PPTC Marathon Activities
On Sunday, October 25 2009, PPTC is sponsoring a group run of the last 10 miles of the NYC Marathon course.We will meet under the 59th Street Bridge at 1st Avenue and be ready to run by 8 a.m. on October 25, 2009.As usual this run will be supported by a rolling aid station.There will be Gatorade, cold water and energy food waiting for us before we cross the Willis Ave Bridge (1st Avenue and 125th Street) and as we enter Central Park (90th Street at Engineers Gate).At the “finish line” (the Tavern on the Green parking lot) there will be more goodies waiting for us.This event is free and open to the public.We just ask that you let us know if you are going to join us.
The importance of this run cannot be stressed enough.Seven days 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:It is a way to “have a taste” of the Marathon.
On Marathon Sunday, we are also renting our own buses to transport Brooklyn runners to the start.They will be leaving from Prospect Park West and 9th Street and will take you to Fort Wadsworth.The cost is $10 for members and $15 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 at 9th Street and Prospect Park West no later than 6:15 a.m. to be checked in.
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 indoor plumbing.This event is free and open to the public.We just ask that you let us know if you are going to join us.We will transport your bag of stuff from our bus to the reunion.
Go to www.pptc.org for more information regarding our NYC Marathon activities.You can also pay for your reserved seat on the marathon bus at www.pptc.org. To RSVP for the Last 10 Miles group run or the post-race Marathon reunion at PS 87, call 718-595-2049, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.