Formerly known as the ING NYC Marathon, this year's race is sponsored by TCS, or Tata Consultancy Services, an IT, consulting, and business solutions firm. This year marks the first of an eight-year tenure with TCS as the primary sponsor.
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The 26.2-mile annual event has taken place on the first Sunday in November since 1970. The race commences at Fort Wadsworth, near the approach to the Verrazano Bridge. As Staten Island is sometimes the "forgotten borough," the race's starting point attracts runners and supporters from all over New York City, the country, and even the world. This offers these tourists a rare glimpse of a borough they otherwise may have never visited.
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This year, TCS has brought about new technology for race-goers and spectators. The TCS New York City Marathon Mobile App is available for free on both Apple and Android devices. The app allows live tracking of runners, leaderboards, course maps, and various other marathon stats and points of interest.
This exciting event will take place Sunday, November 2nd, and will be broadcast on ABC and NY1.