2021 NYC Marathon Returns At 60% Capacity On November 7th


The beloved NYC Marathon will return this fall for its fiftieth anniversary, Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced on Monday.

The marathon—which might be held on November seventh—will enable for 33,000 members, about 60% of its typical quantity (2019 was a file yr with over 53,000). Registration opens on June eighth, and well being and security pointers might be in place and could also be topic to vary, relying on what steering emerges between now and marathon day.

“This might be an unprecedented and historic yr for the TCS New York Metropolis Marathon as probably the most iconic New York sporting occasions makes its return,” mentioned Ted Metellus, the race’s director, in an announcement. “As we stage a secure and memorable race for the fiftieth operating, this yr’s marathon will showcase our nice metropolis’s power, inspiration, and dedication.”

The New York Highway Runners Membership, which oversees the race, contacted individuals who initially signed up for the canceled 2020 marathon with an electronic mail: “Runners who had been a part of the decision and ranked 2021 as their best choice have assured entry. NYRR will electronic mail these runners by Could 20 with a proper affirmation of their entry and extra particulars on the right way to full their registration. Please affirm that your electronic mail tackle is updated in your nyrr.org profile to make sure you obtain our communications.”

At this level, the marathon will enact these measures, in keeping with the governor’s workplace:

  • Staggered begin occasions between runners based mostly on tempo, house, and launch timing over a number of further hours
  • Applicable social distancing always, together with earlier than and after the race, aside from members of the identical family or household
  • Required masks always for occasion employees and volunteers. Runners will put on masks earlier than and after the race
  • Mandated well being screening of members, occasion employees, and volunteers which can embody proof of full vaccination standing or current unfavorable take a look at outcome
  • Begin and end strains might be managed entry for members, occasion employees, and volunteers; a restricted variety of spectators could also be permitted on the end line, in accordance with well being and security pointers
  • Modified race day actions to cut back any pointless congregations together with pre-packaged facilities, no baggage service, no public-facing awards ceremony, and restricted on-site leisure

The NYRR’s FAQ in regards to the 2021 marathon means that “runners ought to be ready to supply a unfavorable COVID-19 take a look at outcome or proof of an entire vaccination collection previous to operating.”