The world's largest marathon, hosting runners from around the globe takes place in New York City on November 3rd!
2023 New York City Marathon
The world’s largest road race, the TCS New York City Marathon, hosts runners from around the globe and takes place in the Big Apple on Sunday, November 5.
Runners cross bridges and traverse all five boroughs of New York City. | Photo Courtesy of Ryan Ruiz
If you have been training for a long time, have a friend or relative to support, or want to witness the largest marathon in the world, don’t miss the TCS New York City Marathon on November 5, 2023.
Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features the world’s top professional athletes and a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. The race began in 1970 with just 127 people running four laps around Central Park. Today, the TCS New York City Marathon course runs 26.2 miles through all five boroughs of NYC: Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Manhattan. It finishes at the historic Central Park on 67th Street in Manhattan. Join the millions of people of all ages who will cheer on the 50,000 runners participating!
Best Spots to Watch the TCS New York City Marathon
Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn (Miles 2-4): You’ll see runners–pros, those you know, and the masses–as they exit the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and move along Fourth Avenue. Subway: R
Team for Kids Brooklyn Cheer Post: Fourth Avenue at Pacific Street (southeast corner). Subway: B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5
Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn (Miles 10-13): Claim some sidewalk space along streets lined with shops and restaurants, in this very popular section of Brooklyn. Enjoy local treats as you watch runners and encourage them to keep their pace as they head toward the Pulaski Bridge to cross into Queens. Subway: G, L, M, J
Pulaski Bridge (Mile 13.1): The Pulaski Bridge connects Brooklyn to Long Island City, Queens. The bridge is closed to spectators, but many fans wait on the Queens side, just past the race’s halfway mark, where runners appreciate some loud encouragement. Subway: 7, G
First Avenue, Manhattan (Miles 16-18): First Avenue is known for being packed with spectators who line the sidewalks and shout encouragement at deafening levels. The avenue’s many bars and restaurants contribute to the festive atmosphere. Fans can run in and out of establishments without missing a beat. Subway: 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R
East Harlem (Miles 18-20): Also known as Spanish Harlem, this neighborhood is home to a vibrant Latino community and provides fantastic music on race day. This is a perfect location to cheer your heart out to help keep the motivation high. Subway: 5
New Balance Mile-20 Block Party, Bronx (135th Street and Alexander Avenue): As runners come off the Willis Avenue Bridge in the Bronx, New Balance will help them punch through the “wall” at what’s often the most difficult part of the race. The New Balance Mile-20 Block Party will have music by Bronx DJs, a local drumline, a large interactive digital screen, encouraging words from New Yorkers, and Daybreaker to curate a cheer zone with incredible energy. Subway: 6
Fifth Avenue, East 90th Street-East 105th Street (Miles 23-24): Along the east side of Central Park, this stretch of Fifth Avenue includes the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum, the National Academy Museum, El Museo del Barrio, and the Museum of the City of New York. It’s a cultural hub as well as a crucial spot to catch your runners before they enter Central Park. Subway: 4, 5, 6, Q
United Stage: Columbus Circle. Subway: A, C, B, D, 1
Experience something unforgettable and inspiring in the heart of the Big Apple. For more information, visit the event’s website here!
(Sunday) 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Throughout NYC’s Five Boroughs
The Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019