Over 50,000 runners crossed the finish line at the New York City marathon, the world’s largest 26.2-mile race, on Sunday. The biggest names on Wall Street, from Barclays to BlackRock, formed teams to run through the cities five boroughs.
Barclays, Bloomberg LLP, BlackRock, BNP Parabis, Credit Suisse, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Google, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Societe Generale, and several other major companies were represented at Sunday’s race.
Team Morgan Stanley and Friends donated nearly $80,000 to the American Cancer society, and Team KPMG raised $26,500.
The race, which took place on November 1, 2015, is sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) along with Airbnb, ASICS, United Airlines, the Rudin family, ABC, and ESPN. Before 2013, the Dutch financial firm ING was the title sponsor.
Wall Street bankers weren’t the only A-listers at the race, which began on Staten Island and finished in Central Park. Celebrities Alicia Keys, Ethan Hawke, and tennis player James Blake all took part this year.
The winners of the men’s and women’s 26.2 races were Kenyans Stanley, Biwott and Mary Keitany, who finished in 2:10:34 and 2:24:25, respectively.
48 percent of all runners are American, and the next biggest delegations are from France (7%), Italy (6.7%), Britain (5.9%), and Germany (5.4%).
$415 million: the amount NYC as a city will bring in revenue from the marathon this year.
$22.2 million: Estimated sales and occupancy tax generated from extra visitors
50:000: the number of runners this year.
48%: number of participants that are American
9:20am: start time
$255: entry fee for US runners.
$347: entry fee for foreign runners.
4:34:45: average finish time in hours, minutes, seconds for 2014 runners.
95: Age of oldest runner, Jonathan Mendes
130: Countries represented in 2014 marathon.
$2,500: Amount runners can raise with selected charities to guarantee a spot in the race.
258,100: Number of guests that visited the NYC during last year’s marathon
$705,000: Guaranteed total prize money of the 2015 race with potential time bonuses as well.
2 million: Number of people who watched yesterday’s race.
$34.5 million: Amount raised last year for charities by roughly 8,500 runners.
$73 million: Annual revenue for the New York Road Runners.