The 2023 New York City Marathon will be held on Sunday, November 5. It is considered the largest marathon in the world, and 47,839 participants finished the race last year. The average finish time was 4:50:26. This marathon can be used as a Boston Marathon qualifier.
The marathon itself begins at 8:00 a.m. ET. Daylight savings time kicks in overnight Saturday into Sunday, so the local time in New York will proverbially fall back an hour just as a reminder for competitors.
How to watch
The majority of marathons are only available to watch in person, but that isn’t the case for the New York City Marathon. It will air on ESPN nationally and WACT-TV locally. It will also be streamed online.
The marathon route weaves itself through the five boroughs of New York City. It is not an out and back, but begins on Staten Island and wraps up in Central Park. Runners will cross both the Hudson and East Rivers during the course.
Weather via AccuWeather
Good news for those hoping to participate: the weather looks great. The high will be 62, with a low of 67. The weather description reads, “partly sunny, dry and comfortable for the marathon.” There is an 8% chance of rain and only five mph winds expected.
There is plenty of prize money to go around. Last year’s total purse was reported to be $870,000. The top men’s and women’s finishers received $100,000. and the top two wheelchair champions had $25,00. The top American men’s and women’s finisher took home $25,000, with $5,000 going to the best non-binary runner. There is also a designated portion of the pool that will be awarded if someone breaks a course record. Information about this year’s exact prize money will likely come out after the race on Sunday.
Who won the last race?
Evans Chebet won the 2022 New York City Marathon in 2:08:41. He was followed by Shura Kitata (2:08:54) and Abdi Nageeye (2:10:31).
Sharon Lokedi was the first female finisher with a time of 2:23:23. Lonah Chemtai Salpeter was on her heels finishing in 2:23:30, and Gotytom Gebreslase wasn’t far behind in 2:23:39.
Jacob Caswell was the fastest non-binary participant last year, completing the marathon in 2:45:12. They were followed by Zackary Harris in 3:09:41, with Justin Solle taking third in 3:14:48.