NYC Marathon support

PPTC is happy to provide its members with a few special services for the New York City Marathon.

“Last ten” run

Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 a.m.

Eight days before the main event, Prospect Park Track Club will organize a group run of the last ten miles of the NYC Marathon course. We will meet under the 59th Street Bridge at 1st Avenue. This event is free and is for PPTC members and their invited guests only.

At the “finish line” (the Tavern on the Green parking lot) there will be more goodies waiting for us. Due to logistics issues, we will not have aid stations set up along the course, so be sure to bring a water bottle or some money, should you so desire.

For those running New York, this exercise is crucial. A little over a week later, you will be running this same route after covering 16 miles. You will have the memory of how easy and fun it was with fresh feet and how close the finish line is. This is also a great run for someone who is not running the NYC Marathon – a way to “have a taste” of the excitement.

Register by filling out this form.

Link to volunteer will follow.

Bus to Fort Wadsworth

Buses will be leaving from JackRabbit’s Brooklyn store at 151 7th Avenue (between Garfield and Carroll) and will take you to Fort Wadsworth. JackRabbit will be providing a bathroom, a place to be warm and dry, and the opportunity to purchase any last minute items.

If you are taking the PPTC bus, you will need to be in front of JackRabbit Sports no later than 5:45 a.m. to be checked in. The last bus leaves promptly at 6:00 a.m. 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.

Click here to register. You must be logged in to the NYCRUNS account with which you paid for your membership to receive the reduced rate.

In addition, we will be offering a bag check so you can have clean, dry clothes and other belongings waiting for you at the PPTC post-race reunion. Bags (small ones, please!) will be brought from JackRabbit to PS 87, so if you need anything at Fort Wadsworth, don’t put it in the bag! Please make sure your name and phone number is on the outside.

Post-race reunion

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.

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 West 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.


RSVP using the form below, or click here.