PPTC NYC Marathon Activities
As a group we will be running the last 10 miles of the course. We will meet at under the 59th Street Bridge and be ready to run by 8 a.m. As usual this run will be supported by a rolling aid station (captained by our own Diana Ortiz!). There will be Gatorade, cold water and energy food waiting for us before we enter the Willis Ave Bridge (1st Ave and 125th St) and as we enter Central Park (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 goanna join us. We do need a second car to make this work for all our runners. Can we count on you?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 the Thursday before the Marathon, the Shamrock Athletic Club usually has a great marathon pasta party at Buckley’s Restaurant, located on Nostrand Ave. and Avenue S, at 7pm and invites PPTC members to join them. As of this writing, arrangements have not been finalized but mark your calendars! Oh, did I mention that this affair is free of charge (except for a gratuity for the wait staff), thanks to the generous hosts — the Buckley Family. We will keep you posted – on the Runner’s Forum and email blast. We are also renting our own buses 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 $15 for “friends.” All seats are prepaid and go quickly. Members can reserve seats immediately; non-member reservations will be taken starting October 1st. 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 by 6:15 a.m. to be checked in.