The Course

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. As race day approaches, we'll provide helpful information, maps, and timelines to ensure you have a safe and seamless experience. For answers to frequently asked questions, visit our Help Center.

All information is subject to change.

Useful Information About the Course

Sweep Bus and Street Openings
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  • The TCS New York City Marathon course is completely closed to vehicular traffic during the race; a schedule of street closures will be available soon.
  • 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.