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  • 4. TITLE SPONSOR H O S T B R OA D C A S T E R New York Road Runners 9 East 89th Street New York, NY 10128 P R I N C I PA L S P O N S O R S Dear Runner, In just a few short weeks, we’ll be welcoming you to NYC for the experience of a lifetime. As you put the finishing touches on your training, please take a few moments to read this handbook, and make sure to pack it with you for the marathon. It’s chock-full of information that will help you during your time here—from getting to the expo to planning fun activities for your friends and family. P R O D U C E D I N C O O P E R AT I O N W I T H : For details and the latest updates, watch your inbox for e-mails and check out the official marathon website, Even if you’ve run with us The City of New York Mayor’s Office of Film, before, there are lots of exciting new activities and events this year—the Mara- Michael R. Bloomberg Theatre and Broadcasting thon Opening Ceremony featuring the Parade of Nations and Inaugural Hall of Mayor Fame Presentation on Friday night, the NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K race National Park Service through Midtown on Saturday morning for marathoners, friends, and family, New York City Gateway National and much more. Police Department Recreation Area Raymond W. Kelly Staten Island Unit It’s hard to describe the special energy in NYC during Marathon Week, as Commissioner 45,000 runners from around the world assemble to take on the challenge of running 26.2 miles through our incredible city. Perhaps Chilean miner Edison Central Park Conservancy New York City Peña captured the feeling best last year when he said after his historic run: Fire Department “I wanted to show the world that I could do it. I struggled with myself, with Salvatore J. Cassano Metropolitan my own pain. But I made it to the finish line.” That’s what it’s all about, right? Commissioner Transportation Authority We’re just so excited that you’ll be with us this year to take on the challenge, Bridges and Tunnels the struggle…and the achievement of crossing that finish line in Central Park. New York City Sports Commission United States This year, you can also look forward to unparalleled access to the race, even Army Reserves if you’re not running. In addition to our exciting broadcast coverage, we’re offering an enhanced Mobile Spectator App that lets marathoners and spectators New York City put all 26.2 miles in their pocket. And, as ever, we have a top field of world-class Department of Sanitation United States Coast Guard athletes including defending men’s champion Gebre Gebremariam, as well as John J. Doherty an extraordinary wheelchair field; more than 200 charity partners aiming to top Commissioner last year’s fundraising total of $30.8 million; and our own NYRR Team for Kids Office of helping us transform the lives of children. New York City Emergency Management Department of Transportation It will all be here before you know it—but you’ll be ready, trust us. And our Janette Sadik-Khan team—hardworking NYC agencies, dedicated sponsors, the best volunteers Department of Commissioner Environmental Protection anywhere, and amazing NYRR staff and board of directors—will be ready for you. We can hardly wait. City of New York Parks and Recreation Port Authority of Yours in running, Adrian Benepe New York & New Jersey Commissioner USATF New York City AIMS/Association of Department of Education International Marathons USATF/IAAF/ Mary Wittenberg AIMS Certified Course President and CEO, New York Road Runners New York City Race Director, ING New York City Marathon Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Ham Radio Operators2 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 3
  • 5. © 2011 United Air Lines, Inc. All rights reserved. CONTENTS WELCOME ..................................... 3 FINISH and POST-FINISH You’re not the ESSENTIALS Finish Line ................................................... 43 for RUNNERS ...........................13 Baggage Pickup ....................................... 43 Meeting Friends and Family................. 43 RACE WEEK ..............................16 only ones setting Finisher Certificate .................................. 43 TRAVEL .............................................18 SPECTATORS your sights high. EXPO and FANS Number/Packet Pickup ............................19 Before Marathon Week .......................... 45 Also at the Expo .........................................19 Marathon Week and Race Day............ 45 Getting to the Expo ..................................21 Race Coverage .......................................... 45 Best of luck from the Official Airline Map: Shuttle Bus Routes ........................22 Post-Race .................................................... 45 of the ING New York City Marathon. FROM OUR MEDICAL RULES and DIRECTOR ...................................24 REGULATIONS Security .........................................................47 OFFICIAL MAPS .............. 27 Rules of Competition ...............................47 Cancellation.................................................47 START Race Number ...............................................31 B-Tag Timing ...............................................33 NEW YORK Getting to the Start ................................. 34 ROAD RUNNERS .................51 Start Villages .............................................. 36 Baggage ...................................................... 36 Start Corrals ................................................37 Start Lines ....................................................37 COURSE The spirit and dedication that the runners of the ING New York City Mile/Kilometer Markers and Clocks ....39 Marathon exhibit is exactly what we try to bring to every flight. We wish Fluids and Food .........................................39 all the runners the best of luck in their journey through New York’s five Entertainment/Cheering Zones ...........39 boroughs. For reservations and information go to Toilets..............................................................41 Medical Aid ...................................................41 Sweep Buses and Street Openings .....41 Dropping Out...............................................41 4 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 5
  • 7. COURTESY OF TIFFANY & CO. MARIA MORRA: 4-TIME ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHONER The Rudin Family is proud to present The Samuel Rudin Trophy to the winners of theTUNE IN. ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2011 The Rudin Trophy is given in memory of their beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, a long distance runner for the Pastime Athletic Club in the NBC4 NEW YORK NBC HIGHLIGHT SHOW LIVE 9AM-2PM • 2PM-4PM Bronx between 1917 and 1923. Samuel Rudin (1896- 1975)THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON • NOVEMBER 6, 2011 An avid long distance runner and civic leader, Samuel Rudin rose from humble beginnings on New York’s Lower East Side to become one of New York’s major builders and owners of real estate. Rudin joined the Pastime Athletic Club in the Bronx in 1917 while a student at City College and competed in long distance races as a member of the club through 1923. In 1925, he founded the Rudin Management Company, a real estate firm which presently owns and manages 22 multi-story apartment houses and 16 office buildings in Manhattan. Samuel Rudin was actively involved with many charitable organizations in New York City, including the United Jewish Appeal, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, City College Fund and the Boy Scouts of America. In 1967, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. Today the Rudin Family continues to play a major philanthropic role in New York City.8 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON
  • 9. ESSENTIALS for RUNNERS Shannon Coates, Timex Multisport Team WEATHER Average temperatures from past ING New York City Marathons: • Average high: 62˚F/17˚C • Average low: 47˚F/8˚C • Mean average: 55˚F/13˚C RACE WEEK The ING New York City Marathon is much more than a 26.2-mile sporting event. Marathon Week begins Sunday, October 30, with the Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff. No matter where you are, there are ways to tune in and experience the marathon and other events taking place all over NYC, all week long. New this year, Marathon Week- end kicks off Friday, November 4, with the Marathon Opening Ceremony featuring the Parade of Nations and Inaugural Hall of Fame Presentation and Poland Spring Presents the Marathon Fireworks in Central Park. On Saturday, November 5, friends and family, out-of-towners and locals, marathoners and non-marathoners can all be RUN ONE LAP ON A BIGGER TRACK. part of the inaugural NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K (3.1 miles) through the streets of Manhattan with a finish at the famed Marathon finish line. Marathon Monday at the Marathon Pavilion on Monday, November 7, is an opportunity to relive the day and purchase commemorative items. Complete race week information is on pages 16–17. OFFICIAL START TIMELINE All start times are subject to change. 8:30 a.m. Wheelchair Division 8:45 a.m. Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge 8:55 a.m. Handcycle Category and Select Ambulatory Athletes with Disabilities 9:10 a.m. Professional Women 9:40 a.m. Wave 1 10:10 a.m. Wave 2 10:40 a.m. Wave 3 Complete start information is on pages 27–33. COURSE and FINISH The ING New York City Marathon route is a spectacular tour of New York’s five bor- oughs—Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan. Participants and fans alike are dazzled by the city’s cultural and natural attractions. From Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island, the course crosses the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn and takes a five-mile straight shot up Fourth Avenue through Bay Ridge and Sunset Park to the Brooklyn Academy of Music at eight miles. The course continuesWith Speed and Distance powered by GPS, NEWRun Trainer™ system gives you the freedom to through the neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Williamsburg, and Greenpointrun anywhere. Just press start and enjoy your run. GPS to the Pulaski Bridge at the halfway point. Runners cross into Queens, pass Silver- HOW FAR WILL YOU TAKE IT?™ cup Studios, and continue over the Queensboro Bridge into Manhattan, where huge 12 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 13 ©2011 Timex Group USA, Inc. EX, TRIATHLON, INDIGLO, RUN TRAINER and HOW FAR WILL YOU TAKE IT? are trademarks of Timex Group B.V. and its subsidiaries. IRONMAN and M-DOT are registered trademarks of World Triathlon Corporation. Used here by permission.
