The NYC Marathon, scheduled for November 2nd this year, takes runners through all five boroughs. Established in 1970, the marathon is the largest in the world, with more than 50,000 finishers (according to 2013 numbers.) The Marathon will be celebrating 44 years of existence, and although the panic of Ebola and terror attacks are present, it should not affect the ambition of the runners to participate. If you ever wondered what the race entailed, here is a step by step route description.
The 26.2 mile-race begins on Staten Island, at the Fort Wadsworth-side of the Verrazano Bridge, (which will be closed to traffic throughout the events.) Runners will continue north in Brooklyn on Fourth Avenue, (Mile 5), before reaching the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Flatbush Avenue (Mile 8). The route then leads through Williamsburg and Greenpoint to the Queensboro Bridge at Mile 15.
At this point, runners will head uptown along the East Side on First Avenue. The route peaks at 128 Street in the Bronx at Mile 21, before dipping back down Fifth Avenue and to the finish line at Central Park West Drive and 67th street.
Security experts claim that they will not be increasing the level of protection, except they will be making the screening process more intense for those participating and observing the event. It will be a day to remember as the NYC Marathon hits a milestone of one million total finishers since 1970. So, for all the Fitmark athletes out there, tune in on November 2nd to watch another great race and get some advice from runners who will discuss their own training routines and diets before the race!
The Fitmark Team