New York City Marathon to return at 60% capacity

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FILE – This is a Nov. 6, 2005, file photo showing runners on the upper level of the Verrazano Bridge at the start of the 36th New York City Marathon. The New York City Marathon scheduled for Nov. 1, 2020, has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. New York Road Runners announced the cancellation of the world’s largest marathon Wednesday, June 24, 2020, after coordinating with the mayor’s office and deciding the race posed too many health and safety concerns for runners, volunteers, spectators and others.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(WLNS) — The New York City Marathon will return this fall for its 50th anniversary.

The marathon will be on November 7th with some changes.

The marathon will allow for 33,000 participants, about 60% of its usual number.

Registration opens on June 8th, and health and safety guidelines will be in place and may be subject to change, depending on what guidance emerges between now and marathon day.

The New York road runners club, says participants who originally signed up for the canceled 2020 marathon will be contacted about entry into this year’s race.

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