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ING NYC Marathon Long Training Run
East Drive, 102nd St and 5th Ave

Gearing up to run the ING New York City Marathon or another fall marathon? Get in some long-distance practice with these runs; featuring built-in fuel, pace-setters, and training partners. Participants will be divided into groups by half-minute intervals from 7:00 through 11:00+ minutes per mile. All groups will cover 20 miles, but individuals may shorten their distance to suit their training needs. Runners faster than 7:00 may begin before the 7:00 group; however, no pace leader will be provided. This is an unscored, noncompetitive run and does not count toward qualifying for guaranteed entry to the ING New York City Marathon.


Welcome to one of the best training runs you can do to prepare for the ING New York City Marathon, or any fall marathon! Running the full 20 miles of this event will help make you ready for uphills, downhills, and everything in between. Varied terrain is a hallmark of the New York course, which features five bridges and a final three miles in Central Park.


The course consists of four loops of varying distances. For loop 1, you'll start on East Drive near 102nd Street and head north for a six-mile circuit. The first mile includes the challenging Harlem Hills. In loop 2, you'll run west on the 102nd Street Transverse (along which you'll find a refueling and portable-toilet stop on each of the last three loops) and then run south on West Drive and complete a 5-mile circuit back at the 102nd Street Transverse. Loop 3 is identical to Loop 2. Loop 4 is four miles long: You'll cross the 102nd Street Transverse a final time and head down West Drive again. This time you'll turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse, left again on East Drive, run up Cat Hill for the fourth time, and enjoy the final downhill to the finish on the 102nd Street Transverse. High-five your friends, grab some refreshments, and put your feet up—you did it!


For more information, please visit the NYRR website


This event is hosted by NYRR and ING.

Time: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM