How to Track Runners in the New York City Marathon.


If you’re cheering for runners in the New York City Marathon this weekend, you’ll be able to observe them in actual time on the TCS New York City Marathon app, the official race app. All runners shall be tracked through a chip in their marathon bibs, and can present up on the app’s marathon map as blue icons so you’ll be able to comply with their progress.

The app is accessible for each Apple and Android gadgets and is free to obtain. Spectators can observe runners by getting into a runner’s bib numbers or first and final identify into the “Tracking” area on the app’s menu. Runners may obtain the app and use a “share tracking” operate in their profiles to ship a hyperlink to family and friends.

Once you begin monitoring a runner, you’ll obtain computerized push notifications all through the race, together with when the runner crosses the begin line, hits the midway level and crosses the end line. You can watch runners in actual time on the course utilizing the “Map” area in the app’s menu.

The app can even present a spectator information with suggestions for journey instructions and the finest viewing places alongside the route, in addition to a runner’s estimated end time.

Runner monitoring can also be obtainable on-line at

Viewers can catch the race stay from residence on ESPN2 nationally (8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern time) and WABC-TV, Channel 7 regionally (8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern).