NEW YORK (PIX11) — The TCS New York City Marathon kicks off on Sunday, but festivities kicked off on Friday night in the city.
In less than 48 hours, people from all over the world will compete in the 26.2 mile marathon.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton spoke on Thursday about security, and said the marathon will have tight security, and that it will be a safe event.
Anne Browning from Brisbane, Australia told PIX11 News she can already see the security around her.
“I believe that they’ve taken every precaution to make it safe,” said Browning.
In Central Park, on Friday night we saw preparations. Millions are expected to watch.
According to a press release for the event:
“The race began in 1970 with just 127 entrants racing four laps of Central Park. Today, an estimated 50,000 runners from around the world tour New York City’s five boroughs. Millions of fans cheer the runners from the streets and watch the global television broadcast. The race is part of the World Marathon Majors, an alliance of the world’s six most important marathons that each year determines the world’s top male and top female marathoner.”