New York City Marathon 2018: Route Map, Start Times and Road Closures

The TCS New York City marathon is all set to kick off on Sunday. Residents and visitors are gearing up to participate in the main event, with more than 50,000 runners taking to the streets and 2.5 million viewers watching from the sidelines. The first marathon was launched in 1970 in Central Park.

The marathon is scheduled to kickoff at 8:30 a.m. EST with wheelchair contestants, which will be followed by hand cyclists at 8:52 a.m. Professional female runners will start at 9:20 a.m. EST, and professional male runners will being at 9:50 a.m. EST. The remaining participants will run after the professional men at 9:50 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 10:40 a.m. and 11 a.m EST.

Participants and viewers should prepare to arrive early. There is a map of the course on the New York City Marathon website to guide runners and watchers. The recommended way to get around NYC during the marathon Sunday is by bus or subway, and the MTA has published a map to help get around the city.



The marathon will also cause some road closures from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST:

Manhattan:

  • Queensboro Bridge (Eastbound Vehicle Entrance Ramp),
  • 59th Street between 2nd Avenue and 1st Avenue 
  • 60th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue 
  • 1st Avenue between East 59th Street and Willis Avenue Bridge
  •  Madison Avenue Bridge (Westbound)
  • 142nd Street between Lenox Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue between 142nd Street and 138th Street
  • Madison Avenue (FDR Service Road) between 135th Street and 142nd Street
  • 5th Avenue between 138th Street and 124th Street
  • 124th Street between 5th Avenue and Mount Morris Park West
  •  Mount Morris Park West between 124th Street between 120th Street
  • 120th Street between Mount Morris Park West and 5th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue between 120th Street and 90th Street
  • 90th Street between 5th Avenue and East Drive
  • East Drive between 90th Street and Grand Army Plaza
  • Grand Army Plaza between East Drive and 59th Street
  • 59th Street between 5th Avenue and Columbus Circle / 8th Avenue / Central Park West
  • Columbus Circle between 59th Street and Central Park Driveway
  •  Central Park Driveway/8th Avenue Approach to West Drive
  • West Drive between 8th Avenue Approach and 85th Street Approach to West Drive
  • 85th Street Approach to West Drive
  • 81st Street Approach to West Drive
  • 77th Street Approach to West Drive 67th Street Approach to West Drive.

Brooklyn:

  • 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
  • Brooklyn Queens Expressway (Southbound) between Verrazano Bridge and 79th Street
  • 7th Avenue between 79th Street and 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway
  • 7th Avenue between 74th Street and 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway
  • 74th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • 6th Avenue between 74th and 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway
  • Bay Ridge Parkway between 7th Avenue and 4th Avenue
  • Fort Hamilton Parkway between 92nd Street and 94th Street
  • 94th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 4th Avenue
  • Bedford Avenue between Lafayette Avenue and Nassau Avenue
  • Nassau Avenue between Bedford Avenue/Lorimer Street and Manhattan Avenue
  • Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue
  • Greenpoint Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and McGuiness Boulevard
  • McGuiness Boulevard between Greenpoint Avenue and 48th Avenue (Southbound) and Pulaski Bridge (Southbound)

gettyimages-871362186-594x594 Runners run down 4th Ave as they compete during the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on November 05, 2017, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The 2018 TCS New York City Marathon will kick off on Sunday. Michael Heiman/Getty Images

Queens:

  • Pulaski Bridge (Southbound)
  • 48th Avenue between 11th Street and Vernon Boulevard
  • Vernon Boulevard between 48th Avenue and 10th Street
  • 10th Street between Vernon Boulevard and 44th Drive
  • 44th Drive between 10th Street and Hunter Street
  • Hunter Street between 44th Drive and Crescent Street
  • Crescent Street between Hunter Street and Queens Plaza South
  • Queens Plaza South between Crescent Street and 23rd Street
  • Queens Plaza North between Crescent Street and 23rd Street
  • 23rd Street between Queens Plaza South and Queens Plaza North and Queensboro Bridge (Eastbound) 2


Staten Island:

  • Richmond Terrace between Jersey Street and Bay Street
  • Jersey Street between Richmond Terrace and Victory Boulevard
  • Victory Boulevard between Jersey Street and Bay Street
  • 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


Bronx:

  • Willis Avenue Bridge/Willis Avenue
  • East 135th Street between Willis Avenue and Alexander Avenue
  • Alexander Avenue between East 135th Street and East 138th Street
  • East 138th Street between Alexander Avenue and Morris Avenue
  • Morris Avenue between East 138th Street and East 140th Street
  • East 140th Street between Morris Avenue and Rider Avenue
  • Rider Avenue between East 140th Street and East 138th Street
  • East 138th Street between Rider Avenue and Madison Avenue Bridge.

Don’t want to watch from the sidelines? No worries. There will be a live broadcast of the race on WABC Channel 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST. ESPN2 will also provide live coverage of the event from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. Pre-race and continuing coverage can be viewed on ESPN from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 12:30 to 2 p.m. EST.

NYC Marathon 2018 Livestream

Live coverage will also be provided on ESPN2, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pre-race and continuing coverage will be also be carried on Watch ESPN from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 12:30 to 2 p.m. EST. A live stream will be available for viewing on the ABC app and ABC7NY.com from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST an on the Watch ESPN app.

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