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2011 NYC Marathon

Ronald McDonald House Kids Charity Fun Run (file / credit: Ronald McDonald House)

Stories From Main Street: Ronald McDonald House Central Park Fun Run Nov. 12

The New York City Marathon isn’t the only race of note this month in Central Park. The Ronald McDonald House New York Kids Charity Fun Run is this Saturday.

11/07/2011

Apolo Ohno at a New York City Marathon press conference in Central Park - New York, NY - Nov 3, 2011 (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Gold Medal Speed Skater Apolo Ohno Running In NYC Marathon For Special Olympics

Mark Messier isn’t the only skater running in this year’s New York City Marathon.

11/04/2011

Former New York Rangers captain Mark Messier attends a press conference about the 2011 New York City Marathon in Central Park - New York, NY - Nov 3, 2011 (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Former New York Rangers Star Mark Messier Running In NYC Marathon For 9/11 Kids

Instead of lacing skates, a Rangers great will be lacing up his sneakers on Sunday.

11/04/2011

Grete Waitz - Oslo, Norway - Sep 23, 2009 (credit: ROALD BERIT/AFP/Getty Images)

2011 New York City Marathon Dedicated To Grete Waitz

Champion marathon runner Grete Waitz was a constant presence on the first weekend in November in Yew York City.

11/03/2011

Runners at the start of the New York City Marathon - Nov 7, 2010 (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Road Runners Considered Adding Second NYC Marathon

With the New York City Marathon (the world’s largest) growing in popularity, race organizers say making it a two-day event has been considered.

11/03/2011

Joe Bastianich (file / credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Restauranteur Joe Bastianich Running In 4th NYC Marathon

There is at least one runner in this Sunday’s New York City Marathon who eats for a living,

11/03/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and officials paint the finish line for the 2011 New York City Marathon in Central Park - New York, NY - Nov 2, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Mayor Bloomberg, Officials Paint Finish Line For New York City Marathon

After joining officials to paint the finish line in Central Park, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that the park will be ready for this Sunday’s New York City Marathon.

11/02/2011

Michelle King Gonzales - Oct 20, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Iraq War Veteran From Staten Island Running In NYC Marathon

Running long distances became an anchor for Michelle King Gonzales during her three tours in Iraq.

11/02/2011

The men's elite runners make their way through Queens during the New York City Marathon. (AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT)

Brooklyn’s Sal Polizzi Overcomes Personal Tragedy To Run NYC Marathon

When Sal Polizzi isn’t running the family pizzeria in Bushwick, Brooklyn, he’s running.

11/02/2011

Sam and Andrew Rausa (credit: Sam Rausa/Handout)

NJ Father And Son In NYC Marathon To Outrun Cancer

When Sam Rausa of Middletown, New Jersey was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008, the prognosis wasn’t good. Now, he and his son are hitting the pavement together!

11/01/2011

Men feed broken tree limbs into a wood chipper in New York's Central Park, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Crews Working To Clean Central Park From Downed Trees Ahead Of NYC Marathon

Nearly a thousand trees were badly damaged in Central Park by the storm.

11/01/2011

Rob Vassilarakis of the Bronx (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Rob Vassilarakis Goes From Living On Streets To Running Them In New York City Marathon

A nosy mom who couldn’t accept her son changed his life forever.

11/01/2011

(credit: Clip Art/Getty Images)

Health Scare Inspires Manhattan Woman To Run In New York City Marathon

At 28-years-old, Elizabeth Myuello suffered a heart attack brought on by an infection. Against medical advice, she began jogging eventually getting her heart strong enough to race in the New York City Marathon.

10/31/2011