The NYC Marathon 2022 guide

Get ready to run the NYC Marathon 2022!

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The 2022 TCS New York City Marathon is back in person this year to the relief and excitement of the world's runners.

The world-famous race was virtual last year due to the pandemic, so it's fair to assume that runners will be even more excited to run this year.

Below, we've answered your most pressing questions about the TCS NYC Marathon so you can plan accordingly:

When is the NYC Marathon 2022?

The NYC Marathon will happen on Sunday, November 6.

Where is the NYC Marathon 2022?

It starts on Staten Island and finishes in Central Park in Manhattan.

How do I register for the NYC Marathon 2022?

All the information you need to register for the race is available at nyrr.org.

What are the COVID-19 safety precautions being taken this year?

Everyone is required to wear masks on public transportation to the start, in the start area in Staten Island, in the post-finish area in Central Park, and in designated indoor venues. However, runners are not required to wear face coverings on the course. Everyone participating in the marathon are being required to have at least one dose of the COVD vaccine or proof of a negative test.

Furthermore, the race will be modified to about 30,000 runners (That's about 60 percent of its usual participation). An extended range of wave start times will happen, with the first wave starting a half-hour earlier and later waves extending a half-hour later. An additional wave has been added, making a total of five waves.

You can read more about the safety precautions here.

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If you've got a bunch of pent-up energy from being stuck inside over the last year and a half, here’s one way to work it off! The NYC Marathon is set to return this fall after being canceled last year due to the coronavirus.  Governor Cuomo announced the news in a press conference earlier today which means the iconic race will return just in time for its 50th anniversary this fall.  The marathon will be held on November 7th this year and will allow about 33,000 participants to compete. (That’s about 60 percent of its usual number of competitors.) Think you’ve got what it takes to compete in the world-famous race? Ready to put all those extra solo running miles you’ve finished over the last year to good use? Registration for the race officially opens on June 8. “This will be an unprecedented and historic year for the TCS New York City Marathon as one of the most iconic New York sporting events makes its return,” said Ted Metellus, the race's director, in a statement. “As we stage a safe and memorable race for the 50th running, this year’s marathon will showcase our great city’s strength, inspiration, and determination." There will be a slew of new health and safety guidelines in place to protect runners in this year’s race including staggered start times, additional social distancing, required mask-usage by runners before and after the race and a limited number of spectators at the finish line. To find out more about the race, and how to sign up for the event, you can read up on the full FAQ here.

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