2020 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


The 50th running of the TCS New York City Marathon is set for November 1, 2020. 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.

50 for the 50th

Want to be one of the first 50 runners accepted into the 50th anniversary TCS New York City Marathon in 2020?

  • In celebration of this anniversary, runners can enter an early drawing, open for 50 hours, for a chance to be one of the first 50 accepted runners in the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon.
  • The early drawing application window is now closed.
  • All non-accepted applicants will be automatically rolled over into the general application for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon and included in the second drawing. The general application window will open on January 30, 2020, and run through February 13, 2020. The second drawing will take place on February 26, 2020.
  • Runners with guaranteed entry are eligible to claim their guaranteed entry during the general application window.

The TCS New York City Marathon

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. To learn more, visit www.tcsnycmarathon.org.

The 2020 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.

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.

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.

Race Number Pickup

Number pickup will take place at the TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance, from Thursday, October 29 to Saturday, October 31. Visit this page for more information.

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