- 47,000 are expected to start the race in 2012 (assuming they all arrive after Hurricane Sandy's disruption), and about 45,000 are likely to finish it. How Many is 47,000?
- If thte 2012 event is like previous events, then over two million spectators will crowd the sidelines during the NYC Marathon, cheering for the runners the entire way. There's not a specific count for spectators in Brooklyn. Marathoners Invade Brooklyn, If Briefly
- Dozens of bands dotting the runners' course will motivate and entertain everybody: it's a party! . Get information on live entertainment and other spectator tips
Q 5: What Brooklyn Streets are Closed During the Race?
- It's hard to overestimate how many runners participate in the New York City Marathon: once it gets cranking, there's no way to cross these streets. So make sure you stand and park on the side of the street that you want to be near when you're done watching the Marathon. Which Streets are Closed to Traffic, and When Do They Re-Open on Marathon Sunday?