THE NEW YORK CITY MARATHON MILES 20–21: Mott Haven, Bronx
townre.nyc/nycmarathon Sunday, November 5th
This is the best spot if you are looking for a smaller crowd. You can catch runners as they exit the Willis Avenue Bridge.
A fall staple since the 1970’s, The TCS New York City Marathon returns to the five boroughs with 50,000 runners and millions of fans. Before the race be sure to download the TCS New York City Marathon Mobile App. You can track up to 20 runners, learn about race-week events, and view start, course and finish maps.
MILE 26: 67th Street on West Drive, Manhattan Spectators can cheer on finish line runners in two ways: Grandstand Seating: Tickets are required for grandstand seating. For more information on purchasing tickets visit www.tcsnycmarathon.org prior to race day.
WHERE TO WATCH & CHEER
Standing Spectator Area: Catch the final 500 feet of the race inside Central Park from Columbus Circle to the south end of the grandstands.
With 26.2 miles of race route spread out over five boroughs, you will want to make sure you have a great location to cheer from! If you are trying to catch a specific runner in more than one spot, it will behoove you to take advantage of the subway. Be sure to plan your trip ahead of time to accommodate for race day schedules.
FINISH: Central Park West, near 68th Street
Here are a few of the very best spots for taking in all the excitement:
MILES 2–4: Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn Catch runners toward the beginning of the race as they exit the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and move along Fourth Avenue.
MILES 16–18: First Avenue, Manhattan Cheer on runners while grabbing brunch or a drink at one of First Avenue’s many bars and restaurants.
MILES 18–20: East Harlem Notoriously known for where many participants hit their “wall,” this is a great spot to help cheer on and motivate the runners.