We have food and drink specials and a buffet for anyone with a medal.
Some of the greatest distance runners in the world will descend upon the city for one of the very most prestigious races on earth. Those interested should get there early, as there is a complete record of events throughout the weekend before the actual race on Sunday.
There will be shorter races for both adults and children, a three-day expo at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and much more throughout the week. It is basically one giant festival celebrating the city and the sport of running as a whole.
Sunday’s race will be aired locally on ABC and nationally on ESPN, with live streaming via WatchESPN. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. ET using the wheelchair competitors, followed by handcyclists in 8:52 a.m., and then the main event: professional women at 9:20 a.m. and professional men at 9:50 a.m.
The remaining portion of the area will then start in four staggered waves right supporting the professional guys at 9:50, 10:15, 10:40, and 11 a.m.
Sunday’s race includes some significant storylines for its professionals. On the men’s side, it will be the final race for Meb Keflezighi before he calls it a career. It is his 26th career marathon, and he’s making it his last at the place his career started 15 decades back.
Defending champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Wilson Kipsang, Lelisa Desisa, and Jared Ward are some of the other titles to watch in the men’s race.
On the women’s side, all eyes have been on Mary Keitany, who has won the New York City Marathon for the previous three years running. She won her third London Marathon earlier this year, and place the girls-only marathon record by 41 seconds.
A complete list of events for the weekend are located in the marathon’s official website right here. New York City Marathon 2017