If you've applied to the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half, make sure you have a valid credit card as your default card in your My NYRR profile. 

The Course

Please note that the information below is based on the 2016 race and is for reference purposes only; 2017 information will be available in 2017.

The TCS New York City Marathon course is a 26.2-mile block party through the world’s most diverse city, and a model for big-city marathons around the world. For detailed information, visit our Help Center. All information is subject to change.

Useful Information About the Course

Bridge and Road Closures
.

Staging the TCS New York City Marathon necessitates closing many streets and bridges throughout NYC on Sunday, November 6. NYRR thanks all residents and visitors for their patience and understanding as we stage the world's largest marathon in the world's most dynamic city.

 

Mile

Route Location

Rolling Street Closure

Anticipated Street Reopening

Start

Verrazano Narrows Bridge - Upper Level

Midnight

3:00 p.m.

Start

Verrazano Narrows Bridge - Lower Level Staten Island Bound

7:00 a.m.

3:00 p.m.

Start

Verrazano Narrows Bridge - Lower Level Brooklyn Bound

7:00 a.m.

3:00 p.m.

1

Verrazano Narrows Bridge  - Midpoint

Midnight

3:00 p.m.

2

Verrazano Narrows. Bridge Exit to 92nd Street

Midnight

3:00 p.m.

3A

4th Avenue and 82nd Street

7:15 a.m.

12:35 p.m.

3B

74th Street, before 6th Avenue

7:15 a.m.

12:35 p.m.

5K

(Orange) 4th Avenue and 80th Street

7:15 a.m.

12:35 p.m.

5K

(Blue) 4th Avenue and 80th Street

7:15 a.m.

12:35 p.m.

5K

(Green) Bay Ridge Pkwy and 6th Avenue

7:15 a.m.

12:35 p.m.

4

4th Avenue and 63rd Street

7:25 a.m.

12:50 p.m.

5

4th Avenue and 43rd Street

7:25 a.m.

1:05 p.m.

6

4th Avenue and 23rd Street

7:25 a.m.

1:20 p.m.

10K

(Orange) 4th Avenue and 18th Street

7:25 a.m.

1:25 p.m.

10K

(Blue / Green) 4th Avenue and 18th Street

7:25 a.m.

1:25 p.m.

7

4th Avenue and 3rd Street

7:30 a.m.****

1:35 p.m.

8

Flatbush Ave and Lafayette Ave

8:00 a.m.

1:50 p.m.

9

Lafayette and Classon Avenues

8:00 a.m.

2:05 p.m.

15K

Bedford Avenue and Kosciuszko Street

7:35 a.m.

2:10 p.m.

10

Bedford Avenue between Wallabout Street and Lynch Street

7:35 a.m.

2:20 p.m.

11

Bedford Avenue and South 3rd Street

7:35 a.m.

2:35 p.m.

12

Nassau Avenue and Bedford Avenue 

7:45 a.m.

2:50 p.m.

20K

Manhattan Avenue and Milton Street

7:45 a.m.

2:55 p.m.

13

McGuiness Boulevard, approaching Pulaski Bridge

8:00 a.m.

3:05 p.m.

13.1

McGuiness Boulevard, approaching Pulaski Bridge

8:00 a.m.

3:05 p.m.

14

10th Street and 44th Drive

8:30 a.m.

3:20 p.m.

15

Queensboro Bridge lower level - Queens Side

7:00 a.m.

3:15 PM - 3:45 p.m.

25K

Queensboro Bridge lower level - Midspan

7:00 a.m.

3:15 PM - 3:45 p.m.

16

Queensboro Bridge - lower level Manhattan Side

7:00 a.m.

3:15 PM - 3:45 p.m.

17

1st Avenue and 77th Street

8:45 a.m.

4:05 p.m.

18

1st Avenue and 97thStreet

8:45 a.m.

4:20 p.m.

30K

1st Avenue between 109th and 110th Streets

8:45 a.m.

4:25 p.m.

19

1st Avenue and 117th Street

8:45 a.m.

5:30 p.m.

 

Willis Avenue Bridge

8:45 a.m.

5:00 p.m.

20

135th Street just west of Willis Avenue

8:30 a.m.

5:00 p.m.

 

Madison Avenue Bridge

8:30 a.m.

5:00 p.m.

21

Madison Avenue Bridge and West 138th Street

9:00 a.m.

5:05 p.m.

35K

5th Avenue and 125th Street

9:00 a.m.

5:15 p.m.

22

Mt. Morris Parkway and 122nd Street

9:00 a.m.

5:20 p.m.

23

5th Avenue and 103rd Street

9:00 a.m.

5:35 p.m.

24

Central Park East Drive and 84th Street

CLOSED

CLOSED

40K

Central Park East Drive and 68th Street

CLOSED

CLOSED

25

Central Park East Drive and 65th Street

CLOSED

CLOSED

 

Central Park South
(59th Street from 5th Avenue to Columbus Circle)

9:00 a.m.

6:15 p.m.

26

Central Park West Drive and 62nd Street

CLOSED

CLOSED

Finish

Central Park West Drive and 67th Street

CLOSED

CLOSED


Note: NO buses will be allowed to cross 5th Avenue during the race.

Central Park Transverse Roads

Closes

Opens

96th St. Transverse Rd

9:00 a.m.

7:00 p.m.

86th St. Transverse Rd

Open

Open.

79th St Transverse Rd

9:00 a.m.

7:00 p.m.

65th St. Transverse Rd

Buses only

7:00 p.m.

 

Sweep Bus and Street Openings
.

  • The TCS New York City Marathon course is completely closed to vehicular traffic during the race; see the schedule of bridge and road closures.
  • Sweep buses will follow the marathon route at a 6 1/2-hour marathon pace, roughly 15 minutes per mile, after the final wave start. These buses will transport any entrant who wishes to drop out to the post-finish area.
  • After the sweep buses pass by, the city streets will reopen to traffic. Cross-street protection, medical assistance, aid stations, and other services will no longer be available. Runners on the course should move onto the sidewalks. The official end time of the race is 7:30 p.m.