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TCS New York City Marathon

Starts in Staten Island and finishs in Central Park, Staten Island, NY
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The best marathon ever

I ran this marathon in 2011, and I must say it was the best experience ever, the place, the people... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Marcicr
My Favorite Marathon

This was my 12th NYC Marathon, it is easily my favorite. A logistically difficult race is made much... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
George H
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With Central Park as the finish line, the daunting and exhilarating TCS New York City Marathon takes runners on a 26 mile flight through New York's five boroughs. The largest marathon in the world, with over 50,000 finishers, the TCS Marathon is considered one of the world major marathons for long-distance. Held since 1970 on the first Sunday of November, it's huge popularity with professionals and amateurs alike mean that there is a lottery system that determines participation- it gets more applicants than it can handle. The glory isn't limited to adults, either: TCS runs a much (much) shorter version of the Marathon for kids, so they can have fun with fitness and participate too.
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Starts in Staten Island and finishs in Central Park, Staten Island, NY
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

I ran this marathon in 2011, and I must say it was the best experience ever, the place, the people, it's the most beautiful race. It's a dream for me. the beauty of New York City, the people cheering all along the way and the...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

This was my 12th NYC Marathon, it is easily my favorite. A logistically difficult race is made much easier by the excellent organization. The course covers the five boroughs and there are always things to see. The finish in Central Park inspires to finish strong....More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

After years of trying to get in, I finally ran it this past Sunday! I am still on a high from the amazing energy from all the runners and from all the cheer of volunteers and spectators. New York, I love you and your support!...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Super tough course! A lot of bridges up hill, the exit was major chaos but overall mega good run tons of water and stations. Safety was mega good

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I'm writing as a spectator, not a participant--running 26.2 miles isn't something I'd ever venture to do! I went this past Sunday to cheer on a friend, and it reminded me of why I love New York. Watching the thousands of runners from every country...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

If you want to do your first marathon this is the one to start with. 50k runners around you, more than 2 mio people on the streets and so much gooood energy. I did it twice and can't wait to do it again!

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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We were there to watch our son run the marathon. It was extraordinary to see so many runners having a fantastic time going 26.2 miles, over 57,000 steps through the five boroughs of NY

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

...to get in, JUST DO IT. I was freaked out beyond belief about running my first marathon in New York. I was battling a terrible ITB injury, and was told, "It'll hurt like crazy to run," but I did it, I finished, and I owe...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We came to watch the NYC Marathon about a week and a half ago. I've never run in a race and I can only comment on this race as a spectator. First, we GREATLY appreciated that we were able to track our loved ones who...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Taking part in the NYC Marathon is by far the #1 sports experience. The crowds are extremely enthusiastic, the participants are fully motivated and the sights simply unforgettable. Crossing the finish line in Central Park is the ultimate reward for every athlete. Thank you, New...More

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April P
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Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
Each year the marathon has different routes to get the 26.2 miles in. I would check to see how the marathon is configured this year. Greenwich village is close by, so there should be ample routes to airport available
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