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  3. 3. 2011 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 1
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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