  • 10. PROUD SPONSOR OF THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON ESSENTIALS for RUNNERS crowds cheer them up First Avenue (miles 16–20). The Willis Avenue Bridge takes run- ners into the Bronx from mile 20 to 21, and they return to Manhattan via the Madison Avenue Bridge, cruise down Fifth Avenue through Harlem and along “Museum Mile,” and enter Central Park. The final miles include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park South, Columbus Circle, and the world-famous Central Park finish. Complete course and finish information is on pages 35–39. SPECTATORS and FANS: JOIN IN and TUNE IN This year there are more ways than ever for friends, family, and fans to join in all week long: • Run the Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff (Sunday, October 30, Central Park) • Visit the ING New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo (Thursday, November 3 – Saturday, November 5, Javits Center) • Watch the Marathon Opening Ceremony featuring the Parade of Nations and Inaugural Hall of Fame Presentation and Poland Spring Presents the Marathon Fireworks (Friday, November 4, Central Park) • Run or walk the NYRR Dash to the Finish Line (5K) (Saturday, November 5) • Attend the Marathon Eve Dinner (Saturday, November 5, Central Park) • Get tickets for the Blue Line Lounge at the Marathon Pavilion (sold out)/Reserved sound mind sound body Grandstand Seating (Sunday, November 6, Central Park) • Shop at Marathon Monday at the Marathon Pavilion (Monday, November 7, Central Park) More than two million spectators will line the marathon course on race day. Millions more worldwide will tune in all week long to follow the race and Race Week events. Here’s how your friends and family can tune in: • Watch the local NBC4 New York race-day coverage, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. EST, followed by the national NBC Sports coverage 2:00–4:00 p.m. (check local listings); tune in from 125 countries around the world • Get the NYRR ING New York City Marathon Mobile Spectator App, available October 28 at the App Store and Android Market, with live streaming, runner tracking, and much more • Follow runners via Track My RunnersTM, available through • Check out all the race-week action online at • Visit the marathon website, Check the race-week schedule on pages 16–17, and the complete spectator and fan information on page 41. running releases more than just sweat14 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 15
  • 11. RACE WEEK RACE WEEK Information is subject to change; check for updates. NYRR DASH TO THE FINISH LINE (5K) 8:30 a.m., near the United Nations to Central Park. A 5K run for everyone, through the SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 streets of Manhattan with a finish at the Marathon finish line. Registration at POLAND SPRING MARATHON KICKOFF (5M) NYRR KIOSK 8:30 a.m., Central Park. Info and registration at 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Central Park at West 67th Street Sales of marathon merchandise for runners and fans THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 RUN WITH CHAMPIONS MARATHON EVE DINNER 9:30 a.m., Central Park. More than 1,000 NYC schoolchildren served by NYRR Youth 4:00–8:00 p.m., Central Park at West 67th Street and Central Park West Programs race to the marathon finish line in Central Park. With entertainment provided by Clear Channel Radio; tickets at ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. (bib pickup until 7:00 p.m.) Daylight savings time ends at 2:00 a.m. Set clocks back one hour Saturday night. Jacob Javits Convention Center, Hall 3E (11th Avenue at 35th Street) ENTERTAINMENT ON THE MAIN STAGE NYRR FIVE BOROUGH BASH Starting at 6:00 a.m., Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island 7:00 p.m., Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street A benefit to support NYRR Youth Programs; tickets at MARATHON STARTS See gatefold map for start times and start-area map. See for the FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 latest updates. ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO RESERVED GRANDSTAND SEATING 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. (bib pickup until 7:00 p.m.) 9:00 a.m., Central Park at West 67th Street. Information and tickets at Jacob Javits Convention Center, Hall 3E (11th Avenue at 35th Street) BLUE LINE LOUNGE AT THE MARATHON PAVILION INTERNATIONAL TASTE OF TRAVEL 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Central Park West at 67th Street. Sold out. 2:00–5:00 p.m., Marathon Pavilion A free reception featuring the food and culture of Wonderful Indonesia and Andalucía NYRR KIOSK Central Park at West 67th Street. Sales of merchandise for runners and fans. MARATHON OPENING CEREMONY FEATURING THE PARADE OF NATIONS AND INAUGURAL HALL OF FAME PRESENTATION LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT THE FINISH LINE STAGE 6:00–8:00 p.m., Central Park. Celebrate the international diversity of the marathon 2:00–6:00 p.m., Central Park at West 67th Street at a spectacular parade for runners and their friends and family from more than 100 countries. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 MARATHON MONDAY AT THE MARATHON PAVILION POLAND SPRING PRESENTS THE MARATHON FIREWORKS 7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Central Park at West 67th Street. Limited-edition finisher shirts, 7:15 p.m. (approximately), above the ING New York City Marathon finish line sweatshirts, caps, and select 2011 ASICS apparel; Fond Memories finisher medal engraving; sales of The New York Times special marathon results section; and Hospital SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 for Special Surgery Stretching Station. The NYRR Store (9 East 89th Street) will also ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO have limited-edition finisher gear and select ASICS apparel from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (bib pickup until 5:00 p.m.) Jacob Javits Convention Center, Hall 3E (11th Avenue at 35th Street) Visit to learn how to apply to the ING New York City Marathon 2012.16 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 17
  • 12. TRAVEL EXPO When making your travel plans, remember that you must arrive in time to pick up ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON your race number in person at the expo (November 3–5) at the Jacob Javits HEALTH and FITNESS EXPO Convention Center. JACOB JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER, HALL 3E (11TH AVE AT 35TH ST) Anthony Travel is the Official Travel Provider of the ING New York City Marathon. LAST ENTRY FOR With more than 20 years of experience in the sports travel industry and more than DATE EXPO HOURS NUMBER PICKUP five years of travel experience with NYRR events, Anthony Travel works to ensure the Thursday, November 3 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. best travel arrangements for race competitors and spectators. Go to AnthonyTravel. com and search New York or call 800.736.6377. Friday, November 4 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTED RATES at OFFICIAL MARATHON HOTELS The expo features the Marathon Store Presented by ASICS, plus more than 100 Stay at official marathon hotels at an exclusive discounted rate by making your reser- vendors and exhibitors. It is free and open to the public. vations through Anthony Travel. Hotels have been specially reviewed and selected by marathon and sports travel experts familiar with New York and the ING New York City Marathon. NUMBER/PACKET PICKUP • Your registration card is available in your profile; you must print out a copy and BENEFITS EXCLUSIVE TO GUESTS OF ANTHONY TRAVEL INCLUDE: bring it with you to the expo. No smartphone versions of the registration card will • Discounted rates at hotels located near the finish line be accepted. • 24/7 access to an endurance travel expert while in New York for the Marathon • You must pick up your race materials in person with acceptable photo identifica- • Race start and expo transportation complimentary for registered participants who tion (see below) at the expo. We do not mail materials, distribute them at New York make reservations at the New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott or New York Marriott Road Runners, or give them out on race day. at the Brooklyn Bridge • Residents of the United States and Puerto Rico must show state– or federal • One-stop resource for all your travel needs including air fare and ground government–issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport. transportation Non-U.S. residents, including Canadian residents, must show a valid passport; national identification cards are not accepted. Please note: Hotels require a two-night minimum stay; rates do not include tax; • You will pick up your race number/B-Tag, D-Tag (wheelchair/handcycle entrants additional fees may apply depending upon occupancy and special requests. only), baggage sticker, instructions, and official clear UPS race-day baggage bag. View complete hotel descriptions, photographs, maps, and amenities at On race day, this bag will serve as your official baggage bag; you will not be able (search New York). to enter Fort Wadsworth with any other bag. • The Help Desk in the registration area will accept cancellations and will be able to DISNEY on BROADWAY TICKETS update your personal information and resolve any other questions. Experience Broadway in New York! Anthony Travel has secured discounted Disney on • Please fill out the medical information on the back of your race number/B-Tag. Broadway ticket rates for guests of the ING New York City Marathon to see The Lion King and Mary Poppins. Information and ticket reservations at (search New York). ALSO at THE EXPO NYRR ROAD TO THE FINISH MARATHON THEATER PRESENTED BY ING This exciting new cinematic experience at the expo showcases the 26.2-mile journey of the ING New York City Marathon. Filmed in a 360° panoramic style reflecting the runner’s viewpoint, the experience follows the famed blue line through the five boroughs to the finish line in Central Park. In addition to educating runners about the course, the narrated experience will include appearances by guest commentators. The film will be shown for free at multiple times daily at the expo.18 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 19
