The TCS New York City Marathon hits the streets Sunday, November 3rd, so it won’t be business as usual if you’re trying to get from point A to Point B. The MTA has released a subway map–complete with pre-race highlights, runner-specific activities and events and prime viewing locations to make your Marathon Sunday travels easier. Whether you’re running, watching or just trying to get around town, check the map and visit the MTA website for all the weekend changes.
New York City Marathon
The lead female runners at 81st Street and 1st Avenue in 2015, photo © 6sqft
The 49th New York City Marathon, taking place this Sunday, November 3rd, is the world’s largest marathon, and this year it will bring together more than 50,000 runners from over 125 countries, plus 10,000 volunteers and one million spectators. It wasn’t always this way, though. Started by the New York Road Runners Club in 1970, the race began as a few loops around Central Park with just over 100 runners. But the passion of its founders, coupled with the spirit of the city, grew the marathon into an event that generates $415 million for New York. In honor of the upcoming 2019 Marathon, 6sqft is taking a look back at the history of the race, its greatest moments, and what’s in store for this year.
One of the best New York City events takes place this weekend: the NYC Marathon. With an expected 50,000 runners participating in the race on Sunday, and thousands more cheering on the sidelines, you can definitely expect some transit and traffic disruptions. The marathon kicks of 8:30 a.m. in Staten Island and ends in Central Park. In addition to typical subway delays and reroutes (or just a total lack of service), the MTA is also closing the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on Nov. 4 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you need help getting to the event on Sunday, check out the Marathon Subway Map from the MTA. And ahead, find the rest of the subway service changes planned for this weekend.