- Both Men and Women
The 2019 TCS New York City Marathon is within reach! This 18-miler is the third and final race of TCS New York City Marathon Training Series, a set of races designed support your training plan. All finishers will receive 9+1 credit for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon.
Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org and in the NYRR app. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and get unofficial results right after the race!
HSS Recovery Zone
Our partners at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery will be on-site post-race providing guided stretching and foam rolling for all runners. Stop by the HSS Runner Recovery Zone for expert tips on race recovery, overcoming and preventing injury, proper pre-run fueling, and much more.
Why Race with New York Road Runners?
A portion of this event's proceeds supports NYRR’s mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefits NYRR’s youth and community programs.
Numbers (which include your timing tag) and souvenirs may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:
- Sunday, September 8, 10:00 a.m.–6:00pm
- Monday, September 9, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 11, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, September 12, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday, September 13, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, September 14, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on race day. Race-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. Souvenirs are subject to availability.
On race day, pickup will be at Race-Day Central, located at the Ballfield 8 backstop in Central Park (near the 102nd Street Cross Drive), from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. Please plan to arrive by 6:00 a.m. if you are picking up on race day so that we can accommodate everyone before the 7:00 a.m. start.
If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need your QR code (printed or digitally). This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, not for the TCS New York City Marathon.
Bag check, located on the 102nd Street Cross Drive, will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please allow enough time to pick up your materials and check your bag (if needed) before the start.
The course is three six-mile loops on the park's undulating roadways, with mile markers, fluid stations, and plenty of company.
Miles 1, 7, 13: Start on East Drive near 102nd Street and head north around the northern end of the park and the challenging Harlem Hills.
Miles 2, 8, 14: Continue south on West Drive through a series of rolling hills, with the Reservoir on your left.
Miles 3, 9, 15: Continue through a downhill and flat mile with a slight uphill as you approach the TCS New York City Marathon finish line (but from the opposite direction to the one that the marathoners approach it from)
Miles 4, 10, 16: Continue south (and downhill) and around the southern end of park; continue onto East Drive.
Miles 5, 11, 17: Pass the 72nd Street Transverse and the Central Park Boathouse, and then ascend Cat Hill (74th Street to 78th Street) and continue to the Fred Lebow statue at Engineers' Gate (90th Street).
Miles 6, 12, 18: Continue along a flat section, followed by a slight downhill, then another flat section as you approach the 102nd Street Cross Drive. On your third and final loop, turn left onto the Cross Drive and run to the finish.
The race has a 4.5-hour course time limit.
Members of the NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze will guide participants toward specific goal times over the 18 miles. There will be signs in the corrals starting at 6:51 per mile. If you choose to run with a pace group, pacers—you’ll recognize them by the NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze logo and the green and blue chevron design—will carry signs that correspond with their finish times and paces. Check back closer to race day for a chart of which paces team members will be running.