  • 13. EXPO EXPO EVENT REGISTRATION AND TICKET SALES GETTING to the EXPO Subject to availability, registration/tickets will be available at the expo for the Free shuttle buses to and from select hotels and transit hubs, including Penn following events: Station and Grand Central Terminal, will operate during the following hours: • NYRR Dash to the Finish Line (5K): Registration US$50 for NYRR members; US$55 for non-members DATE & THURS. NOV 3 FRI. NOV 4 SAT. NOV 5 • Marathon Eve Dinner: Tickets US$40 for marathoners, friends, and family TIME* 9:30 AM–8:30 PM 9:30 AM–8:30 PM 8:30 AM–5:30 PM • Reserved Grandstand Seating: Tickets US$75 • Blue Line Lounge at the Marathon Pavilion: Sold out. Manhattan Every 10 mins. Every 10 mins. Every 10 mins. Hotel Route MARATHON STORE PRESENTED BY ASICS ING New York City Marathon and ASICS co-branded clothing, souvenirs, and gifts Brooklyn not available Hotel to expo: Hotel to expo: Hotel Route 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 MARATHON SOUVENIRS p.m.; expo to hotel: p.m.; expo to hotel: Special licensed merchandise (runner photos/DVDs, commemorative shadow boxes), noon & 3:00 p.m. noon & 3:00 p.m. Honor Your Marathoner Collection created by Tiffany & Co., and more. LaGuardia not available Hotel to expo: Hotel to expo: Hotel Route 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 ING RUNNER’S NATION PACE TEAMS POWERED BY TIMEX BOOTH p.m.; expo to hotel: p.m.; expo to hotel: Led by experienced marathoners, teams are open to runners looking to achieve goal noon & 3:00 p.m. noon & 3:00 p.m. finishing times ranging from 3:15 to 5:30. Pace Team leaders will be assigned to every Transit Hub Every 30 mins. Every 30 mins. Every 30 mins. wave start. Participation is free. Route 9:30 a.m.–noon; 9:30 a.m.–noon; 8:30 a.m.–noon; every 15 mins. every 15 mins. every 15 mins. noon–8:30 p.m. noon–8:30 p.m. noon–5:30 p.m. SUBWAY® THE OFFICIAL TRAINING RESTAURANT OF THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON Last Street 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Pickup* Last Expo 8:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Pickup* Jared did it last year, and now it’s Apolo’s turn to carry on ™ the tradition and run the ING New York City Marathon. *Estimated bus times; traffic delays may occur. The secret to his training routine? Plenty of ™ energy-packed Turkey Breast FOOTLONGS. Race in and fuel whatever you’re training for. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Two public bus routes stop by the Javits Center. The fare is $2.25, payable by MetroCard or exact change (coins only). All city buses are wheelchair accessible. Apolo Ohno For more information, see Height: Height: 5’8” (1.73 5’8” (1.73 m) Weight: Weight: 165 lb (78.84 kg) (78.8 kg) 78.84 M34: Runs along 34th Street, including a stop at Penn Station. Star Speed Skater Speed Skate Skate ka kater Birthda Birthda e: hdate: hdat 5/22/198 5/22/1982 /1982 Hometo : Hometown: town Seattle, W Seattle, WA M42: Runs along 42nd Street, including a stop at Grand Central Terminal and the Distance Distances: ances: 500m 1000m 1000m Port Authority Bus Terminal. 1500mm 3000m 3000m PARKING For driving directions and parking information, see ©2011 Doctor’s Associates Inc. SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor’s Associates Inc. ING New York City Marathon is the property of New York Road Runners, Inc. SUBWAY® restaurants is the Official Sponsor of the ING New York City Marathon 2011.20 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 21
  • 14. West 68th East 68th West 67th FINISH East 67th West 66th East 66th West 65th East 65th EXPO West 64th ING New York CityMile 25 East 64th EXPO SHUTTLE West 63rd Matathon Course Mile 26 East 63rd West 68th East 68th SHUTTLE BUS West 62nd East 62nd BUS West 61st Central Park West 67th East 61st FINISH East 67th West 66th East 66th ROUTES ROUTES West 60th West 59th East 60th West 65th East 59th East 65th West 64th East 64th ING New York City 25 Mile EXPO West 58th East 58th West 63rd Matathon Course East 63rd N West 57th East 57th Mile 26 SHUTTLE BUS West 56th West 62nd East 56th East 62nd West 55th E East 55th West 61st Central Park East 61st West 54th Hilton New York ROUTES W East 54th West 60th East 60th rA tho n A gre At finish to the ing ne w Yo rk Cit Y mA West 53rd East 53rd West 52nd Sheraton New York S West 59th East 52nd West 58th East 59th East 58th West 51st East 51st N West 57th East 57th West 50th East 50th West 49th West 56th East 49th East 56th West 48th West 55th East 48th E East 55th W West 47th East 47th West 54th East 54th Hilton West 46th East 46th NewY ork West 53rd East 53rd West 44th East 45th West 52nd East 44th Sheraton NewY ork S East 52nd Grand Central West 51st East 51st West 43rd Terminal East 43rd West 50th East 50th West 42nd West 49th East 49th West 41st East 41st West 40th West 48th East 40th East 48th West 39th West 47th East 39th East 47th West 38th West 46th East 38th East 46th West 37th East 37th East 45th West 36th East 36th West 44th Grand Central East 44th West 35th East 35th West 43rd Terminal East 43rd West 42nd West 33rd Penn East 33rd West 41st East 41st West 32nd Station East 32nd West 40th East 40th See your results in The New York Times, West 31st East 31st West 39th East 39th Manhattan Hotel Route Transit Hub Route West 38th East 38th DROP-OFFS Javits Center West 37th West 36th Monday, Nov. 7. East 37th East 36th Javits Center Penn Station: southwest corner of Seventh West 35th East 35th Pickup and drop-off location Ave. at W. 34th Street Pickup and drop-off location For a rundown of this year’s race — East side of location only Drop-off Eighth Ave. between W. 44th GrandDrop-off location only Central Terminal: northwest corner including the names, times and and 45th streets, in front of Milford Plaza of E. 42nd Street at Lexington Ave., in 33rd West Penn East 33rd Pickup location only front of the Grand Hyatt Pickup location only positions of finishers — be sure Southeast corner of Eighth Ave. at W. 49th West 32nd Station to turn to The Times. East 32nd Street in front of the Days Midtown Hotel Penn Station: northwest corner of Seventh Ave. at W. 31st Street West 31st East 31st National pre-event coverage in East side of Eighth Ave. between W. 52nd Javits Center The New York Times sports section and 53rd streets Manhattan Hotel Route *Guests of Brooklyn and LaGuardia hotels TransitMonday, October 31, 2011. on Hub Route Northwest corner of Eighth Ave. at will be picked up and dropped off in front W. 57th Street of the hotels. PICKUPS Northwest corner of Seventh Ave. at Pickup and drop-o location Pickup and drop-o location W. 56th Street Drop-o location only Drop-o location only West side of Seventh Ave. between W. 52nd and 53rd streets, across from Sheraton New York Pickup location only Pickup location only Northwest corner of Broadway at W. 49th Street South side of W. 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Ave., in front of the Marriot Marquis Javits Center22 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 23
