New York Marathon is the largest marathon in the world with around 50,000 people running and about 2 million watching every year. New York Marathon happens yearly on the first Sunday of November, which this year (2023) will be on November 5. The course goes through all five boroughs and is about 26.2 miles (42 km) long.
New York Marathon was founded over 60 years ago by Fred Lebow and a group who called themselves Road Runners Club.
The record time for New York Marathon is 2:05:05 by Geoffrey Mutai in 2011.
How to register for New York Marathon
150,000 people register every year from all over the world to run the New York Marathon. Since they only have 50,000 spots a lottery will decide who will quality. The registration for the marathon opens in January every year and you can apply on their website.
New York Marathon map
New York Marathon runs through all five boroughs of New York City. The marathon starts in Staten Island and goes over the Verrazano-Narrows bridge over to Brooklyn. The course goes through Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, up to the Bronx, and then back down again to Central Park where the finish line is.
New York Marathon viewing parties
A New York Marathon viewing party is a very New York thing. Whoever has the best view from their apartment of the marathon is normally the one hosting the party. They all stand on the balcony or in the window watching the runners go by.
More information about New York Marathon
When is the New York Marathon?
New York Marathon is a yearly marathon and will take place this year on November 5.
How long is New York Marathon?
New York Marathon runs through all five boroughs of NYC and is around 26.2 miles (42 km) long.