Saturday, September 24, 2011

2011 Prospect Park Track Club NYC Marathon Activities

On Saturday, October 29th Prospect Park Track Club is sponsoring a group run of the last 10 miles of the NYC Marathon course.  We will meet under the   at Engineers Gate).  At the “finish line” (the Tavern on the Green parking lot) there will be more goodies waiting for us.  This event is free and open to the public.  We just ask that you let us know if you are going to join us.  Please send an email to membership@pptc.org if you are joining us.



59th Street Bridge at  1st Avenue  and be ready to run by 8 a.m...  As usual this run will be supported by a rolling aid station.  There will be Gatorade, cold water and energy food waiting for us before we cross the Willis Ave Bridge (1st Avenue and 125th Street) and as we enter Central Park (90th Street).  For a details on crossing the Willis Ave Bridge and getting into The Bronx, click this
http://pptcblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-cross-willis-ave-bridge-and.html


The importance of this run cannot be stressed enough.   Eight days later you will be running this same route after covering 16 miles.  You will have the memory of how easy and fun it was with fresh feet and how close the finish line is.  This is also a great run for someone who is not running the NYC Marathon:  It is a way to “have a taste” of the Marathon

On Marathon Sunday, JackRabbit Sports has joined us in transporting Brooklyn runners to the start.  Buses will be leaving from the front of their Brooklyn store,    Buses will leave promptly at 6 AM and will not wait.  JackRabbit will be open starting at 5 AM on Marathon Sunday. They will be providing goodie bags, a bathroom, a place to be warm and dry, and the opportunity to purchase any last minute items.  151 7th Avenue  between Garfield and Carroll and will take you to Fort Wadsworth.

The cost for bus transportation is $10 for PPTC members and $15 for “friends.”  All seats are prepaid and go quickly.  There are no walk-ons – reservations are required.  If you are taking the PPTC bus, you will need to be in front of Jack Rabbit Sports no later than 5:45 a.m. to be checked in.   Click here (or go to www.pptc.org if you are holding a piece of paper) for a link to our no extra fee checkout  to reserve your place on the bus (The bus is sold out!)

After the race, we have our own Marathon reunion area.  You can meet your friends and family at PS 87, located on  West 77th Street  between Columbus and Amsterdam. It is just 2 blocks from the finish line.  We will provide hot chocolate, fruit, cold soda, bagels an indoor restroom with a place to change.  This event is free and open to PPTC Member and their “friends” who joined us on the marathon bus.  We just ask that you let us know if you are going to join us.  We will transport your bag of stuff from JackRabbit to our reunion area.

Questions:  Membership@pptc.org  or 718-595-2049

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi-
Just wanted to RSVP for 5 runners joining in the last 10 miles on Sat. Oct. 29th. Not sure where to respond so.....
See you at 8am!

CMARF said...

Hello! Forecast of rain for tomorrow Oct 29. Any possibility if the event can be moved for Sunday, Oct 30 instead. It's too close to run the risk of a cold or blisters a week before the marathon. Just wondering.

C.G.

Chicken Underwear said...

There are probably other groups doing it on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Will there be a place to check or leave bags for tomorrow's 10 mile run that will be supervised?

CMARF said...

Just in case you hear of any groups, would you so kind to post it here on your site? Thank you....

Chicken Underwear said...

It is gonna be in a car. We are driving the stuff from 1st and 59th to Tavern on the Green.