Last Updated: Mar 15, 2019 01:26PM EST

Staging Area and Start



In 2019, runners will begin their journey on Prospect Park’s Center Drive before taking the race onto Brooklyn’s streets. (See start map.)

For the second year in a row, the course will take runners over the Manhattan Bridge and up the FDR Drive before a crosstown dash on 42nd Street and a turn north on 7th Avenue, through Times Square, and into Central Park. (See course map.

This year’s less hilly Central Park route finishes just north of Tavern on the Green and will feature a shorter post-race walk-off for runners to exit the park and start their celebrations. (See finish map.)

Check out our full Course Description.

Your wave and corral assignments will be in your confirmation form, which is available in your NYRR account, and will be on your race number (bib). Your assignments are based on your previous best pace with NYRR or your predicted finish time and are designed to help you have a safe race experience. You can start in a slower corral (a later letter) or a later wave, but not a faster corral or earlier wave.