The opening ceremonies held on October 30th showcased runners from around the world, marching together across the marathon finish line. Grand Marshal Spike Lee was there to mark the moment, and representatives from NYC running clubs and several U.S. organizations, as well as professional runners and wheelchair athletes also join in the festivities.
Following the parade, the TCS New York City Marathon Fireworks Presented by Poland Spring lit up the skies over Central Park.
Part 1 - Welcoming Remarks, and the beginning of the parade.
Part 2 - The parade continues.
Part 3 - Parade ends, flags of all nations massed near the finish line
Part 4 - Grand Marshal Spike Lee and Team for Kids ring the gong and kick off marathon weekend!
Part 5- Ceremonies conclude with fireworks.