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The NYC Marathon 2016 guide

Find out how to register and where to watch the NYC Marathon 2016 while exploring neighborhoods near the race

Photograph: Filip Wolak
New York City Marathon

Thousands of runners will take to the streets for the NYC Marathon 2016, which travels across all five NYC boroughs. Yep, these amazing and dedicated athletes will be flying by some of the top attractions in the Bronx and Staten Island all the way to Manhattan while we debate about where to go for brunch in NYC. Sad, isn’t it? Well, just because you’re not running the race doesn’t mean you can’t be involved. Check out our guide to the NYC Marathon, including where to watch the race and things to do in nearby neighborhoods after the runners cross the finish line. Not ready to run the full 26.2-mile course? Check out our list of scenic running routes in NYC.

When is the NYC Marathon?

The NYC Marathon is on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

Where is the NYC Marathon?

The 26.2 mile course travels through all five boroughs. The starting line is in Staten Island at the Western end of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and participants run through Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx before crossing the finish line in Central Park, just outside of Tavern on the Green. Take a look at the map with all the info on subway closures for the day here.

How do I register for the NYC Marathon 2016?

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

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Clair L
Clair L

This is the great event in the greatest city in the world. Last year I was running my 19th NYC Marathon with a few colleagues of mine from http://dissertationwriter.org/ . As I read this splendid article (a joyous respite from this dreadful election season) I relived every twist and turn and and could feel the physical pain, exhaustion and then the ultimate exhilaration when it all ends at 67th Street and Central Park West. During my past 18 NYC Marathons I suspect that I ran past, at a minimum, 18,000,000 spectators. Perhaps double that if the 2 million spectator number is accurate. I've run through all types of neighborhoods consisting of all races, religions and nationalities. And in those 18 years, I have NEVER encountered a single hostile person or any negative incident whatsoever. Not one... Quite the contrary. The wonderful spectators, the kind volunteers handing us water and Gatorade, everyone smiling, cheering and egging us on. Add to that New York's Finest at every corner protecting and serving while cheering, encouraging us on mixed with an occasional "high five" as well. New York City is called the greatest city in the world and for good reason. The NYC Marathon is the proof of that title.

Tom T
Tom T

To whom ever can rectify a wrong please help...

Please check "Allen Miller" (#69701) NYC Marathon 2016, 60 years old, Finish time 3:50:53, 8:49 min miles. Photos are not of him or of a 60 yr old man! Sold his number/bib or cheated for Boston qualifying reasons. This is so wrong in so many ways. Now a spot for the Boston is taken by a lying cheat.