark. I’d just run my first half marathon two weeks earlier and finished in a disappointing 3:54, almost an hour slower than I had hoped to run when I signed up for the race.
Plenty of places! The official marathon website has details on the best places to watch—namely, the ones where people celebrate the most, like Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue—but anywhere along the course is fair game.
The marathon will also be broadcast on ABC7 and livestreamed via the channel’s website.
What streets will be closed for the NYC marathon?
The Department of Transportation will publish its official list of street closures as the dates draws closer, but it’s unlikely that it’ll be drastically different from last year’s version (PDF!).
How can I get around during the NYC marathon?