NYC Marathon 2019: Regarded as one of the world’s greatest road races, the TCS New York City Marathon has seen more than one million runners cross the finish line in Central Park since it began in 1970. The largest marathon on earth is also among the hardest to get into—here’s how you can secure your spot on the world’s most coveted starting line.

TCS New York City Marathon 2019

The TCS New York City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road Runners (NYRR) and the largest marathon in the world. Over 1 million people have finished the race since its first running in 1970 with just 127 entrants and 55 finishers running four laps around Central Park. The race expanded to all five boroughs in 1976 and just celebrated its 40th year as a five-borough affair.

Held annually on the first Sunday of November, the race features over 50,000 runners including the world’s top professional athletes and a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. Participants from approximately 125 countries tour the city, starting on Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and running through the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx before ending in Manhattan.

More than one million spectators and thousands of volunteers line the city streets in support of the runners, while millions more watch the television broadcast in 175 countries and territories. Fresh Faces Dominate at the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half . The 2019 United Airlines NYC Half, run on a new course with a record 24,000+ finishers, saw new champions score convincing wins on a thrilling day of racing.

NYC Marathon 2019 Course Strategy. No matter how much time is left until the TCS NYC Marathon it’s never too early to learn about the New York City Marathon 2018 course: After running the race in 2017 and 2018 I thought it makes sense to divide the TCS New York City Marathon in 4 parts. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is the premier partner of NYRR and the title sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon. The 48th running of the TCS New York City Marathon is set for Sunday, November 3, 2019.