02 November 2020, 4pm
Runners from locations all over the world participated including thousands hitting the streets of New York. Throughout the virtual event window, from 17 October – 1 November, more than 28,000 runners registered to be part of the global virtual event.
Top professional athletes, Olympians, Paralympians, celebrities, charity runners, and runners of all ages and abilities took part. The virtual marathon’s all-star lineup included running champions Des Linden, Deena Kastor, Meb Keflezighi, Tatyana McFadden, Daniel Romanchuk, Stephanie Bruce, and Emily Sisson. Renowned TV personalities Amy Robach and Willie Geist, as well as former professional athletes Tiki Barber and James Blake, all ran to support charities and impactful causes.
As part of the virtual marathon runners chart their own marathon courses. To capture the feeling of running the TCS New York City Marathon’s iconic course many runners finished at the official finish line in Central Park. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio celebrated and greeted runners as they completed their 26.2-mile accomplishment.