2019 TCS New York City Marathon

  • Both Men and Women
  • Charity Spots
  • Club Points
  • Finisher Medals
  • Prize Money
  • Scored
  • Wave Starts
  • Team for Kids
  • 9+1

About

The TCS New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world and the signature event of New York Road Runners (NYRR), the world’s premier community running organization. The race is held annually on the first Sunday of November and includes over 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to runners of all ages and abilities, including over 9,000 charity runners. Participants from over 125 countries tour the diverse neighborhoods of New York City’s five boroughs—Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan.

Race morning also features the Rising New York Road Runners Youth Invitational at the TCS New York City Marathon, a race within Central Park that ends at the marathon finish line. More than one million spectators and 10,000 volunteers line the city’s streets in support of the runners, while millions more watch the globally televised broadcast.

The race is a founding member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, which features the world’s top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York.  Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, is the premier partner of NYRR and the title sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon. The 49th running of the TCS New York City Marathon is set for November 3, 2019. To learn more, visit www.tcsnycmarathon.org.

The 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Course

The start village will be located on Staten Island. Runners are encouraged to arrive early, and to familiarize themselves with the starting area before race day. (See start map)

The course exits Staten Island via the Verranzzano-Narrows Bridge, and takes runners through Brooklyn, then up into Queens, before entering Manhattan. After a trip up into Bronx, runners head back down into Manhattan and enter Central Park. (See course map)

After 26.2 miles, runners finish their journey in Central Park. After collecting their medal and recovery bag, they will head through the walk-off area and to family reunion. (See the finish map)

Race Number Pickup

Number pickup will take place at the TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance, from Thursday, October 31 to Saturday, November 2. Visit this page for more information.

Awards & Prize Money Charts

Open Division Prize Money for Men and Women
1st $100,000
2nd $60,000
3rd $40,000
4th $25,000
5th $15,000
6th $10,000
7th $7,500
8th $5,000
9th $2,500
10th $2,000

Only women competing in the all-women's professional race are eligible for Open Division prize money. Finish order is based on gun time.


USA Division Prize Money for Men and Women
1st $25,000
2nd $15,000
3rd $10,000
4th $5,000
5th $3,000

Athletes must be USA citizens on the date of the race and must present proof of citizenship, preferably a USA passport. Includes athletes from USA territories like Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John.

Only women competing in the all-women's professional race are eligible for Open Division and USA Division prize money. Finish order is based on gun time.


Masters Division Prize Money for Men and Women
Age 40 and older; cumulative with Open Division amounts above, if applicable
1st $3,000
2nd $2,000
3rd $1,000

Women competing in either the all-women's professional race or the mixed gender race are eligible for masters prize money. Finish order is based on gun time.


NYRR Member Division Prize Money for Men and Women
Cumulative with Open Division amounts, if applicable; see eligibility requirements below*
  Open Masters (40+) Teams
1st $5,000 $500 $1,500
2nd $4,000 $250 $1,000
3rd $3,000 $150 $500
4th $2,000 $100  
5th $1,000    

*To be eligible or any NYRR member awards, including team awards, an athlete must be a member of New York Road Runners since May 3, 2019, and must have completed at least six fully-scored races conducted by NYRR for the period of November 5, 2018 through October 27, 2019. Fully-scored races are those in which every finisher is timed. Women competing in the all-women's professional race will be given priority for NYRR member prize money based on order of finish. If fewer than five eligible NYRR member women finish the all-women's professional race, NYRR member prize money will be awarded based on the combined finish order of women from the all-women's professional race and the mass race instead. Finish order is based on gun time.


Wheelchair Division Prize Money for Men and Women
1st $25,000
2nd $15,000
3rd $10,000
4th $5,000
5th $2,500

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