If you live in New York, Marathon Sunday is a can’t-miss event.
Here’s how to watch, or stream, the New York City Marathon:
How to watch the New York City marathon in person:
The marathon course is open to spectators from mile 3 to mile 26. I staked out a spot on First Avenue in Manhattan (miles 16 through 18) to cheer on a friend running a few years ago, and the energy was incredible—past it’s the halfway point of the race, and runners definitely need the extra encouragement.
The race passes through all five boroughs, and while the Staten Island leg is closed to spectators, check the race map to see where else you can watch. The New York City Road Runners, the organisation that organises the marathon, recommends watching the marathon at various points.
How to stream the New York City Marathon:
The race will be broadcast on ABC 7 in New York from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Outside of New York, ESPN 2 will have race coverage at the same time. You can also watch the race live on ABC7NY.com, ESPN.com, or the ESPN app. The pro races will also be livestreamed on the New York City Marathon app.