  • 15. FROM OUR MEDICAL DIRECTOR FROM OUR MEDICAL DIRECTOR STAY SAFE and HEALTHY in TRAINING packet at the start of a race. If you’re running a half-marathon or marathon, take and on RACE DAY another salt packet at the halfway point. After the race, drink a sports drink that has BY STUART WEISS, MD, NYRR MEDICAL DIRECTOR some sodium, and eat salted foods. Running is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself, but as in any sport, DRINK FOR THIRST. If you feel thirsty while running or racing, have 4 to 8 ounces there can be health and medical risks. Follow these tips to stay safe. of fluid (preferably a sports drink that has some sodium in it) at an aid station or whenever you feel that you need it. If you aren’t thirsty, don’t feel compelled to drink. HAVE A PHYSICAL EXAM BEFORE YOU START A REGULAR EXERCISE If you can’t use thirst as a guide, drink no more than a cup (8 ounces) of fluid every PROGRAM. Tell your physician the planned volume and intensity of your training and 30 minutes. Do not overdrink. Overhydrating can lead to hyponatremia (low blood racing. Be as clear and precise as possible; for example: “I plan to start a walk/run sodium); this condition can lead to nausea, fatigue, vomiting, weakness, sleepiness, program and gradually build up to running. My goal is to run a five-hour marathon in and—in the most severe instances—seizures, coma, and death. Before you run, check November.” The exam should also include a discussion with your doctor about health the color of your urine: It should be pale yellow, like lemonade. Dark-colored urine risks based on your family and personal health history. (like tea) indicates dehydration; completely clear urine may indicate overhydration. In training, weigh yourself before and after your runs to get a sense of how much to HAVE AN ANNUAL PHYSICAL, NO MATTER HOW HEALTHY YOUR LIFESTYLE. drink to replace the fluids lost. You should aim to weigh the same or no more than 2 Many conditions and syndromes are unrelated to your exercise level and have mild or percent less after you train. You’ll need to drink more in warm, humid weather than on vague symptoms or no symptoms at all. If you’re over 40, get an exercise stress test, a cool, dry day. and follow up after the exam by getting any other tests that are recommended. See your doctor immediately at any time if you experience new chest pain, pressure, un- AVOID NSAIDS (NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS) starting 24 usual sweating, or shortness of breath. Less urgently, see a sports medicine physician hours before your race. These drugs, which include ibuprofen and naproxen sodium, if you feel any pain while running that causes you to change your form. can limit blood flow to the kidneys, increasing the risk of low sodium (hyponatremia). You can start taking them again six hours after the race. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a USE CAFFEINE CAUTIOUSLY BEFORE RACES. If you habitually drink a cup or safe alternative before and during the race. two of coffee or tea in the morning before you run or race, or consume a caffeine- containing energy gel during a run, feel free to do the same on race day. If you don’t DON’T TAKE ANTI-DIARRHEAL OR COLD MEDICINES ON RACE DAY. These normally use caffeine before or during your run, don’t do so on race day; you may drugs can have a dehydrating effect. experience dehydration or stomach upset. Some research suggests that the caffeine equivalent of two cups of coffee can limit blood flow to the heart during exercise. ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR BODY—DON’T OVEREXTEND. Train sensibly— Discuss your risk with your doctor so you can make the best decision. increase the distance and speed of your runs gradually, and recover by resting and refueling between hard workouts—so that you don’t dig yourself into a hole. Working CONSIDER TAKING A BABY ASPIRIN BEFORE YOU RUN OR RACE. Some with a coach or training group can help you stay within safe and healthy parameters. doctors recommend a daily baby aspirin (81 mg) to runners to reduce the risk of Listen to your body. Don’t ignore feelings of illness. An “off” or “just not right” feeling sudden death while running due to clumps of platelets forming in the blood. Discuss can be a sign of a serious medical problem. The marathon medical team is available at this risk with your doctor so that you can make an informed and responsible decision. the start, every mile along the course, and at the finish. Most runners who spend time at a medical aid station are able to finish the race. TAKE SALT BEFORE AND DURING RUNS AND RACES OF 10K OR LONGER, unless salt is contraindicated by your doctor. Consume salty foods in the days leading ON RACE DAY. Make sure your friends and family know the Runner Information up to the run or race, and ingest common table salt before and during your work- Hotline number: 800.496.6193. They can call that number if they’re unsure of your out or race to maintain the body’s water-to-sodium balance. Take one fast-food salt whereabouts after the race; they must know your race number.24 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 25
  • 16. START RACE NUMBER and B-TAG All ING New York City Marathon 2011 participants must wear an official race number/ B-Tag on their outer layer of clothing. Numbers must be fully visible at all times (not cut, folded or obscured), or runners risk disqualification. START COLOR This area will be blue, orange, or green, indicating your start village and start line. Athletes with disabilities will meet in, and proceed to the start from, the AWD staging area. WAVE Your Wave number (1, 2, or 3) will be indicated. • Wave 1 starts at 9:40 a.m.* • Wave 2 starts at 10:10 a.m.* • Wave 2 starts at 10:40 a.m.* * Times are subject to change. Check for updates. RACE NUMBER The first one or two digits in front of the dash on your race number indicate which corral (1-66) you are assigned to. Corrals are not open until a wave is called to staging. Before attaching your number to your race shirt, please fill out your medical infor- mation on the back in case of emergency. Then, using the four pins provided, pin INGNYCM11 B_Tag Instruct.qxp:Layout 1 6/30/11 number onto 1 each corner of your 5:06 PM Page the front of your shirt, and make sure the number is clearly visible at all times. RACE NUMBER INSTRUCTIONS The sticker affixed to the bottom left of your race number contains information about you as specified in your race application. If there are any serious errors in this informa- tion, visit the Help Desk at the expo to make a correction. A ll ING New York City Marathon 2011 participants must wear an • Name official race number on their outer layer of clothing. Numbers must Midtown Manhattan bus be fully visible at all times Gender folded or obscured), or runners • (not cut, Departure Time risk disqualification. • Age • Nationality Start Color • Race number Staten Island Ferry This area will be orange, green, Departure Time • Transportation assignment. or blue. This indicates which Start Line you will be crossing If blank, you are not assigned and the village in Fort Wadsworth to official transportation. where your runner amenities, New Jersey bus baggage trucks, and corrals are.26 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON Runner Label 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 31 The sticker affixed to the bottom left of your race number contains information about you as specified in your race application. If
  • 17. START B-TAG TIMING The timing device for the ING New York City Marathon is the ChronoTrack B-Tag. The B-Tag is built-in to your race (bib) number and must be clearly visible in order to receive an accurate time. Please make sure to adhere to the instructions below. Your Timing Device for this event is the ChronoTrack B-Tag: A single use bib tag. In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bib is... • Clearly visible on the front of the torso • Unaltered and unmodified w w w .c h ro n o tra c k .c o m (Do not fold or wrinkle) •Pinned in all four corners • Not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.) The timing device for wheelchair and handcycle entrants will be the ChronoTrack D-Tag. Instructions will be distribured at expo check-in. © 2011 Nestlé PowerBar® Performance Energy products have PowerBar® C2MAX dual source energy blend — designed with a 2:1 glucose-to-fructose ratio that can deliver 20–50% more energy to muscles than glucose alone. A study has shown that PowerBar C2MAX blend can improve athletes’ cycling times by 8%. Go to for more information. PowerBar C2MAX, as part of your fueling plan, can give you the energy to help you train longer.32 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 33
