New York Road Runners
The 13.1-mile race through Manhattan began in Central Park at 7:30 a.m.
Hundreds of people will lace up their sneakers to scale 1,576 steps up the Empire State Building.
New York City Marathon runners can receive a refund of their entry fee after this year’s race was canceled because of Superstorm Sandy.
For the NYRR’s sake, I hope the attention will not be on how long it took the city to cancel the race, but on the thousands of runners who ended up on Staten Island, who brought food, clothes and suitcases full of goods to those who needed it.
The New York City Marathon was canceled early Friday evening, a decision that was widely applauded, even if it did come a lot later than many expected.
Inspiring or inappropriate? New Yorkers and runners from around the world debated whether a marathon should be run with disaster for a backdrop.
Many runners check a bag with a change of clothes, cell phone and wallet to pick up at the finish. The rule was so unpopular an online petition drew 1,400 signatures from angry runners, causing the marathon to change course.
By then it will still be less than three months since the Olympic race.
Today was a big day for those hoping to run 26.2 miles in the 2012 New York City Marathon — including one “ridiculously photogenic guy.”
Kids from all over took part in the race, which was held at the Armory Track.
The 2012 New York City Marathon will be shown on live national television for the first time in nearly 20 years.
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.
Race director Mary Wittenberg says a 93,000 people applied to the lottery and winners were announced today near Columbus Circle.
A distance runner from Tokyo is emerging as the sentimental favorite for Sunday’s New York City Half-Marathon.
The issue centers on so-called “noncharitable athletic parades” with registration fees. The NYPD is thinking about charging the full cost for such work as controlling traffic and shutting down streets.