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Everything you need to know about this weekend's NYC Marathon - Metro US

Everything you need to know about this weekend’s NYC Marathon

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Thousands of runners of all ages and abilities are expected to make the trek to participate in the epic NYC Marathon 2019. Last year the NYC marathon saw over 52,000 people participate, and this year and the number is expected to be even higher.

The marathon takes runners through all five boroughs of New York. 

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s race:

When is the NYC Marathon 2019? Date, Start time?

The NYC Marathon 2019 will be taking place, Sunday, November 3, 2019. Although the race starts in waves, the earliest start time for the runners will take place at 8:30 a.m. with the Men’s professional Wheelchair Division. 

NYC Marathon 2019 route

The marathon starts at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island and goes across all five boroughs. For a more detail map of the race, click here

Where can I watch the NYC Marathon 2019?

This year, the NYC Marathon created an app called the TCS NYC Marathon, where users can share tracking of those running and it also provides and Reality Experience and more. You can also watch the race on television by tuning into WABC-TV, Channel 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can also stream the race from ABC7NY.com, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you’re out of the Tri-state area, you can watch live coverage on ESPN2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Where can I cheer on runners in the NYC Marathon 2019?

Here are the best spots to cheer on runners, according to organizers: 

-Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn (Miles 2-4): Catch runners as they exit the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and move along Fourth Avenue. Subway: R 

-Brooklyn Stage, Fourth Avenue and Atlantic Avenue (Mile 8): Subway: B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 

-Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn (Miles 10-13): Claim sidewalk space along streets lined with shops and restaurants. Enjoy local treats as you watch runners and encourage them to keep their pace as they head toward the Pulaski Bridge to cross into Queens. Subway: G, L, M, J 

-Pulaski Bridge (Mile 13.1): The Pulaski Bridge connects Brooklyn to Long Island City, Queens. The bridge is closed to spectators; many fans wait on the Queens side, just past the race’s halfway mark, where runners appreciate some loud encouragement. Subway: 7, G, E 

-New Balance Mile 16 Block Party (First Avenue at 62nd Street): Cheer on marathon runners with New Balance and some of NYC’s most talented performers, including DJ Corey Townes and Brooklyn United Drumline. Join the musical celebration and inspire runners when they need it the most…approaching their final 10.2 miles. Subway: Q, 4, 5, 6 

-First Avenue, Manhattan (Miles 16-18): First Avenue is known for being packed with spectators who line the sidewalks and shout encouragement. The Avenue’s many bars and restaurants contribute to the festive atmosphere. Subway: Q, 4, 5, 6 

-East Harlem (Miles 18-20): Also known as Spanish Harlem, this neighborhood is home to a vibrant Latino community and provides fantastic music on race day. This is a perfect location to cheer your heart out to help keep the motivation high. Subway: 6

-Charity Cheer Zone, First Avenue at East 120th Street: Help celebrate the more than 9,000 runners who’ve chosen to add meaning to their run by raising funds for one of NYRR’s 400+ official charity partners. This area will have cheer zones for select individual charities and a DJ to get the party going. Subway: 6

-Fifth Avenue, East 90th Street-East 105th Street (Miles 23-24): This stretch of Fifth Avenue has the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum, the National Academy Museum, El Museo del Barrio, and the Museum of the City of New York on the east and Central Park on the west. It’s a cultural hub as well as a crucial spot to catch your runners before they enter Central Park. Subway: Q, 4, 5, 6, Q

-TCS Cheer Zone: Columbus Circle. Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 

-United Stage: Columbus Circle. Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 

NYC Marathon 2019 Street Closures

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, the following streets will be closed from 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Manhattan Portion

•    Queensboro Bridge (Vehicle Entrance Ramp Eastbound)

•    59th Street between 2nd Avenue and 1st Avenue

•    60th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue

•    1st Avenue between 59th Street and Willis Avenue Bridge

•    Madison Avenue Bridge (Westbound)

•    142nd Street between Lenox Avenue and 5th Avenue

•    5th Avenue between 142nd Street and 138th Street

•    Madison Avenue (FDR Service Road) between 135th Street and 142nd Street

•    5th Avenue between 138th Street and 124th Street

•    124th Street between 5th Avenue and Mount Morris Park West

•    Mount Morris Park West between 124th Street and 120th Street

•    120th Street between Mount Morris Park West and 5th Avenue

•    5th Avenue between 120th Street and 90th Street

•    90th Street between 5th Avenue and East Drive

•    East Drive between 90th Street and Grand Army Plaza

•    Grand Army Plaza between East Drive and 59th Street

•    59th Street between 5th Avenue and Columbus Circle/8th Avenue/Central Park West

•    Columbus Circle between 59th Street and Central Park Driveway

•    Central Park Driveway/8th Avenue Approach to West Drive 

•    West Drive between 8th Avenue Approach and 85th Street Approach to West Drive

•    Terrace Drive between West Drive and East Drive

•    Center Drive between West Drive and East Drive

•    West 85th Street Approach to West Drive

•    West 81st Street Approach to West Drive

•    West 77th Street Approach to West Drive

•    West 67th Street Approach to West Drive

Brooklyn Portion

•    Dahlgren Place between Verrazano Bridge and 92nd Street (Northbound)

•    92nd Street between Dahlgren Place and 4th Avenue

•    Brooklyn Queens Expressway (Southbound) between Verrazano Bridge and 79th Street

•    Gatling Place/79th Street BQE Entrance Ramp between 83rd Street and 79th Street 

•    7th Avenue (Southbound) between 79th Street and 74th Street

•    74th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue

•    6th Avenue between 74th Street and 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway 

•    75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway between 7th Avenue and 4th Avenue

•    Fort Hamilton Parkway between 92nd Street and 94th Street

•    94th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 4th Avenue

•    4th Avenue between 94thStreet and Flatbush Avenue 

•    Flatbush Avenue between 4th Avenue and Lafayette Avenue

•    Lafayette Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Bedford Avenue

•    Bedford Avenue between Lafayette Avenue and Nassau Avenue

•    Nassau Avenue between Bedford Avenue/Lorimer Street and Manhattan Avenue

•    Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue 

•    Greenpoint Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and McGuinness Boulevard

•    McGuinness Boulevard (Southbound) between Greenpoint Avenue and Pulaski Bridge

•    Pulaski Bridge (Southbound)

Queens Portion

•    11th Street between Pulaski Bridge and 48th Avenue

•    48th Avenue between 11th Street and Vernon Boulevard

•    Vernon Boulevard between 48th Avenue and 10th Street

•    10th Street between Vernon Boulevard and 44th Drive

•    44th Drive between 10th Street and Hunter Street

•    Hunter Street between 44th Drive and Crescent Street

•    Crescent Street between Hunter Street and Queens Plaza South

•    Queens Plaza South between Crescent Street and 23rd Street

•    Queens Plaza North between Crescent Street and 23rd Street

•    23rd Street between Queens Plaza South and Queens Plaza North

•    Queensboro Bridge (Eastbound)

•    Queensboro Bridge Bicycle and Pedestrian Path

Bronx Portion

•    Willis Avenue Bridge

•    East 135th Street between Willis Avenue and Alexander Avenue

•    Alexander Avenue between East 135th Street and East 138th Street

•    East 138th Street between Alexander Avenue and Third Avenue

•    Third Avenue between East 138th Street and East 139th Street

•    Morris Avenue between East 139th Street and East 140th Street

•    East 140th Street between Third Avenue and Rider Avenue

•    Rider Avenue between East 140th Street and East 138th Street

•    East 138th Street between Rider Avenue and Madison Avenue Bridge

Staten Island Portion

•    Richmond Terrace between Jersey Street and Bay Street

•    Jersey Street between Richmond Terrace and Victory Boulevard

•    Victory Boulevard between Jersey Street and Bay Street

•    Bay Street between Richmond Terrace and School Road 

•    Fingerboard Road between Bay Street and Tompkins Avenue

•    Tompkins Avenue between Fingerboard Road and School Road

•    School Road between Bay Street and Staten Island Expressway

•    Lily Pond Avenue between Staten Island Expressway and Father Capodanno Boulevard

•    McClean Avenue between Lily Pond Avenue and New York Avenue

•    Front Street between Wave Street and Edgewater Street

•    Hylan Boulevard between Bay Street and Olga Place 

•    Steuben Street between Olga Place and West Fingerboard Road

•    West Fingerboard Road between Steuben Street and Hylan Boulevard

•    Sand Lane between Hylan Boulevard and Father Capodanno Boulevard

•    Father Capodanno Boulevard between Sand Lane and Lily Pond Avenue

•    Verrazano Bridge

In Additional to the NYC Marathon, NYC Marathon Family Reunion will also have the following streets closed: 

•    Central Park West between Columbus Circle and West 96th Street

•    West 61st Street between Central Park West and Broadway

•    West 62nd Street between Central Park West and Broadway

•    West 63rd Street between Central Park West and Broadway

•    West 64th Street between Central Park West and Broadway

•    West 65th Street between Central Park West and Broadway

•    West 66th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    West 67th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    West 68th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    West 69th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    West 70th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    West 71st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    West 72nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    West 73rd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    West 74th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    West 75th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    West 76th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    West 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    West 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    West 82nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    West 83rd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    West 84th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    West 85th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

•    Columbus Avenue between West 85th Street and Broadway

•    Broadway between Columbus Avenue and Columbus Circle

To make sure the information is up to date, go to nyc.gov

 

 

 

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