The 2020 New York City Marathon, which was to have been run on Sunday, November 1, has officially been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. "While the marathon is an iconic and beloved event in our city, I applaud New York Road Runners for putting the health and safety of both spectators and runners first,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio in a statement. "We look forward to hosting the 50th running of the marathon in November of 2021."

“Canceling this year’s TCS New York City Marathon is incredibly disappointing for everyone involved, but it was clearly the course we needed to follow from a health and safety perspective,” said Michael Capiraso, president and CEO of New York Road Runners. “Marathon Day and the many related events and activities during race week are part of the heart and soul of New York City and the global running community, and we look forward to coming together next year."

That gives us even more time to train for next year. The 50th running of the New York City Marathon will take place on November 7, 2021.