  • 18. START START GETTING to the START OFFICIAL TRANSPORTATION PROCEDURES The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Staten Island closes promptly at 7:00 a.m. • Plan to arrive at your departure location at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled Walking over the bridge is strictly prohibited. departure time. • Restrooms are available at the loading areas but not on the buses. Restrooms are OFFICIAL TRANSPORTATION available on the Staten Island Ferry. Official Transportation to the start is free to all marathon entrants. New for 2011, • The buses are for official entrants and AWD guides only. To board the bus, you you must select your official transportation departure location and time in order to must show your race or guide number. receive an assignment. If you did not make your selection by the July 31 deadline, the • For security reasons, your belongings must be visible inside your official clear UPS selection “Do Not Need Transportation” will be shown in your Entrant Profile. If you baggage bag. If you bring additional bags, even within the official bag, they will be have not selected transportation to the start and opt to do so at the expo, we will do confiscated. All bags are subject to search. our best to accommodate you; however, selections are made on a first-come, first- • Wheelchair and handcycle entrants may bring both a racing chair/cycle and an served basis. If your preference is not available, you will be given an alternate choice. everyday chair. All runners will be accommodated. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (Note: International Travel Partner entrants receive their transportation assignment By bus from Brooklyn: Take the S53 bus from 86th Street at Fourth Avenue in Bay from their ITP. Athletes with Disabilities will receive their transportation assignment at Ridge to the first stop on Staten Island, at the intersection of Fingerboard Road and expo check-in) the Staten Island Expressway. Follow the signs along School Road and enter Fort Wadsworth at Bay Street. Check for service advisories. Your Official Transportation assignment will appear in the bottom left-hand corner of your race number. Refer to the race number sample on page 27. PRIVATE VEHICLES The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will close to all traffic promptly at 7:00 a.m. Private OFFICIAL TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS vehicles, including charter buses, are not guaranteed arrival in time for the race start. Staten Island Ferry It is illegal and extremely dangerous to stop a private vehicle to drop off a runner on • Departure location is Whitehall Terminal, 1 Whitehall Street at South Street, the Staten Island Expressway or the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll plaza. Private Manhattan. Whitehall Terminal is accessible via subway, city bus, and taxi. Info: vehicles must follow the directions below to authorized runner dropoff locations. • The ferry transports runners to the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, where From Brooklyn: It is recommended that you arrive at the base of the bridge no later shuttle buses transport them to Fort Wadsworth. Only runners who are assigned to than 6:00 a.m. After passing through the toll booths, stay to the right and take the the Staten Island Ferry will have access to these buses. South Beach exit. At the end of the exit ramp, proceed straight on Lily Pond Avenue, under the bridge overpass, to the authorized private vehicle dropoff. The walk from Midtown Manhattan Bus this dropoff to the runner entrance to Fort Wadsworth is approximately one-half mile. • Departure location is the New York Public Library; enter from Sixth Avenue at West 42nd Street. This location is near Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, and many From New Jersey/Staten Island: It is recommended that you arrive at the Staten subway lines, and it is within walking distance of many Midtown hotels. Island Expressway (I-278) Clove Road exit no later than 6:30 a.m. At the end of the • Anyone arriving after 6:30 a.m. will be directed to the Staten Island Ferry. exit ramp, continue straight on the bridge service road and onto the Lily Pond Avenue • Athletes with Disabilities will receive their bus location and departure time in a exit ramp. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Lily Pond Avenue and separate communication. continue to the authorized private vehicle dropoff. The walk from this dropoff to the runner entrance to Fort Wadsworth is approximately one-half mile. New Jersey Bus • Departure location is the Izod Center in the Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ. • Buses depart 5:00 to 6:00 a.m. continuously. • Parking is not available; drop-off only.34 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 35
  • 19. START START START VILLAGES START CORRALS • Only officially registered entrants and guides are allowed in Fort Wadsworth and the • Runners who are assigned to different corrals but wish to start together may start area. You must have your race or guide number visible to enter. do so by going to the corral and wave corresponding to the higher number. • The base color of your race number indicates your start village. Refer to the race • Race officials will make multilingual announcements when it’s time for runners to number sample on page 27; see the Start Villages map on the map handout. The line up in the appropriate corrals. Please follow the instructions of the race officials, staging area for AWDs and guides, including wheelchair and handcycle entrants, and follow the signs and video to enter your corral. is on New York Avenue adjacent to the green start village. • If you’re running with an ING Runner’s Nation Pace Team Powered by Timex, look for • The start villages are outdoors and may be damp and cold; warm clothing is your pace team leader in your corral. Leaders will wear “ING Runner’s Nation Pace recommended. You may be in your start village for several hours. Team Powered by Timex” shirts, carry signs color-coded to their start, and carry • There are more than 1,700 toilets in the start villages and in the corrals before the balloons printed with their goal finish time. bridge. NYRR reserves the right to disqualify anyone who urinates anywhere except • We advise that you wear extra layers to keep warm after checking your bag. in the supplied toilets. You may discard these items in marked bins before moving to the corrals. • Use the appropriate containers for trash, recycling, and clothing donations. Please, ,, ,, no signs larger than 11 x 17 , and no signs staked into the ground. START LINES • No smoking in the start villages. • There will be three wave starts. Refer to the wave start timeline chart located inside • A full medical staff is available in each village. If you feel ill, alert the medical staff. the gatefold map for start times. Runners are assigned to starts and corrals accord- If you are unable to run, you will be put on a bus that will transport you to the ing to the projected finish time (or pace per mile) provided on the marathon appli- finish area after the third wave has cleared the start line. cation. Wave start times cannot be changed. • A free breakfast consisting of tea, Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring • Your start line color is the same as your start village color and is indicated on your Water, Gatorade® G Series Pro Prime and Gatorade® G Series Pro Endurance registration card and your race number. Formula, bagels, PowerBars, and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee will be available. • Your finish time will be your net time from when you cross the start line. The last • Christian and Jewish religious services are provided in the open area (see gatefold runners in each wave should clear the start in approximately 10 minutes. map). BAGGAGE RESTRICTIONS on RACE-DAY BAGGAGE Fort Wadsworth is federal property; therefore all visitors are subject to bag search by NYRR-appointed security, as well as by National Parks Service, NYPD, United States The following restrictions apply to race-day baggage: Coast Guard, and United States Army Rerserve personnel; see facing page for restric- • All items must be placed in the official clear UPS baggage bags and must be tions on race-day baggage. UPS will handle your baggage and transport it to the clearly visible for inspection. post-finish baggage claim area (see Baggage Pickup, page 43). • All weapons, including firearms, knives, mace, etc.; any dangerous items; and • You must use the clear official UPS baggage bag to pack any belongings. any “dual-use” items that could be dangerous are strictly prohibited. No glass Personal bags inside this bag will be confiscated. Affix your baggage label to containers, flammable liquids, or explosives are permitted. your clear bag. • Large packages, suitcases, strollers, carry-on luggage, knapsacks, tents, • To check your bag, take it to your assigned UPS baggage truck. Your baggage truck coolers, and other large parcels are not permitted. number corresponds to your race number. We recommend that you drop off your • Sleeping bags are discouraged and will require a second inspection. bag no later than 60 minutes prior to your start time. All persons specifically consent to and are subject to metal detector and • AWDs (and their guides), should place bags and spare chairs in the truck in the physical pat-down inspections prior to entry. Any person or property that AWD staging area. could affect the safety of National Parks Service occupants or property shall be • NYRR, the ING New York City Marathon, the City of New York, UPS, and all sponsors denied entry. are not liable for loss of or damage to bags.36 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 37
  • 20. COURSE Please note that the marathon course is completely closed to vehicular traffic during the race. See for schedule and details. MILE/KILOMETER MARKERS and CLOCKS • Mile signs and clocks will be posted at every mile. Before mile 8, clocks marked with color-coded signs correspond to your start color. After mile 8, all mile markers are orange. Course clocks will be set to correspond with Wave 1. • Yellow kilometer signs and clocks will be posted every 5 kilometers. • Timing mats will be located at the start, every 5K (3.1 miles) to 40K, the half- marathon (13.1 miles), every mile beginning at mile 8, and the finish. • There will be video checkpoints and volunteers checking race numbers along the course. Be sure that your race number is pinned to the front of your shirt and clearly visible. Failure to appear at video checkpoints may result in disqualification. FLUIDS and FOOD • Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water will be available at the start and at official fluid stations every mile beginning at mile 3.Knowing you’ve done everything • Gatorade® G Series Pro Endurance Formula™ will be available at official fluid stations every mile beginning at mile 3 except at mile can to prepare for this moment. • Fluids will be dispensed in recyclable cups. There will be tables on both sides of the course. To avoid the bottleneck at the first table, get a cup from a later table.That’s certainty. You’ve prepared. You’ve trained. You’re committed. Please keep moving after you pick up your cup. • The Poland Spring® Hydration Zone—including water stations, sponges, and That’s what it takes in marathon running—and in music—will be located at mile 17 on First Avenue. business. As one of the world’s fastest growing • At the PowerBar Gel Energy Zone at mile 18, assorted flavored PowerBar Gels will technology and business solutions providers, help you hurdle “the wall” and energize you to the finish. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) supports your • Fruit will be available at the fluid stations at miles 20–23. commitment to excellence. It represents all that we • For your safety, take fluids and food only at official stations. believe in as we promise what we deliver and deliver what we promise, day in and day out. TCS has built ENTERTAINMENT/CHEERING ZONES a reputation of excellence based on world-class IT More than 130 bands along the course will motivate and entertain runners and solutions that are on time, within budget and of spectators alike. A special stage at Columbus Circle sponsored by United Airlines consistently superior quality. We proudly support the will provide inspiration for the final two-tenths of a mile, and there will be live marathon and the commitment to excellence of each entertainment at the finish line. and every participant. ING and other sponsors will host cheering zones along the course for spectators to Experience certainty. root for the marathoners. Cheering zones will feature spectator amenities such as sign-making supplies, fun giveaways, and DJs. Check for details.38 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 39
  • 21. COURSE TOILETS Portable toilets (including wheelchair-accessible ones) will be located every mile beginning at mile 3. MEDICAL AID • There will be medical aid stations on the course approximately every mile starting at mile 3 and at the finish. For help during and after the race, look for medical stations adjacent to each fluid station and sports medicine volunteers wearing red medical T-shirts. • Medical volunteers and supplies will be available at all aid stations. If you incur an injury or feel discomfort, stop at the nearest aid station. Most runners who seek Proud Sponsor of the ING New York City Marathon 2011 Actual Page Size (Trim Size) : 5.75”x8.75” medical attention are able to complete the race safely. • The NYRR medical team will be equipped with Philips Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in ambulances along the course and at post-finish medical tents to provide trained medical professionals with the tools they need in a life-threatening emergency. SWEEP BUS and STREET OPENINGS • Sweep buses will follow the marathon route at a 6 1/2-hour marathon pace, roughly 15 minutes per mile, after the 10:40 a.m. start. These buses will transport any entrant who wishes to drop out to the post-finish area. • After the sweep buses pass by, the city streets will reopen to traffic. Cross-street protection, medical assistance, aid stations, and other services will no longer be available. Runners on the course should move onto the sidewalks. • The official ending time of the race is 7:00 p.m. DROPPING OUT • If you need to drop out, look for a volunteer ham radio operator wearing an orange hat or report to a medical aid station, where ham radio operators are also stationed. Ham radio operators will take your name and forward the information to the infor- mation kiosks at the finisher area and the Runner Information Hotline number: 800.496.6193. Let your family and friends know beforehand that they should check the information kiosks or call the hotline if they are unsure of your whereabouts. Make sure your family knows your race number. • If you have not completed the course, do not go through the finish line, or you will be disqualified and barred from future ING New York City Marathons. Instead, enter Central Park at West 72nd Street after 7:00 p.m. to claim your baggage. Baggage is also available for pickup Monday morning starting at 8:00 a.m.. Maninjau Lake, West Sumatra40 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 41
  • 22. SPECIAL RUNNER’S WORLD OFFERfor ING New York City Marathon Runners! FINISH and POST-FINISHJUST GO TO: FINISH LINE • brightroom will automatically take your picture and video as you cross the finish line. Keep your race number visible, look up, and smile! • Soon after you cross the finish line, a volunteer will place a medal around your neck. You will receive a HeatSheet™ presented by United Airlines and Foot Locker. • Each finisher will receive a food/fluid bag containing Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, Gatorade® G Series Pro Recovery Beverage, Emerald Nuts, PowerBar Recovery bars, a New York apple, and pretzels. • Medical personnel will be stationed throughout the finish area. BAGGAGE PICKUP • UPS baggage trucks will be lined up in the finish area according to your race number. Your baggage-truck number corresponds with your race number. Baggage pickup for athletes with disabilities, including wheelchair and handcycle entrants, will be in the AWD reunion area on West 72nd Street. • All baggage unclaimed by 5:00 p.m. will be moved to the 72nd Street Transverse, and will be available until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, and 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7. Any unclaimed baggage left at the finish after 2:00 p.m. on Monday will be donated to charity. MEETING FRIENDS and FAMILY It is strongly recommended that you meet your friends and family members after the race at a previously arranged location away from Central Park, such as a restaurant, hotel, or other easily identified public place. Friends and family can call the Runner Information Hotline at 800.496.6193 if they can’t find their runner; they must know the runners race number. The NYRR ING New York City Marathon Mobile Spectator App has a GPS option for runners; this allows your fans to follow your progress throughout the race and in through the post-finish area. gifts. FREE FINISHER CERTIFICATE plus 2 n issue Finisher certificates will be mailed to U.S. finishers in late December and to interna- t $1 a s: Jus tional finishers with the Official Results issue of New York Runner in January. r unne /spec ial thon R m Mara rk City swor ew Yo nner ING N at: ru er for now ial Off ClaimSpec201827801 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 42 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 43
  • 23. SPECTATORS and FANS BEFORE MARATHON WEEK • Marathoners’ family, friends, and fans form an invaluable support crew throughout the weeks of training, during Marathon Week, and on race day. This year, there are more opportunities than ever before for fans to be part of the action. Visit for details and to have your fans register for Friends and Family Connection newsletters before and after race day. MARATHON WEEK and RACE DAY • Check out the Race Week schedule on pages 16–17—it’s full of fun things for your family and friends to do in NYC, including the expo, a spectacular Blue Line Celebration featuring the Parade of Nations and Inaugural Hall of Fame Presentation on Friday night, the NYRR Dash to the Finish Line (5K) on Saturday morning, and Marathon Monday at the Marathon Pavilion on Monday. • Check out our online Spectator Guide at It’s a must-read guide full of info and advice for watching the race or following it wherever you are. • Race-day entertainment is second to none—along the course, at the finish, and all over NYC. Visit for details about the cheering and entertainment zones, the spectacular finish-line music, and more. • Spectators, as well as fans everywhere, can keep up with all the race-week and race-day action with the ING New York City Marathon Mobile Spectator App, available starting October 28 at the App Store and Android Market. The app includes live streaming, runner tracking, athlete bios, and more. RACE COVERAGE • The live five-hour NBC4 New York race-day show will be broadcast starting at 9:00 a.m., and will be followed by a two-hour national highlight show on NBC Sports beginning at 2:00 p.m. The broadcast will also be streamed online and on a digital channel via Universal Sports. Visit for all “TUNE IN” options. • Visit, NYRR’s online channel, for live streaming news, insights, entertain- ment, profiles, tips, history, and more. POST-RACE • Get searchable race results, analysis, photos, stories, and more at, starting at 7:00 p.m. EST. • Purchase the New York Times (metro edition) special marathon results section listing finishers under 41/2 hours on Monday, November 7. • Commemorate the achievements of your special marathoner with an Honor Your Marathoner keepsake from Tiffany & Co. Items can be engraved with names and finish times. Visit for details. • The ING New York City Marathon results issue, published by NYRR, will be mailed to every finisher in January.44 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 45
  • 24. RULES and REGULATIONS SECURITY NYRR works with city, state, and federal authorities as well as private profession- als to devise and implement a comprehensive security plan for event participants, volunteers, spectators, and staff. Some aspects of security may mean delays or slight inconveniences at selected events, and we appreciate your understanding and coop- eration. Please bring government-issued photo ID to all marathon-related events, and know that bags may be searched, checked, or not allowed. RULES of COMPETITION The ING New York City Marathon is organized and conducted under USA Track & Field rules and regulations. Entrants must also comply with New York Road Runners (NYRR) rules and all applicable rules and regulations of the city, state, and federal agencies, including the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. No skates, strollers, or animals are permitted in the marathon, and the use of head- phones is strongly discouraged. NYRR reserves the right to reject any entry and to disqualify and bar any individual from the Marathon. This rejection/disqualification may be based on, but is not limited to: violation of the aforementioned rules; unsportsmanlike conduct; non-payment of race fees; competing with an unofficial number; competing with an official number or chip assigned to another person; transferring or attempting to transfer an official number or chip to, or to obtain such number or chip from, another person; being paced during the race by a person not entered in the Marathon; accepting assistance from non-race participants; crossing the finish line without having completed the entire course; and providing false information on the race entry form. Individuals dis- qualified from the Marathon will be removed from the race results and may be barred from future Marathons and other NYRR events. NYRR reserves the right to change the details of the race. CANCELLATION Information is subject to change. This policy applies to all entrants except those who applied through a charity or an International Travel Partner, or who are AWDs who applied through Achilles Inter- national. An entrant who has purchased an “ING New York City Marathon Package” with an official International Travel Partner (ITP) and wishes to withdraw from the race must contact their ITP directly. The ITP will inform NYRR of the entrant’s decision to withdraw. Any withdrawn entrant will not receive guaranteed entry into the ING New York City Marathon 2012 or subsequent ING New York City Marathons.46 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 47
  • 25. WERE PROUD TO RULES and REGULATIONS HAVE HELPED SO If you applied through an official charity or charity partner and wish to cancel, please contact your charity directly for cancellation requirements. Charity entrants may be MANY OF YOU GET eligible to receive guaranteed entry to the ING New York City Marathon 2012. Entrants who cancel their entry for the ING New York City Marathon 2011 according to BACK IN THE RACE. the instructions listed below are eligible to receive guaranteed entry to the ING New York City Marathon 2012. All fees are non-refundable. If you cancel for 2011 and wish to enter the 2012 race, you will still need to pay all applicable fees. It is your respon- GOOD LUCK FROM sibility to apply to the 2012 marathon according to the schedule and instructions. Failure to submit your application according to the schedule and instructions will result in forfeiture of your guaranteed entry. Once you have cancelled, you cannot be HOSPITAL FOR reinstated in the ING New York City Marathon 2011. Handcycles and other AWDs entered in the 2011 race by Achilles International who SPECIAL SURGERY. cancel are not eligible for guaranteed entry in a future year unless they are entered by Achilles International that year. • To cancel online: Log in to your Entrant Profile and click on “cancel my entry.” Online cancellations will be accepted until November 2, 2011. In the most recent U.S.News & World Report “America’s Best • To cancel by mail: Mailed cancellations must be postmarked by November 5, 2011. Hospitals” issue, Hospital for Special Surgery was ranked #1 in To cancel by mail, send a note with your entry number, name, address, date of birth, the nation for Orthopedics, again. And, for the 21st consecutive signature, and the words “cancel my entry” to: Marathon Cancellations, New York Road Runners, 9 East 89th Street, New York, NY, 10128. year, we were among the top ranked for Orthopedics and • To cancel in person: From November 3 to November 5, cancellations will be Rheumatology. When it comes to sports medicine, we’re at the accepted in person at the expo. Once runners have picked up their race number, top of our game. No wonder we’re an Orthopedic Consultant to they cannot cancel. the ING New York City Marathon. If you have questions, e-mail To check your status or up- To make an appointment or find out more about our team, date your profile, go to your Profile Login page at https://webapps.ingnycmarathon. go to or call 1.800.796.0484. org/ingnycmarathon2011/Login.aspx. HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY IS AN AFFILIATE OF You may not give or sell your race number to someone else. Anyone participating NEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AND with another person’s number will be disqualified and both people will be barred from WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL COLLEGE. WE ARE LOCATED AT 535 E. 70TH STREET, NYC, WITH AFFILIATED future NYRR events, including the ING New York City Marathon. PHYSICIAN OFFICES IN CONNECTICUT, LONG ISLAND, AND NEW JERSEY.48 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 49
  • 26. 5.25"©T&CO. 2011 NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS Headquartered in New York City, New York Road Runners is dedicated to advancing the sport of running, enhancing health and fitness for all, and TIFFANY WISHES ALL RUNNERS meeting our community’s needs. Our goal is to use the expertise acquired in our 53-year history A BRILLIANT FINISH to empower all people to live fitter, healthier lives 3.875" through participation in our races, community events, instruction and training resources, and youth Tiffany & Co. is an official sponsor of the ING New York City Marathon. programs. Our races and other events draw more than 300,000 people each year. The ING New York City Marathon, NYRR’s premier event, is the largest and most inclusive marathon in the world, attracting the world’s top professional runners every year and raising $30.8 million for charity in 2010. NYRR’s running-based youth programs, which currently serve more than 100,000 children in hundreds of schools and community centers, promote children’s health and fitness, character development, and personal achievement in underserved communities. For more information, visit NOTE: BLUE BAND COLOR BREAKDOWN: CYAN: 52%/YELLOW: 19% UPS has been a proud partner BLACK RULE PRINTS of the ING New York City Marathon THE TIFFANY & CO. LOGO AND ALL for 15 years and running. TYPE SHOULD OVERPRINT BLUE BAND. TITLE: All Copy Ad SIZE: 5.25" x 3.875" Put the new logistics to work for you. DIVISION: Corporate JOB#: 11-Z-CP-77#4 PUB/DATE: ING NYC Marathon Official Handbook-September 2011 SKU #: SPACE: P4C PRINTED: 7/29/11 - 2:50 PM © 2011 United Parcel Service of America, Inc. UPS, the UPS brandmark, and the color brown CATEGORY: PRINT SCALE: 100% are trademarks of United Parcel Service of America, Inc. All rights reserved. IMAGES: TCo_Logo7_100K @ 100%* FONTS: Sterling Display, Sterling Text, Sterling Text Black, Sterling Text Bold, Sterling Text Italic 50 TRAFFIC: Raquel THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON PRODUCTION: NY22BG20H 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 51
  • 27. KEEP RUNNING DUNKIN’ DONUTS CONGRATULATES ALL THE PARTICIPANTS IN THIS YEAR’S ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON. © 2011 DD IP Holder LLC. All rights reserved. 2011 NYAA Marathon ING Ad:4047546 NYAA Marathon Ad 7/6/11 10:37 AM Page 1 ON A COURSE FOR GREATNESS Once you’ve taken a bite out of the marathon, we’ll be there to greet you at the finish line with a fresh, crispy, tasty New York State McIntosh Apple. It’s the official apple of the ING New York City Marathon, and one more reward for making it through 26.2 miles – courtesy of the New York Apple Association. We like to call it: “the apple for hard-core runners!” Congratulations on your entry and enjoy the fruits of your run. THE OFFICIAL BOTTLED WATER OF THE PSPONS7276_02 Official Sponsor of the ING New York City Marathon©2011 Nestlé Waters North America Inc. New York State Apple Association • 7645 Main Street, Fishers, NY 14453 • 585.924.2171 • www.nyapplecountry.com52 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 53pspons7276_2_NY_ad_m_rev.indd 1 8/5/11 1:49 PM
  • 28. THE PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR MARATHONER FROM FOND MEMORIES GRAPHICS, INC. THE OFFICIAL ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 BIB FRAME DELUXE SHADOW BOX BRASS BOX THANK YOU, FRED’S TEAM! for making every mile matter in the fight against cancer. COUPON CODE: EXPO Fred’s Team honors Additional Finisher’s Medal, Event Logo Additional Finisher’s Medal, Event Additional Finisher’s the legacy of legendary Plate, Engraved Plate with Name and Logo Plate, Engraved Plate with Name Medal, Event Logo plate, Engraved runner Fred Lebow, Net Time, Laminated Replica of your and Net Time, Mat Opening for a Plate with Name and Net Time cofounder of the Bib #, Mat Opening for a 5”x 7” photo. 5”x 7” photo. New York City Marathon $101.00 (includes taxes & shipping) and devoted champion of $174.00 (includes taxes & shipping) $164.00 (includes taxes & shipping) Outside of U.S.– $110.00 Memorial Sloan- Outside of U.S.– $190.00 Outside of U.S.– $180.00 Kettering Cancer Center. To order, visit or call 845.354.5027 Fond MemoriesGraphics, Inc. • PO Box 149 • Pomona, NY 10970 • phone 845.354.5027 • email • web RUN WITH US!REMEMBER: FMG WILL BE ENGRAVING FINISHER MEDALS - NAMES AND NET TIME ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011 AT THE MARATHON PAVILION. ONLY $20.00 FREDSTEAM . ORG54 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 55
  • 29. As a runner, you know how important physical activity is for good health. But did you know that when kids get regular physical activity — like running — it helps to boost their self-esteem, performance in school and their overall well-being? That’s why ING Run For Something Better funds free school-based running fitness programs and exciting final race days across the country — with the help of people like you! By joining the Orange Laces Nation, you can raise money through a charitable marathon or half marathon to support kids’ participation in school-based running fitness programs. It’s easy to get started, and you’ll receive everything you need to meet your fundraising goal and earn great awards along the way. Visit to learn more about becoming a fundraiser today! 100% of net proceeds will go towards helping kids become fit. Learn more and become a fundraiser today at RETIREMENT • LIFE INSURANCE • INVESTMENTS56©2011 ING North America Insurance Corporation. cn67110099999 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON
  • 30. FINISHER COLLECTION 2011 FI NI SH ER 2011 2011 MEN’S MARATHON PERFORMANCE FINISHER JACKETS Don’t miss this year’s MARATHON MONDAY Finisher 2011 at the Marathon Pavilion Nov 7, 2011 / 7am–2pm Marathon Pavilion at 67th Street and Central Park West WOMEN’S MARATHON PERFORMANCE FINISHER JACKETS FI NI SH ER FI NI SH ER WOMEN’S/MEN’S FINISHER LONG SLEEVE PERFORMANCE SHIRT This year’s Finisher Collection is all about performance and style. Check out the entire Marathon line at OFFICIAL MARATHON COLLECTION NYRR.ORG/STORE
  • 31. START TIMELINE FINISH/POST-FINISH EDITH HUNKELER: PRO WHEELER, 5-TIME ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON CHAMPION START VILLAGESTime Start Race Numbers W. 91st St. Amsterdam Avenue Columbus Avenue Central Park West W. 90th St.8:30 a.m.* Wheelchair Division Public Transportation The Reservoir W. 89th St.8:45 a.m.* Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge West Side Tour buses Mobile Help8:55 a.m.* Handcycle Category and Select Ambulatory Athletes located on W. 88th St. Office Hours: 5:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. With Disabilities Central Park West, SUBWAY W. 87th St. north of 86th St.9:10 a.m.* Professional Women 86th Street & 86th Street Transverse Rd B C Central Park West West To East Side W. 86th St.9:40 a.m.* Wave Start 1 Runner Runner THERE IS NO FAMILY REUNION MEETING AREA Tent Tent 86th Street & 1 Blue Start Broadway W. 85th St. y Professional Men 100 through 199; 1-000 through 1-999; W. 84th St. 4-000 through 4-999; 7-000 through 11-999 Runners will exit W. 83rd St. Orange Start approximately one Sub-elite 200 through 299; 2-000 through 2-999; SUBWAY hour after they W. 82nd St. 81st Street & cross the finish line. Men and Women 5-000 through 5-999; 12-000 through 16-999 B C Central Park West West W. 81st St. Delacorte Green Start 79th Street & Theater 1 Broadway Runners should Local Competitive 500-999; 3-000 through 3-999; y proceed to W. 80th St. Men and Women 6-000 through 6-999; 17-000 through 21-999 Columbus Avenue via designated W. 79th St.10:10 a.m.* Wave Start 2 side streets. Amsterdam Avenue Columbus Avenue BUSES DOWNTOWN Central Park West Blue Start 22-000 through 28-999 W. 78th St. M7 & M11 Columbus Ave. The Ramble M104 Broadway Orange Start 29-000 through 35-999 W. 77th St. Green Start 36-000 through 42-999 W. 76th St.10:40 a.m.* Wave Start 3 BUSES UPTOWN I’M IN. W. 75th St. Blue Start 43-000 through 50-999 M7 & M11 Amsterdam Ave. M104 Broadway Orange Start 51-000 through 57-960 W. 74th St. The Lake Green Start 58-000 through 66-999 SUBWAY W. 73rd St. B C 72nd Street & Athletes*All start times are subject to change. Check for updates. West Central Park West w. Disability W. 72nd St. 72nd Street & exit on 72nd St. 1 2 Broadway W. 71st St. 72nd Street Cross Drive y 3Corral Timeline WAVE 1 WAVE 2 WAVE 3 THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON W. 70th St. Amsterdam Avenue Columbus Avenue Central Park West 2011 OFFICIAL MARATHON MAPSDrop off bags by 8:10 8:50 9:20 W. 69th St. INFORMATION AREACorrals open 8:20 9:15 9:55 W. 68th St.Corrals close 8:55 9:40 10:15 W. 67th St.Start 9:40 10:10 10:40 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON THE ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON
  • 32. 138th St. 4 B R O NX 3rd Ave. e. Morris Ave. Madison Ave. Bridge Rider Av 21 E. 138th St. E. 13 8th St. E. 135th St. Brook Ave. 135th St. 20 Fifth Ave. Willis Ave. Harlem Willis Ave. Bridge 35 125th St. E. 125th St. Marcus Garvey 125th St. 22 Memorial Park 4 Randalls Island First Ave. 19 116th St. 116th St. 110th St. E. 110th St. 110th St. 103rd St. 30 23 3rd Ave. First Ave. Fifth Ave. Park Ave. 96th St. 18 Central Park West Ave. 2nd Ave. Lexington Madison Ave. New York E. 89th St. Road Runners 86th St. 4 E. 86th St. Central 24 Park Upper East Side Fifth Ave. Central Park West E. 79th St. 77th St. 17 72nd St. Q U EEN S 68th St. 40 First Ave. York Ave.FINISH 25 E. 66th St. Roosevelt Island Long Island City Br 66th St. Fifth Ave. oa 59th St. dw 26 Queensboro Bridge21st St. Queensboro Plaza 59th St. ay 4 Columbus Circle E. 59th St. 16 Central Park South 25 15 Queens Blvd. Fifth Ave. Lexington Ave. Queens Plaza 57th St. 57th St. Crecent St. Dr. 45th Rd. 44th t. 14 Court Sq. 5th Ave. 10th S Vern 7th Ave. 23rd St. on B 21st St. lvd. Ave. Hunterspoint Ave. 11th 48th St. Vernon Blvd.- Jackson Ave. Pula ski B HUDSON RIVER ridg e M cG 13 ui nn es sB MANHATTAN lvd . Greenpoint Ave. Greenpoint e. Av 20 Ma nt nh oi at np ta ee n Gr Av e. EA Nassau Ave. 12 ST RI N. 12th St. . V rd Ave ER Bedford Ave. Bedfo Williamsburg-North 11 e Marcy Ave. urg Bridg Williamsb Bed Williamsburg-South for dA ve. 10 Be Ma df nh or at d ta n Av e. Br Br oo id kl ge yn Br id ge Downtown Brooklyn 15 Clinton Hill 9 e. Classon Ave. Fl Av at St. tte bu Fulton ye sh fa Av La Clinton-Washington Ave. DeKalb Ave. e. Lafayette Ave. Hoyt-Schemerhorn St. 8 Nevin St. 4 Atlantic Atlantic Ave. 4 Ave. Pacific St. Bergen St. Bergen St. Boerum Hill Prospect Heights Union St. Fourth Ave. Union St. Park Slope 7 7 7 Carroll Gardens 9th St. 4th Ave. Red Hook B R OOK LYN 10 19th St 10 10 . 6 6 6 e. 25th St. N E W YO R K Third Av HA R B O R 36th St. Ave. Fourth Note that marathoners in the Sunset Orange start will be on the left side 5 5 5 Park of Fourth Avenue, and those in the 45th St. Blue and Green starts on the right. Sunset Park e. 53rd St. Third Av 59th St. 4 4 4 Bay Ridge Ave. Bay Ridge Ave Bay Ridge Bay Ridge Pkwy. 77th St. 5 3 5 5 y. 3 3 Dyker Heights 86th St. 86th St. Fourt Fort Hamilton Pkw 92nd St. h Ave . Dyker 2 2 Beach 95th St. 95th St. Park 2 ge rid sB w rro Na o- 1 1 1 n za STATEN IS L AND ra Ver START