The 49th running of the New York City Marathon will take over the city this Sunday. Check out new york city marathon Route & Street closures.
New york city marathon : Subway closures | Route
The race will kick off with the wheelchair division at 8:30 a.m., followed by the women at 9:10 a.m., then men at 9:40 a.m.
The 26.2 mile course spans all five boroughs, starting at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island and finishing at Central Park in Manhattan.
Organizers say 52,000 runners are expected from around the world, along with more than a million spectators.
The MTA urges riders to visit mta.info or use the MYmta app for the latest updates.
New york city marathon Street closures
The upper level of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge will close to vehicular traffic at 12 a.m. Sunday.
Rolling street closures will begin along the marathon route around 7 a.m.
- Bay Street between Richmond Terrace and School Road
- Fingerboard Road between Bay Street and Tompkins Avenue
- Tompkins Avenue between Fingerboard Road and School Road
- School Road between Bay Street and Staten Island Expressway
- Lily Pond Avenue between Staten Island Expressway and McClean Avenue
- McClean Avenue between Lily Pond Avenue and New York Avenue
- Dahlgren Place between Verrazano Bridge and 92nd Street (Northbound)
- 92nd Street between Dahlgren Place and 4th Avenue
- 4th Avenue between 92nd Street and Flatbush Avenue
- Flatbush Avenue between 4th Avenue and Lafayette Avenue
- Lafayette Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Bedford Avenue
The Ed Koch (Queensboro) Bridge will close at 6:30 a.m., and the Willis Avenue and Madison Avenue bridges will close at 7:30 a.m.
It was calm before the storm Saturday at the marathon finish line located in Central Park, but Sunday, the scene will be filled to the brim with athletes and fans.
Race officials say they’ve been working hard with the city to prepare for this exciting moment.
The 26.2-mile race begins in Staten Island and turns north through Brooklyn and Queens. Runners then head west across the Queensboro Bridge into Manhattan, up north into the Bronx, and back to Manhattan to finish in Central Park.
The subway is full of runners making their way to Staten Island this morning. Sophie Cooper flew in last week from Auckland, New Zealand, for her first marathon. She said she was nervous and “didn’t sleep too much last night because I was just thinking about it and kept waking up.”
If you’re cheering for runners today, you can track them in real time on the TCS New York City Marathon app, the official race app. All runners will be tracked via a chip in their marathon bibs, and will show up on the app’s marathon map as blue icons so you can follow their progress.
This year, there will also be a live feed of five locations along the course, so you can watch the runners you’re tracking as they pass by those spots.
The app is available for both Apple and Android devices and is free to download. Spectators can track runners by entering a runner’s bib number or first and last name into the “Tracking” field on the app’s menu.