What is it?
The TCS New York City Marathon Opening Ceremony Presented by United Airlines, a spectacular event that celebrates the diversity of the race, kicks off TCS New York City Marathon weekend!
Following a pre-show at 4:45 p.m., the Parade of Nations begins at 5:30 p.m. and showcases runners from around the world as they parade across the finish line. Representatives from NYC running clubs and several U.S. organizations, as well as professional runners and wheelchair athletes, are part of the procession. The TCS New York City Marathon Fireworks Presented by Poland Spring lights up the night sky after the parade.
The festivities are free and open to everyone—tickets are available at the TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance and the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion throughout race week, as well as on site. Come out and be a part of the celebration! (Please note: Event information is subject to change.)
Date and Time
- Friday, November 3; pre-show at 4:45 p.m.; Parade of Nations at 5:30 p.m., followed by the TCS New York City Marathon Fireworks Presented by Poland Spring.
- The event opens at 4:00 p.m. and the pre-show begins at 4:45 p.m. Grandstand seating is available to ticket-holders, and overflow standing room is available along the parade route.
The TCS New York City Marathon Opening Ceremony Presented by United Airlines takes place in Central Park south of the finish line. View a map of the parade route.
Watch the TCS New York City Marathon Opening Ceremony Presented by United Airlines on ABC7NY.com starting at 5:25 p.m. and live at 5:30 p.m. ET in the NYC-metro area on WABC-TV, Channel 7.