The 50th running of the TCS New York City Marathon is set for November 7, 2021. 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.
Registration was open from June 8 through June 15 for runners affected by the cancellation of the 2020 event. Registration is open through NYRR Team for Kids, International Tour Operators (ITOs), NYRR partners, and Official Charity Partners.
The TCS New York City Marathon
The race is held annually on the first Sunday of November and this year will include 33,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to runners of all ages and abilities, including charity runners. Participants tour the diverse neighborhoods of New York City’s five boroughs—Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan.
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 tcsnycmarathon.org.
Race Number Pickup
Race number pickup will take place at the TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance. The Expo will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, located at 11th Avenue and West 35th Street, in the three days leading up to the TCS New York City Marathon.
Registered participants will be required to pick up their own race materials in person, during assigned times at the Expo, in advance of the race. The layout, timeline, and programming for the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon Expo will adhere to city and state health and safety requirements for social distancing. We will share further updates at a later date.
2021 TCS New York City Marathon Course
The start village will be located on Staten Island. The course exits Staten Island via the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and takes runners through Brooklyn and then into Queens before entering Manhattan. After a trip up into the 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 in their recovery bag, they head through the walk-off area.
Virtual TCS New York City Marathon
The Virtual TCS New York City Marathon Powered by Strava will return for the fourth time and will include four different ways to sign up when registration opens on June 10. The race period will be October 23 to November 7 and the race is part of New York Road Runners’ Volvo Cars Virtual Racing Powered by Strava.
Health and Safety
The health and safety of the running community is our top priority, and all event participants and attendees will be required to adhere to specific coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines. We are working with our city, state, and agency partners to plan a safe and exciting event and we recognize that guidelines are likely to change between now and November. We will continue to keep runners updated on the latest health and safety procedures and guidelines. Read health and safety FAQs.
Frequently Asked Questions
In order to ensure a safe race day, runners traveling to New York are expected to adhere to federal, state, and local health and safety guidelines, including pre-travel testing and quarantine requirements. NYRR’s guidelines will include social distancing, elimination of touchpoints, enhanced health and safety protocols, and testing and tracing.
FAQ page, lays out answers to the most important questions on how to register, how the marathon might be different this year, and what you can expect during race week itself.
All information is subject to change.