RACE DATE: Sunday, November 4, 2018
RACE TIME: There are four wave starts for runners, preceded by professional wheelchair athletes, hand-cycles, and professional elite runners. Wave times will be available closer to the race date.
ORGANIZER: The New York Road Runners (NYRR) is the organizer of the TCS New York City Marathon. For additional details on this event please click here.
CHARITABLE OBJECTIVE: The Official Charity Partners of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon will be added to the TCS New York City Marathon website in March 2018.
COURSE: The TCS New York City Marathon is a 26.2-mile block party through the world's most diverse city. It goes through the five boroughs of New York City: Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
CHECKED BAG OR POST-RACE PONCHO: Each runner chooses to check a bag at the start OR receive a post-race poncho at the finish. The latter are very limited. Please note that everyone will not receive their first choice.
TEMPERATURE: New York City’s average temperature for early November is a low of 42 and a high of 57. Be sure to check the weather forecast before packing to make sure you are prepared.
GUARANTEED ENTRY PROCEDURE: Entry can only be confirmed when you purchase the VIP Package. There is a limit of two (2) entries per hotel room. Entries are limited and will be confirmed on a first-serve basis. Once your entry is confirmed with Marathon Tours & Travel, further instructions will be provided regarding your race entry (around May 2018). All runners must complete the online TCS New York City Marathon Waiver in order to participate. The link to this waiver will be sent to you by Marathon Tours & Travel when available. Please note that we are restricted to selling to U.S. residents and our Seven Continents Club members who reside outside of the United States.
COURSE TIME LIMIT: In the interest of safety, and to allow streets and park drives to reopen as scheduled, the race course will remain open to all participants who are able to maintain a 13:45 per-mile pace (based on the time when the last runner crosses the start line).
WAIVER: Every runner must sign the online NYRR Waiver. A link will be sent to all registered runners with a guaranteed entry from Marathon Tours & Travel.
NUMBER PICKUP: You must visit the Health & Wellness Expo to pick up your bib. This takes place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from November 1 - 3. You can find information on the Expo here.
DIFFICULTY: Moderate – rolling hills with potential strong head wind