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New York City Marathon to return Nov. 7


The New York City Marathon is back.

New York Road Runners announced Monday that the 50th edition of the marathon will be held Nov. 7 at roughly 60 percent capacity.

After consulting with city and state officials, NYRR determined that a field of 33,000 runners would be allowed to participate.

Runners who registered for last year’s marathon, which was canceled because of COVID-19, have access to guaranteed complimentary entry for the 2021, 2022 or 2023 race. More than 30,000 runners were registered for the 2020 event before its cancellation, and NYRR said 54 percent of them have chosen to run in this year’s race.

NYRR will follow COVID-19 guidelines for the race, including social distancing, elimination of touch points, enhanced health and safety protocols, and testing and tracing. Runners will have to provide a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of complete vaccination before running.

The fourth annual Virtual New York City Marathon will also be held in October. Last year, 16,031 runners finished the virtual race.