New York City Marathon

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New York City Marathon


The New York City Marathon, which takes place in the vibrant city of New York, experiences a wide range of typical weather conditions and weather variations on race day. Held in early November, the event is often characterized by mild to cool temperatures with an average high of around 55°F (13°C) and a low of 45°F (7°C). However, it is important to note that the weather in New York City during this time can be highly unpredictable. Participants must be prepared for potential weather variations such as chilly winds, fog, or occasional rain. In some years, the race day has seen warmer temperatures reaching the 60s (°F, approximately 15-20°C) range while  in other years, it has witnessed colder temperatures dipping into the 30s (°F, approximately 0-5°C).  Therefore, runners must plan their attire and strategy accordingly and be ready to adapt to the ever-changing weather conditions that can add an element of challenge and excitement to the New York City Marathon.

Historical Weather at the New York City Marathon

Note: the race start time shown above is based on first wave or main event start. Many races feature multiple waves, or different starts for different athlete classes. Additionally, race start times may vary from year to year. The value shown is for purposes of understanding typical weather conditions. If you run this race, consult the official race information for a more accurate start time.