Today, thousands of ambitious runners will embark on a grueling 26.2-mile course as they tackle the annual TCS NYC Marathon. The first wave of runners will take off at 8:30 a.m., beginning in Staten Island and making their way through each borough before ending at the southern end of Central Park.
The official marathon website has put out a detailed spectator’s guide, but if you’re not really feeling the motivation to cheer alongside thousands of people, you can watch the parade from the comforts of your own home.
ABC7 will broadcast live coverage of the marathon from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. while the channel’s website will livestream the entire race, reports Runner’s World. You can watch the race on ESPN 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and there will also be a livestream on ESPN’s WatchESPN app. Additionally, Runner’s World will offer commentary on Twitter.
Here are start times (PDF!) for the different categories of racers:
8:30 a.m.: Men’s Professional Wheelchair Division
8:32 a.m.: Women’s Professional Wheelchair Division
8:52 a.m.: Slow Handcycle Category and Select Athletes with Disabilities
9:20 a.m.: Professional Women
9:50 a.m.: Professional Men & Wave 1
10:15 a.m.: Wave 2
10:40 a.m.: Wave 3
11 a.m.: Wave 4
- NYC Marathon: route, street closures, subway changes, and more [Curbed]
- Here’s How to Watch the 2018 NYC Marathon [Runner’s World]