TCS New York City Marathon Long Training Run #2


Stay safe in the heat. Read our warm-weather running tips in advance of Sunday's training run. 

Gearing up to run the TCS New York City Marathon or another fall marathon? Get in some long-distance practice with these runs, featuring built-in fuel, pace-setters, and training partners.

In the start corrals, participants will divide into groups based on pace. Please look for the sign indicating your planned per-mile pace and stage yourself accordingly.

If you choose to run with a pace group, members of the NYRR Pace Team—you’ll recognize their blue and white striped tanks—will carry signs that correspond with the following marathon finish times and paces:

Finish Time
per Mile
3:00 6:51
3:05 7:03
3:10 7:14
3:15 7:26
3:20 7:37
3:25 7:49
3:30 8:00
3:35* 8:12*
3:40 8:23
3:45 8:34
3:50 8:46
3:55 8:57
4:00* 9:09*
4:05 9:20
4:10* 9:32*
4:15 9:43
4:20 9:54
4:25 10:06
4:30 10:17
4:35 10:29
4:40 10:40
4:45 10:52
5:00 11:26
5:15 12:00
5:30 12:35
5:45 13:09

*Pace groups marked with an asterisk will have two NYRR Pace Team members available on the course.

All pacers will cover 20 miles, but individuals may shorten their distance to suit their training needs. Runners may switch between pace groups as they wish.

Runners faster than 7:00 per mile may begin before the 7:00 group; however, no pace leader will be provided. Water, PowerGel, and Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available on the 102nd Street Cross Drive throughout the run.

This is an unscored, untimed, noncompetitive run and does not count toward qualifying for guaranteed entry to the TCS New York City Marathon.

Event hashtag: #LongTrainingRun—use it in your public tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Course Info

The course consists of four loops of varying distances—one six-mile loop, followed by two five-mile loops and one four-mile loop.

Loop 1: Start on East Drive near the 102nd Street Cross Drive and head north for a six-mile circuit. The first mile includes the challenging Harlem Hills.

Loop 2 and 3: Run west on the 102nd Street Cross Drive (along which you'll find fluids, fuel, and toilets); turn left onto West Drive and complete a five-mile circuit, ending back on East Drive at the 102nd Street Cross Drive.

Loop 4: Cross the 102nd Street Cross Drive a final time and head down West Drive again. Turn left at the 72nd Street Transverse and left again onto East Drive. Run up Cat Hill for the third time and turn left to finish on the 102nd Street Cross Drive.

The official course will close at 10:00 a.m.

Entry Fees

*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes NYRR members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Program Leads and Assistants.
CategoryApril 26–
May 9
May 10–
Aug. 13
NYRR Member$10$12
NYRR Specialty Member*$8$10
NYRR Member Plus$10$12
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$10$12
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$16$18
NYRR Friend–Junior$13$15

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Saturday, August 5, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 6, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 7, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 8, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 9, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 10, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 11, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 12, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on event day. Numbers will be available on event day from 5:45 to 6:30 a.m. at Ballfield #8 near East Drive in Central Park. Event-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. There is no souvenir for this event.

If you're unable to pick up your materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need your QR code (printed or digitally). This policy is in effect for all our races and events except the TCS New York City Marathon.

Bag check, located on the 102nd Street Transverse, will be open from 5:45 to 10:30 a.m.  

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | Run Clean

Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your event-day transportation.

If you bike to the event, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All information is subject to change.


Sunday, August 13, 2017 7:00am

Central Park

6 to 20 miles

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Interactive Course Map

Both Men and Women
Staggered Start




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