ALL TRAINING RUNS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE. WE WILL TRY TO PROVIDE LEADERS FOR DIFFERENT PACE GROUPS. A LIMITED NUMBER OF PRINTED DIRECTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE
THE DATES BELOW WERE FOR 2021. WE EXPECT SIMILAR DATES FOR 2022. PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR DISCUSSION AND UPDATES
TRAINING RUN #1: SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 8:00 A.M.
START AT TIMES SQUARE, 47TH AND BROADWAY
FINISH ON RANDALL'S ISLAND
Start line to mile 35 on the race course. This run goes from Times Square through Central Park, along the Hudson River in upper Manhattan, and all through the Bronx, including Van Cortlandt Park, Pelham Parkway, Orchard Beach, Sound View Park and south Bronx before finishing up after entering Randall's Island.. Many subway lines to the start, the finish is near 138th St. on the 6 Train, or an additional jog or walk to Astoria in Queens or Harlem in Manhattan.
TRAINING RUN #2: SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 8:00 A.M.
START ON RANDALL'S ISLAND NEAR THE BRONX KILL FOOTBRIDGE
FINISH AT THE UNISPHERE IN FLUSHING MEADOWS PARK, QUEENS
Mile 35 to 58 on the race course, a 23-mile run. Beginning on Randall's Island, this leg featuredpasses through Astoria, passes near LaGuardia Airport, then through some quiet residential neighborhoods before entering the recreation path along the Cross-Island Parkway, and finishes by running along the Vanderbilt Motorway through Alley Pond, Cunningham, Kissena and Kissena Corridor Parks before finishing up in Flushing Meadows Park at the Unisphere. Start is a short distance from the 138th St. stop on the 6 train, or a jog/walk from Harlem in Manhattan or Astoria Queens. The finish is near the 7 train at Mets-Willets Point.
TRAINING RUN #3: SUNDAY, MAY 2, 8:00 A.M.
START AT THE UNISPHERE IN FLUSHING MEADOWS PARK, QUEENS
FINISH AT THE PARACHUTE JUMP AT CONEY ISLAND, BROOKLYN
Mile 58 to 82 on the race course, a 24-mile run. Beginning at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park, this leg covers some residential neighborhoods in southern Queens, then following Cross-Bay Boulevard to Far Rockaway, on the beach promenade and streets to Jacob Riis Park, then across the Marine Parkway Bridge to Brooklyn, eventually to Brighton Beach and Coney Island. The start is near the Mets-Willets Pont stop on the 7 train, the finish is at the parachute jump, on the boardwalk near W. 17th St., close to the Stillwell Avel subway station for the D, F and Q trains.
TRAINING RUN #4: SATURDAY, MAY 22, 6:00 P.M.
START AT THE PARACHUTE JUMP AT CONEY ISLAND, BROOKLYN
FINISH AT TIMES SQUARE, 42ND ST AND BROADWAY, MANHATTAN
Mile 82 to 100 (finish line) on the race course, an 18-mile run. This is a Saturday evening run. We run from the Coney Island Boardwalk, along the water underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, along 4th Ave. in Brooklyn, through downtown Brooklyn and across the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan, making our way to Times Square. Optional drinks to follow at a nearby bar. The start is on the boardwalk near W. 16th St. at the Parachute Jump, near the Stillwell Ave. Station for the D, F and Q trains.