Crossing the TCS New York City Marathon finish line in Central Park is one of the thrills of a lifetime! Check out what you need to know to have a safe and seamless experience. The New York City Marathon has grown from a Central Park race with 55 finishers to the world's biggest and most popular marathon, with more than 50,000 finishers in 2017.
The course runs through all 5 of New York's boroughs and is one of the Big 5 Marathons. It is one of the most scenic marathons in the world but has a fair amount of elevation thanks to multiple hills and bridges.
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- New Balance technical shirt
- Transportation to the start from Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, or the Meadowlands Sports Complex (New Jersey)**
- Breakfast and entertainment in the start area.
- At the finish: medal, food, beverages
How to get there
Battery Rd/Air Force Reserve, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
Staten Island Ferry The terminal at Whitehall is served by multiple subway and bus routes. The ferry is free and will take runners to St George terminal, where there will be further free buses to take them to Fort Wadsworth
Midtown Manhattan Bus These buses will transport runners directly to Fort Wadsworth from New York Public Library.
New Jersey Bus Buses will take runners from Metlife Stadium (Lot K) directly to Fort Wadsworth. Please note you won't be able to park here.
Private Vehicles Drop off is on Lily Pond Avenue. There is no parking available here.