Join the watch party and catch all of the excitement of the NYC Marathon at Hibernia Bar! There’s nothing better than seeing one of NYC’s premiere sporting events with friends at the best sports bar in Hell’s Kitchen.
The TCS New York City Marathon
The New York City Marathon always brings lots of excitement and visitors to NYC on the first Sunday of November. The race has been a staple for more than 50 years and is one of the principal long-distance annual running events in North America.
The race was first held in 1970 and organized by New York Road Runners. The route lapped the Park Drive of Central Park. George Spitz, NYC auditor, was the one who proposed changing the route to snake through all of the Boroughs in 1976 for the Bicentennial. The race has been held every year except last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy.
The NYC Marathon is one of the World Marathon Majors (WMM).
Who Are the Runners?
The NYC Marathon is open to both amateurs and professionals. They use a corral system which means the runners start in different groups at staggered times. The first group is the Professional Wheelchair Division, followed by the Handcycle Category, then the Professional Women’s Open Division, and finally the Professional Men’s Open Division. The remaining runners are divided into five waves and each wave has three different starts.
Official times are net times recorded from a computer chip in the participants bibb. There are also timing mats to help with records and tracking.
Qualifying for the NYC Marathon
There are several ways that a runner can qualify for the race. Those include:
- Participation in the 9+1 program or the 9+$1K program (compete in nine events and volunteer at or donate to another)
- Complete 15 previous NYC Marathons
- Qualify by time
- Join a team and race for charity
NYC Marathon American Women’s Distance Runners
This year, the NYC Marathon is proud to host what is considered the best field of American women’s distance runners possibly ever assembled. The remarkable group includes Olympians, Paralympians, and some of the country’s most decorated runners.
Molly Seidel, Olympic Bronze Medalist
Seidel became just the third American woman to ever win a medal at the Olympic marathon, which was also her third time competing in a marathon. She had previously represented the US at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country three separate years.
Aliphine Tuliamuk, 1st place Olympic Marathon trials
Tuliamuk is a Kenyan born distance runner who represents the United States. She attended college at Wichita State University where she was named an All American. At the Santa Fe Thunder half marathon in 2013, she set a new course record and she won the Fifth Third River Bank Run in 2016. Tuliamuk placed first at the 2020 Olympic Marathon trials. She’s looking to take home a win at this year’s NYC Marathon.
Sally Kipyego, Olympic Silver Medalist
Kipyego runs both medium and long distances and is accomplished in both fields. She is the 2011 World Silver Medalist and the 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist in the 10,000 meters.
Des Linden, Boston Marathon Winner
Linden is a two time Olympian, having represented the US in both London and Rio de Janeiro. She was the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in more than a quarter of a century.
See the NYC Marathon at Hibernia Bar
Come in to Hibernia Bar on Sunday, November 7th and watch the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon with delicious food and the perfect pour of Guinness.