TCS New York City Marathon Opening Ceremony Presented by United Airlines

What is it?

The TCS New York City Marathon Opening Ceremony Presented by United Airlines, a spectacular event that celebrates the diversity of the race, kicks off TCS New York City Marathon weekend!

The fun starts at 4:45 p.m. with a pre-show—stay tuned for details. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the Parade of Nations showcases runners from around the world as they parade across the finish line. Representatives from NYC running clubs and several U.S. organizations, as well as professional runners and wheelchair athletes, are part of the procession. The TCS New York City Marathon Fireworks Presented by Poland Spring will light up the night sky after the parade.

The festivities are free and open to everyone—tickets will be available at the TCS New York City Marathon Health and Wellness Expo and the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion throughout race week, as well as on site. Come out and be a part of the celebration!


Date and Time

  • Friday, Novermber 4; pre-show at 4:45 p.m.; Parade of Nations at 5:30 p.m., followed by the TCS New York City Marathon Fireworks Presented by Poland Spring.
  • The event opens at 4:00 p.m. and the pre-show begins at 4:45 p.m. Grandstand seating will be available to ticket-holders, and overflow standing room will be available along the parade route.

Location

The TCS New York City Marathon Opening Ceremony Presented by United Airlines will take place in Central Park south of the finish line. Stay tuned for a map of the parade route, including spectator entrances to Central Park.

Watch the TCS New York City Marathon Opening Ceremony Presented by United Airlines on 7online.com starting at 5:25 p.m. and live at 5:30 p.m. ET in the NYC-metro area on WABC-TV, Channel 7.

Please contact our team if you have any questions about attending the TCS New York City Marathon Opening Ceremony Presented by United Airlines.