If you’re cheering for runners in the New York City Marathon this weekend, you can track them in real time on the TCS New York City Marathon app, the official race app. All runners will be tracked via a chip in their marathon bibs, and will show up on the app’s marathon map as blue icons so you can follow their progress.
The app is available for both Apple and Android devices and is free to download. Spectators can track runners by entering a runner’s bib numbers or first and last name into the “Tracking” field on the app’s menu. Runners can also download the app and use a “share tracking” function in their profiles to send a link to friends and family.
Once you start tracking a runner, you’ll receive automatic push notifications throughout the race, including when the runner crosses the start line, hits the halfway point and crosses the finish line. You can watch runners in real time on the course using the “Map” field in the app’s menu.
The app will also provide a spectator guide with tips for travel directions and the best viewing locations along the route, as well as a runner’s estimated finish time.
Runner tracking is also available online at liveresults.nyrr.org.
Viewers can catch the race live from home on ESPN2 nationally (8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern time) and WABC-TV, Channel 7 locally (8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern).