New York City Marathon

marathon-runners-cold-weather.jpgThe Marathon

Every November, one event gets New York City buzzing: The Marathon! Since 1970, the New York Marathon has brought together both professional runners and amateurs on a 26.2-mile course through the five boroughs of New York City. It's one of the most popular marathons in the country and the world, for both its prestige and the incredible scenery runners encounter along the course. In recent years, the marathon has been sponsored by the financial group ING, rebranding the event to be called the ING New York City Marathon.

Every year the New York City Marathon takes place on the first Sunday in November. Racers apply for a spot in the popular race, organized every year by the New York Road Runners club. After the general applications process closes, runners may still be able to run with a sponsoring charity. All the details you'll need are on the ING NYC Marathon website.


The Course

There could hardly be a more beautiful time for a run in New York City than early November. Crisp, cool air will accompany the run through the city. It is an incredible spectacle to see the race begin in Staten Island on the Verrazano Bridge . Then the course winds through Brooklyn,  including Park Slope, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint for over 11 miles. After crossing the Pulaski Bridge , runners add a third borough to their list, as they step foot in Long Island City, Queens.

The most difficult part of the New York City Marathon is up next. Runners have to cross the East River via the Greensboro Bridge into Manhattan. The incline on this bridge is considered incredibly challenging, especially with so many miles already completed. Once in Manhattan, the course veers into the Bronx briefly before proceeding south through Harlem and along 5th Avenue to Central Park . This is where the course begins to wind down. Turning along Central Park South and re-entering Central Park at Columbus Circle , runners are greeted by thousands of cheering spectators at the finish line.

Planning Your Trip

Along with the Boston Marathon and the Chicago Marathon, the New York City Marathon is one of the biggest marathons in the country. It is also considered one of the World Marathon Majors for those travelers that might be interested in training for marathons across the globe. When you're visiting New York City for the marathon, you are going to want to be as comfortable as possible. By choosing an NYC vacation rental, you will have the feeling of a home away from home in the Big Apple. A rental will also give you the feeling of living like a local during your stay, avoiding the massive midtown impersonal hotels that provide no character for your trip.

 

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The ING New York City Marathon
November 3, 2013
Marathon Weekend kicks off Friday Nov. 1 in Central Park

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