30 Celebrities Who've Run the New York City Marathon

30 Celebrities Who've Run the New York City Marathon

Celebs—they’re just like you! You’ve heard that one before, but when it comes to marathoning, it’s actually true. Every year, notables from the worlds of food, fashion, film, TV, music, and sports take on the TCS New York City Marathon and they do it just like any other runner would: They raise money for causes close to their hearts, they suck it up during long runs, they learn how to rip into a PowerGel. Some get such a rush from running the five boroughs that they come back to do it all over again.  
 

Sean Astin

Remember Mikey Walsh from The Goonies? That’s actor Sean Astin, who ran a 6:02:33 at the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon.

Tiki Barber

The former New York Giants running back is a regular at the TCS New York City Marathon—he’s crossed the finish line the past four years. In November 2017, the NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador clocked a 4:38:15.

Richard Blais

The restaurateur, cookbook author, and former Top Chef contestant and judge has finished the New York City Marathon five times. The 45-year-old ran the 2017 race in 5:15:16.

James Blake

The retired pro tennis player ran the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon in 3:51:19, raising money the James Blake Foundation, which funds research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Raúl González Blanco

The retired Real Madrid striker ran the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon in 3:26:05.

Katrina Bowden

Consistency was key for 30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden, who finished the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in 4:16:20 and the following year’s race in 4:19:39.

Sean Combs

The hip-hop artist clocked a 4:14:54 at the New York City Marathon in 2003—he was going by P. Diddy at the time—and raised $2 million to support kids, including those in NYC public schools.

Elizabeth Falkner

At age 50, the celebrity chef, author, and TV personality completed her first marathon at the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon, where she ran as an NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador and finished the race in 5:40:01.

Bobby Flay

Celebrity chef, restaurateur, and Food Network star Bobby Flay spent the 2000s cooking up a New York City Marathon personal best—he ran the race in 2002, 2006, and 2010, when he finished in 4:01:37.

Kevin Hart

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart ran the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon in 4:05:06 but—funny story—he wasn’t the most popular Kevin Hart in the race. Kevin Hart of Hollywood—Florida, not California—was the top-tracked runner in the TCS New York City Marathon Mobile App. The name mix-up garnered media attention for “the other Kevin Hart,” who ran the TCS New York City Marathon to celebrate his 58th birthday.  

Teri Hatcher

When the Desperate Housewives star finished the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in 5:06:42, she was no stranger to endurance events. Hatcher finished the Malibu Triathlon in 2009.

Ethan Hawke

Actor, writer, and director Ethan Hawke, of Training Day and Boyhood fame, finished the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon in 4:25:30. He ran alongside his wife, Ryan Hawke, to raise money for The Doe Fund, an organization that works to break the cycles of homelessness, addiction, and incarceration.

Katie Holmes

Joey Potter’s jogs around the Worthington campus paid off—at age 30, Dawson’s Creek alum Katie Holmes finished the 2007 New York City Marathon in 5:29:58.

Candice Huffine

The model and body activist ran the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon as an NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador. After finishing the race in 5:43:03, she celebrated with her husband at the finish line. 

Daniel Humm

The Eleven Madison Park co-owner secured a speedy 3:12:10 finish at the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon, where he ran with a team of 20 colleagues to raise money for No Kid Hungry. He also finished the race in 2008 and 2015.

Alicia Keys

Six years after her collaboration with Jay-Z on the number-one single “Empire State of Mind,” the Manhattan native took on NYC’s biggest race in 2015, finishing in 5:50:52.

Karlie Kloss

The 25-year-old supermodel and Kode with Klossy founder—the org hosts coding summer camps for girls—ran her first 26.2-miler at the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon and finished in 4:41:50.

Mario Lopez 

Mario Lopez played high-school athlete A.C. Slater on Saved by the Bell and grew up to be one himself: He finished the 2011 New York City Marathon in 4:23:30.

Casey Neistat

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YouTuber, filmmaker, and five-time New York City Marathon finisher Casey Neisat ran an event personal best of 3:03:17 in 2013, the fastest finish time on this list. 

Apolo Ohno

The retired speed skater and eight-time Olympic medalist is fast on the ice—and the streets of NYC. He finished the 2011 New York City Marathon in 3:25:12.  

Carole Radziwill

Last year, the 54-year-old Real Housewives of New York City star made exercise a priority and took on the TCS New York City Marathon. She finished the race in 6:42:06.

Al Roker

At 63 years old, the longtime Today co-host ran the 2010 New York City Marathon and finished in 7:09:44.

Theo Rossi

The Staten Island native and Sons of Anarchy star ran 3:35:48 at the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon.

Prince Royce

The bachata singer returned to his birthplace—Royce is a Bronx native—to run the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon and finished the event in 4:39:30.

Related: Prince Royce on Training for a Marathon: “I’ve Become Such a Stronger Human Being”

Marcus Samuelsson

At age 44, the celebrity chef and owner of Harlem’s Red Rooster restaurant ran the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon in 3:36:42, keeping consistent with his 2001 New York City Marathon finish time of 3:34:37.

Nev Schulman

On November 6, 2016, the Manhattan native returned to his home park to finish the TCS New York City marathon in 3:21:58. The host and executive producer of MTV's Catfish ran on behalf of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization.

Christy Turlington-Burns

The model and Every Mother Counts founder ran the 2011 New York City Marathon in 4:20:47 at age 42. She returned to race the 2013 event, finishing in 4:35:32.

Patrick Wilson

The Tony- and Golden Globe-nominated actor and star of The Conjuring ran the 2013 New York City Marathon in 3:32:35.

Caroline Wozniacki

The Danish pro tennis player, who’s currently ranked no. 1 on the WTA tour, ran the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in 3:26:33.

Ethan Zohn

The retired pro soccer player and Survivor: Africa winner ran the 2010 New York City Marathon in 4:16:20. He returned to take on the streets of NYC in 2011 and again in 2015.


Inspired to run this star-studded event? Apply for a spot in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. The application will be open through February 15, 2018.

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