Even if you’re not in New York City to catch all of the marathon action this weekend, there are several resources to watch the entire race from to start to finish—as well as some pre-race coverage. Wherever you are on Nov. 6, here’s how you can tune into the race live and track runners in real-time whether it’s through TV, on the web, or by phone.
From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 6, live coverage of the race will be broadcasted on ESPN2. ESPN commentators John Anderson and Sage Steele will serve as lead announcers with support from 13 nationally and locally recognized commentators, reporters, and analysts.
For those living in the New York tri-state area, tune into local WABC-TV, Channel 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST to catch the live race broadcast. Live pre-race coverage will start from 7 a.m. EST, and on Friday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. EST, and Saturday, Nov. 5, from 7:30 to 8 p.m. EST, WABC-TV will also feature special coverage of additional race-weekend events.
On the Web
In the NYC-area, you can watch the race on ABC7NY.com from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST. The rest of the country (and for those who have video subscriptions from affiliated providers) can tune into WatchESPN from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Additional race coverage will also be streaming live on ESPN3 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., as well as a view of the finish line from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
Download either the WatchABC (for New York residents) or WatchESPN (for national audiences) through the App Store or Google Play Store for Free, and be able to catch all the action on your smartphone and/or tablet.
We’ll be live-tweeting from the race on @runcompetitor. Follow us for the latest race day updates.
Our on-the-course spectator’s guide to watching the NYC Marathon will help you find the best places along the course to view the race that even the locals may not know about.
Know someone (or maybe several people) running this year’s NYC Marathon? You can track up to 20 runners, and stay up to date on the latest race-week and race-day events, by downloading the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon mobile app. Or use Live Results through the NYRR site to track up to 15 runners on race day.