The New York City Marathon 2022 is scheduled on November 6, 2022. The big even struggled through the pandemic but returned in 2021 with 30,000 participants. “The biggest thing I’m looking forward to is we’re back to full scale with 50,000 finishers,” said Ted Metellus, the race director.
In 2021, the marathon was limited to only 30,000 participants, with around 25,000 finishing the race.
A lot of international runners are lined up to participate in this year’s marathon. Nearly 40% of runners on the field are foreign participants. Metellus said this adds to the city’s economy due to hotels, travel, and shopping.
Here’s all you need to know about the event.
The marathon is scheduled on November 6, 2022.
The marathon will begin at 8:30 a.m. EDT.
The 26.2-mile race starts from Staten Island. The runners follow up to the north through Brooklyn and Queens. They then cross the Queensboro Bridge into Manhattan, further heading north towards Bronx and turning back to Manhattan again, finishing in Central Park.
Celebrities participating in this year’s marathon:
Famous actor Ashton Kutcher is the headliner for this year’s event. Kutcher has partnered with Peloton, an exercise equipment and media company to help train him for the marathon. This participation would benefit his charity, Thorn.
Several other stars have returned for this marathon. Among those is Tiki Barber, former New York Giants who will run his eighth straight marathon. Nev Schulman, the MTV producer and host of “Catfish: The TV Show”, is also participating in the event, making it his sixth New York Marathon.
Three Olympic medallists will also run this year: Marit Bjorgen, a Norwegian cross-country skier, Meghan Duggan, a former American ice hockey player, and Monica Puig, a former tennis professional from Puerto Rico.
Several stars from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette franchise have also signed up as runners. This includes actors like Matt James and Zac Clark.