New York City Marathon to come back on Nov. 7 with a field of 33,000 runners

New York City Marathon to come back on Nov. 7 with a field of 33,000 runners

The New York Road Runners reported Monday that the 50th running of the New York City Marathon will be held on Nov. 7.

NYRR says a changed field of 33,000 runners was determined after consulting with state and city authorities.

Race director Ted Metellus said the arrival of the race following a one-year hiatus “will showcase our great city’s strength, inspiration, and determination.”

The race was canceled a year ago as a result of the Covid pandemic. Runners who registered for a year ago’s marathon were given the option to get a full refund of their entry fee or a guaranteed complimentary entry for 2021, 2022, or 2023 New York City Marathon. The current year’s race will oblige all runners who decided to run in 2021.

Among the in excess of 30,000 runners who have registered before the cancellation a year ago, NYRR said 54% decided to run for the current year.

To focus on the 2020 marathon runners who were at that point guaranteed entry, a drawing won’t be held during the current year’s marathon. Registration for runners with a guaranteed entry will start June 8 and last for one week.

NYRR’s rules for the marathon will incorporate social distancing, elimination of touchpoints enhanced health and safety protocols, and testing and tracking. Runners ought to be set up to give a negative COVID-19 test outcome or evidence of a total immunization series prior to running.

The fourth annual Virtual New York City Marathon will likewise return, in October. Enrollment for that race opens on June 10. A year ago, 16,031 runners completed the virtual race.