Distance: 26.20 mi
Type: Point-to-point, Road
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Address: Ing New York City Marathon, New York Road Runners, 9 East 89th Street, New York, Ny 10128
Filed Under: Running
The first New York City Marathon, in 1970, was four-plus laps of Central Park. In 1976, in celebration of the U.S. bicentennial, NYRR moved the marathon to the streets of New York's five boroughs: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan. The course united dozens of culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods, passing over bridges, dodging a few potholes, and finishing up at Tavern on the Green in world-famous Central Park.
Twenty-eight years later, the course continues to challenge thousands of athletes every year, and has become a model for big-city marathon courses around the world.
The expo features race registration, the Marathon Store, the New York Road Runners booth and stage, and more than 100 vendors and exhibitors of health and fitness products. Free and open to the public, the expo provides convenient shopping, information, product samples, and activities, whether you?re signed up for the big race or not. The expo is also the place to buy passes to marathon events, such as guest tickets to the Marathon Eve Dinner or a start bus pass for yourself. You must pick up your race number in person with valid, government-issued photo identification at the expo. A passport is required for all international participants except residents of Canada or Puerto Rico, who may use a driver?s license.To the expo: Jacob Javits Convention Center, Hall 3E, 11th Avenue at 35th Street, Manhattan
The following public bus routes stop at the Javits Center: M34: Runs along 34th Street, including a stop at Penn Station. M42: Runs along 42nd Street (including stops at Grand Central Terminal and Port Authority Bus Terminal) and 11th Avenue.
The fare is $2, payable by MetroCard or exact change (coins only). All city buses are wheelchair accessible.