While the New York City Marathon is known for its enormous field (50,000-plus in recent years) including world-class elite runners leading the way, it also gets its share of public figures running each year. Past celebrities include Diddy, Will Ferrell, Teri Hatcher, Edward Norton, Pamela Anderson, Alanis Morisette and more.

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This year’s list of notable runners ranges from a Grammy-winning musician to an Oscar-winning actor to a few former professional athletes in other sports. Here’s a look at some of the names you’ll see in New York on Nov. 1:


Alicia Keys
Ethan Hawke
Sean Astin
James Blake
Tiki Barber
Katrina Bowden
Cat Greenleaf
Daniel Humm
Gary Williams