New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon

 
4.8 (5 reviews)

New York, NY
November 05, 2017

The New York Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the world and is an iconic treasure to the distance running industry. As the professional athletes and nearly 800,000 past participants will attest, crossing the finish line in Central Park is one of the true thrills of a lifetime. The course itself a point-to-point road race starting in Staten Island and takes tours of Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx, with a finish into Manhattan’s Central Park.

Race Reviews: 5
Overall Rating:
 
4.8
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4.8
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
4.5
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NYC is amazing -- the course takes you past a slew of iconic landmarks, neighborhoods, and buildings. And the fans are absolutely amazing -- the most and best from any other marathon I've raced. The whole experience was amazing for me.

Be aware that the course does have some hills... especially a couple near the end. Be sure to study the elevation profile and train for late-race hills.
Overall Rating:
 
4.5
Course:
 
4.5
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
4.0
Reviewed by Alan Rogers on 7/2/2014
Racing Experience: 5 - 10 Marathons
Location: Dallas, TX

Review: NYC is amazing -- the course takes you past a slew of iconic landmarks, neighborhoods, and buildings. And the fans are absolutely amazing -- the most and best from any other marathon I've raced. The whole experience was amazing for me.

Be aware that the course does have some hills... especially a couple near the end. Be sure to study the elevation profile and train for late-race hills.

50,000 marathoners in one place -- who could ask for more! The experience and atmosphere of this race is one that every marathon runner should experience in their lifetime. And not to mention that the organization and logistics are top-notch -- even better than Boston (IMO). Yeah, it's a little crowded in the beginning, but what do you expect from such a large marathon.. it's definitely worth it in my mind.
Overall Rating:
 
5.0
Course:
 
5.0
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
5.0
Reviewed by Dawn C. on 6/22/2014
Racing Experience: 20+ Marathons
Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Review: 50,000 marathoners in one place -- who could ask for more! The experience and atmosphere of this race is one that every marathon runner should experience in their lifetime. And not to mention that the organization and logistics are top-notch -- even better than Boston (IMO). Yeah, it's a little crowded in the beginning, but what do you expect from such a large marathon.. it's definitely worth it in my mind.

I'm used to running small-town races, so New York was definitely a change of pace for me to say the least. Prior to signing up, I heard that the fans were amazing (and abundant), but I honestly wasn't expecting that great of support. Fans literally line the streets almost the entire way. And they really come out in full-force near the end, which is where I needed it most. Thanks to all that came out and helped me push through the end!
Overall Rating:
 
4.7
Course:
 
4.5
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
4.5
Reviewed by Rebecca Sauro on 6/12/2014
Racing Experience: 5 - 10 Marathons
Location: Fort Dodge, IA

Review: I'm used to running small-town races, so New York was definitely a change of pace for me to say the least. Prior to signing up, I heard that the fans were amazing (and abundant), but I honestly wasn't expecting that great of support. Fans literally line the streets almost the entire way. And they really come out in full-force near the end, which is where I needed it most. Thanks to all that came out and helped me push through the end!

Great course and outstanding fan support -- literally the entire city turns out to watch it. I've raced all the bigs (Chicago, Boston, MCM, Twin Cities, etc.), and New York is still my #1. The camaraderie and overall organization/logistics are 5-star. This marathon is unrivaled by any other.
Overall Rating:
 
4.8
Course:
 
5.0
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
4.5
Reviewed by Matthew Powell on 4/11/2014
Racing Experience: 20+ Marathons
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Review: Great course and outstanding fan support -- literally the entire city turns out to watch it. I've raced all the bigs (Chicago, Boston, MCM, Twin Cities, etc.), and New York is still my #1. The camaraderie and overall organization/logistics are 5-star. This marathon is unrivaled by any other.

Wow, wow, wow. I honestly can't say enough good things about this race. This is my third and they just keep getting better. You'd think it would boring doing the same race over and over, but that's just not true with NYC. Don't get me wrong, Boston and Chicago are both good as well, but New York really lights up for the race unlike any other big-city marathon. And who can go wrong with a gorgeous point-to-point race --- running through that many boroughs is an experience like no other. NYC has my heart and it always will!!
Overall Rating:
 
4.8
Course:
 
5.0
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
4.5
Reviewed by Michelle Brown on 3/11/2014
Racing Experience: 20+ Marathons
Location: Manhattan, NY

Review: Wow, wow, wow. I honestly can't say enough good things about this race. This is my third and they just keep getting better. You'd think it would boring doing the same race over and over, but that's just not true with NYC. Don't get me wrong, Boston and Chicago are both good as well, but New York really lights up for the race unlike any other big-city marathon. And who can go wrong with a gorgeous point-to-point race --- running through that many boroughs is an experience like no other. NYC has my heart and it always will!!

Elevation Profile


Course Vitals

Course Layout: Point-to-Point
Elevation Gain: 425 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 1.75
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

Gender Distribution


Total Number of Participants: 50,000

Finishing Times

Age Distribution

Boston & NYC Qualifiers

Total Qualifiers:

Boston 4,062

New York 1,480

 

Percentage of Total Finishers:

Boston 7.9%

New York 2.9%


Note: Data based off of 2016 race results