4. Bronx Charity Cheer Zone (First Avenue and 120th Street)

Image via TCS NYC Marathon website

Coming off the Willis Avenue Bridge in the Bronx, runners will come face to face with what is regarded as the most difficult part of the race. To help marathon participants conquer “the wall,” the Marathon has set up a Charity Cheer Zone near miles 19 to 20. Some of more than 500 official charity partners of NYRR will be represented at this special cheer zone.

While this location is far from the most popular spot to catch the race, it’s situated at a point where runners need the most encouragement to power through.