with more than 50,000 runners expected to participate in this year’s event.
The race attracts top professional runners from around the world as well as casual runners looking to complete their first marathon.
The New York City Marathon is organized by the New York Road Runners Club (NYRR), a not-for-profit organization that promotes running and fitness through a variety of programs and events for both professional and amateur athletes.
The New York City Marathon is an annual 26.2-mile (42.2 km) race that courses through the five boroughs of New York City. It is the largest marathon in the world, with over 50,000 finishers in 2016. The event is organized by New York Road Runners and has been held every year since 1970.
Today, the NYRR has more than 60,000 members and hosts more than 150 running events each year, including the world-famous New York City Marathon.