I can't tell you how much it meant to me to see so many familiar faces last year - so many people excited to see me running through and cheering for me. If you live in the NYC area (or just plan to visit to cheer), please leave me a comment telling me where you will be so I can look for you. It gave me such an incredible feeling and kept me going. If you're going to be out there, give me either the mile marker, intersection or landmark you plan to cheer from. I will add you to my list to look for you when I'm running.
Here is my approximate timeline, which I think should be pretty accurate:
|TIME RANGE||MILE MARKER||BOROUGH||NEIGHBORHOOD/INTERSECTION|
|1055||1100||Mile 0||Staten Island||Starting Line, Green Wave, Corral 71, Bib 71-344|
|1107||1112||Mile 1||Staten Island||Still on the Verrazano Bridge|
|1119||1124||Mile 2||Brooklyn||Dyker Heights 95th St|
|1131||1136||Mile 3||Brooklyn||Bay Ridge, 7th Ave bet 78th & Bay Ridge Pkwy|
|1143||1148||Mile 4||Brooklyn||4th Ave & 65th St (right side of 4th Ave)|
|1155||1200||Mile 5||Brooklyn||Sunset Park, 4th Ave & 43rd St|
|1207||1212||Mile 6||Brooklyn||South Slope, 4th Ave & 24th St|
|1219||1224||Mile 7||Brooklyn||Park Slope, 4th St|
|1231||1236||Mile 8||Brooklyn||Flatbush & Lafayette|
|1244||1249||Mile 9||Brooklyn||Clinton Hill, Lafayette & Classon|
|1256||1301||Mile 10||Brooklyn||South Williamsburg, Bedford Ave bet Flushing & Lynch|
|1308||1313||Mile 11||Brooklyn||North Williamsburg, Bedford Ave at the Williamsburg Bridge|
|1320||1325||Mile 12||Brooklyn||GREENPOINT! Bedford & Lorimer|
|1335||1340||Mile 13||Brooklyn||Greenpoint/LIC Border, on the Pulaski Bridge|
|1348||1353||Mile 14||Queens||Long Island City, 44th Dr|
|1403||1408||Mile 15||Queens||Long Island City, Queens Blvd & the Queensboro Bridge|
|1420||1425||Mile 16||Manhattan||59th St & 1st Ave|
|1434||1439||Mile 17||Manhattan||Upper East Side, 77th St & 1st Ave|
|1448||1453||Mile 18||Manhattan||97th St & 1st Ave|
|1502||1507||Mile 19||Manhattan||East Harlem, 117th St & 1st Ave|
|1516||1521||Mile 20||Bronx||East 135th St|
|1530||1535||Mile 21||Bronx||Bronx/Manhattan - Madison Ave Bridge|
|1545||1550||Mile 22||Manhattan||122nd St & 5th Ave|
|1600||1605||Mile 23||Manhattan||102nd St & 5th Ave|
|1615||1620||Mile 24||Manhattan||Central Park: 84th St, east side|
|1630||1635||Mile 25||Manhattan||Central Park: 66th St, east side|
|1645||1650||Mile 26||Manhattan||Central Park: 61st St, west side|
|1648||1653||Mile 26.2||Manhattan||Central Park: Finish line!|
Here is a link to the course map, including transportation options nearby.
If you want to keep tabs on me (or anyone else) from somewhere other than the course, you can download the app and follow up to 10 runners. (Input my bib number: 71344)
You can watch it on TV in NYC or the rest of the country. (Details here) There is also a live stream online that morning if you don't have TV or live outside the country.
I will also be using my Runtastic app on my phone, which will send a link to Facebook (and I think twitter) when my run starts. That's one additional way you can follow along. You can add me as a friend.
So that should be everything you need to know for the big day.