Carmen Douma-Hussar, Sarah Porter, Landon Peacock, and Christian Hesch set to race under a glittering sky of fireworks at midnight.
The annual event was inspired by Sao Paulo's New Year's Eve run.
The New York Road Runners are adapting to the race's increasing popularity.
The cutoff is 8 1/2 hours.
The pair will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame next week.
The former NYC Marathon champ has always given back.
The former Boston Marathon champion has been in the business for three decades.
The widower of the famous Norwegian runner will honor his late wife in next month's race.
A total prize purse of $30,000 is up for grabs.
No Portuguese runner has ever won the NYC Marathon.