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The New York City Marathon is a hugely popular NY Event.

November 6, 2016

The TCS New York City Marathon is an iconic NY Event that attracts top runners from around the world.            

About the New York City Marathon:
The TCS New York City Marathon is one of the country’s most popular footraces, and men and women will come from around the world to participate in or watch this exciting annual NY Event. Manhattan Hotels like DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan will welcome visitors who come for this and other top Events.

The race had humble beginnings with only 55 finishers when it debuted in 1970. Today, the New York City Marathon is the biggest marathon in the world and boasted 50,000 finishers in 2015. It has been the setting for world records, and there is always a chance that a record will be shattered at this NY Event.

The deadline for guaranteed entry in the 2016 New York City Marathon has passed, but there are still ways runners can seek to gain entry. The first is to enter the non-guaranteed entry drawing. All who enter will have an opportunity to participate based on a random drawing. Another way to participate in the NY Event is to run with a charity team. Information about how to join a charity team is available on the New York City Marathon website.

In addition to being hugely popular with runners, the Event is also a big deal for spectators. About a million people line the streets to cheer on the runners as they pass by. It’s an exciting day for both runners and those who come to watch. While massive crowds line the streets, millions more will watch on television. The New York City Marathon is aired locally on ABC7 as well as on ESPN2.

If you’d like to enjoy a VIP experience then consider purchasing Grandstand Seating. The seating is located at the Finish Line of the New York City Marathon. Grandstand Seating is $75 per person.  Tickets for the special seating, along with descriptions of other Race Week Events can be found on the NY Event’s website.

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