On Marathon Sunday, we are happy to announce that JackRabbit Sports is again joining us in transporting Brooklyn runners to the Start. Buses will be leaving from in front of their Brooklyn store at 151 7th Avenue (between Garfield and Carroll) and will take you to Fort Wadsworth. We need everyone to arrive no later than 5:45 AM and the last bus will leave no later than 6 AM and will not wait. We will fill the buses one at a time and as soon as they are filled they will leave JackRabbit will be open at 5 AM on Marathon Sunday. They will be providing a bathroom, a place to be warm and dry, and the opportunity to purchase any last minute items.
Register For The Bus Here (
Almost sold out, if you can’t register through this link there are no seats left) Our busses are full.
In addition, we will be offering a bag check so you can have clean, dry clothes and other belongings waiting for you when you finish – bags will be at the PPTC Marathon reunion area (see below). Bags will be brought from JackRabbit to PS 87. So if you need anything at Fort Wadsworth, don’t leave it at JackRabbit. Please make it as small a bag as possible, we don’t plan on renting a truck. If you want us to bring your bag to the school do not take it on the bus, leave it at Jackrabbit. And please make sure your name and phone number is on the outside.
The cost for bus transportation is $15 for PPTC members and $20. for “friends.” All seats are prepaid and go quickly. There are no walk-ons – reservations are required. If you are taking the PPTC bus, you will need to be in front of Jack Rabbit Sports no later than 5:45 AM to be checked in.
The reunion school
After the race we have our own Marathon reunion area. You can meet your friends and family at PS 87, located on West 77th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam. It is just 2 blocks from the finish line. We will provide hot chocolate, fruit, cold soda, bagels and an indoor restroom with a place to change. This event is free and open to PPTC Members and their “friends” who joined us on the marathon bus. We just ask that you let us know if you are going to join us. Again please RSVP here if you plan on coming to the school.
If you checked a bag with us when you boarded the bus at JackRabbit it will be waiting for you at the school. We will be waiting at the school until about 6 o’clock. If you’re going to PS 87, after you finish the marathon, exit the park at W. 77th St.Walk past the museum, cross Columbus Avenue and the school will be halfway down the block on your right side. We will be entering through the playground not the front door.
And Prospect Park track club members, if you’re not running the marathon this year this is a great way to be involved and help your teammates and friends. Check your inbox to find out how to volunteer on this day. The bus is full