TCS New York City Marathon
The first New York City Marathon was held in 1970 in Central Park, NY.
127 runners registered, only one of which was female, and only 55 entrants crossed the finish line. The registration fee was $1 and participants were given used baseball and bowling trophies for their efforts.
A few years later, the marathon expanded and took to the streets of NYC. This newly updated race crossed five bridges and five boroughs.
Since its inception, the marathon has always represented community spirit and strength; however, the 2001 race evolved into a symbol for hope too. Only a few short months after the September 11 terrorists’ attacks, runners and spectators eager to move beyond the tragedy, viewed the marathon with a sense of renewed hope and pride.
Last years’ race had more than 52,000 finishers, making it the largest marathon in the history of the event. With this year’s event coming up, plans to accommodate even more participants are underway.
Race Week Events
If you plan to charter flights to the New York City Marathon to either participate in or witness the race, plan to arrive at least a week early. There are some pretty fantastic events taking place prior to the event, like:
- Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff (5M)
- TCS New York City Marathon – Virtual 26.2M
- TCS New York City Marathon Expo
- Opening Ceremony
- Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K
2019 Race Day Schedule
In 2019, the New York City Marathon course will comprise of 26.2 miles of feet-pounding, heart-racing action. The course begins on Staten Island and finishes in Central Park. For more detailed information, take a look at the course map on the TCS New York City Marathon website.
Charter flights to the New York City Marathon are able to fly into several different airports. The most popular options, include:
- Teterboro Airport (TEB)
- Westchester County Airport (HPN)
- Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP)
- LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Accommodations: These hotels are centrally located and offer glimpses of the marathon, if you feel like catching a peek from your own room: Mandarin Oriental, New York Hilton Midtown, Warwick, JW Marriott Essex House, Ritz-Carlton, The Quin Central Park by Hilton Club, Trump International Hotel and Tower.
Are you looking to experience the exhilaration and determination that comes with participating in the New York City Marathon? Stratos Jets can arrange charter flights to the New York City Marathon on your behalf. Call our professional customer service agents at (888) 593-9066 or request a quote online to learn more.