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21 Oct

The 2021 NYC Marathon is On

The 2021 NYC Marathon is back for 2021! The beloved NYC race returns on November 7th, 2021, after being canceled last year due to Covid 19 concerns. The NYC Marathon offers benefits for many people such as competitors who train for years to run the five boroughs of New York City, the race and its participants bring in millions of dollars in charitable donations for good causes, and also spectators line up around New York City to cheer on the runners whether they are family, friends, or strangers. 


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While the marathon is a cherished race with incredible competitors, did you know that most participants fundraise for charities to compete? It’s true! In 2019, $45M was raised for charitable causes. Keep reading for more details about the race as well as fun facts from the 2019 race. 

About the 2021 NYC Marathon

  • There is a virtual option to run the NYC Marathon through the Strava app
  • The marathon course will run through all five boroughs of NYC. It starts in Staten Island. Then the race proceeds through Brooklyn, then Queens, then the Bronx and makes a beautiful finish in Manhattan’s Central Park.  
  • Friends and family can track the progress of their favorite runner using the TCS New York City Marathon App.

Amazing NYC Marathon Statistics

  • 53,639 people finished in 2019
  • 4:35:52 is the average finish time for the 26.2 miles in 2019
  • The 2019 race includes 140 countries as participants
  • $45M was raised for charities from the 2019 NYC Marathon

Health and Safety Guidelines at the NYC Marathon

You can find health and safety guidelines on the New York Road Runners website at One health guideline says runners must show proof of at least one round of vaccinations at least 48 hours prior to running the race. In addition, all visitors and participants must wear face coverings in the Expo area, on public transportation during race day, at the start and post-finish area of the race. Visit the website under “Health and Safety at the TCS New York City Marathon” to read more about the guidelines to prepare before you go.

Are you running the 2021 NYC Marathon?

If you are running, then you’ll definitely need a quiet, restful place to stay before and after the race. Please consider The Leo House as a restful retreat in the middle of the city where you can rest the night before the race and recover after running or spectating. We love our guests and can’t wait to welcome you back to our home away from home in New York City. Click here to book a room today.

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