— Published 18 May 2021

33,000 runners for New York City’s Marathon

Marathon NY

Life is almost back to normal in New York. As proof, local authorities have decided to organize the New York City Marathon next fall with a 60% capacity of runners. No less than 33,000 runners will be accepted on November 7th, 2021, at the start of the next edition, the first in two years. This participation is still far from the record of 53,627 “finishers”, but it marks a return to some sort of normality after the cancellation of the race last year because of the sanitary crisis. Cancelling the race last year was the right decision” said Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic governor of New York. Today, we look forward to having the runners back to our great city. New Yorkers have made tremendous efforts to bring down the number of coronavirus cases and those efforts allow us to take this step to get our normal life back in our state.” To clarify: all starters will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test or a vaccination proof. According to organizers, approximately 16,000 participants who entered last year and asked to reschedule the event, should be guaranteed a bib. Registrations will formally open on June 8th.