October 23rd | The Last Ten Long Run
October 23 @ 7:45 am - 11:00 am
NY Flyers Last Ten Miles (of the NYC Marathon Course) Supported Long Run
Save the Date- Sign-ups and volunteers will begin soon
Distance: 10 miles
Description: Preview the Last Ten Miles of the NYC Marathon with the New York Flyers!
This terrific run will follow the marathon course from the Queensboro/59th Street Bridge to the infamous 5th Avenue Hill to the Marathon Finish Line at Tavern on the Green in Central Park. Come join us! Space is limited.
Who: Members and Non-members- all are welcome!
Cost: Free for Flyers and $20 for Non-Flyers - But before you pay $20 for one run, why not consider becoming a member for $30? As a member, you can participate in all of the monthly Long Training Runs for free. Membership extends for 12 months (i.e., it is NOT a calendar year membership). Come join us! Please note: Unfortunately you can not be a member of the Flyers if you compete for another team in races.
Organizer: New York Flyers
When: Sunday October 23rd, 2022. 8:00 AM Start. Check-in begins at 7:15 AM. Please arrive no later than 7:35 a.m. so we can start the run promptly at 8:00 AM. The Run will begin with the
12:30-13:30MM Run/Walk group first. Subsequent pace groups starting with 8 minutes/mile group will start afterwards at approximately 5 minute increments.
Where: We will meet at the at the north east corner of 59th and 1st, just SOUTH of the Queensboro Bridge underpass. The meeting place will be the small plaza in front of the TJ Maxx and the former Food Emporium. Look for the runners decked out in NY Flyer Gear!
Aid Stations: Water, Gatorade, and gels at around Mile 6.5 at 110th Street & Fifth Avenue in front of the Duke Ellington Statue. At the FINISH we will have coffee, water, Gatorade and bagels.
Baggage: Drop-off at start location (59th and 1st Avenue); Pick-up at finish (turnaround circle in front of Tavern on the Green in Central Park at West 67th Street). BAGGAGE CHECK IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS OFFERED AS A CONVENIENCE TO RUNNERS. Baggage pick-up will close at 10:45 AM, which gives you plenty of time to finish the run. Please remember to pick-up your bags. Please arrive at the finish by 10:45AM.
Toilets: There are no toilets at the start. The nearest facilities to the start are a Starbucks two blocks north, but it has one stall and we have 150 runners. Arrive very early or else don't count on using it. Along the route, there are toilets in Marcus Garvey Park as well as in Central Park, but pacers will not make stops at these toilets given the relatively short length of the run. There are toilets at the finish at Tavern on the Green.
Pace Groups We will send out groups by pace beginning with the 13:00 MM Run/Walk Group, then the 12:30 - 8:00 MM groups a few minutes apart. Each group will have at least one designated pacer.
Route: Please print out the route map and bring directions.
Please stay on the sidewalk. Be very careful crossing streets, especially the larger Manhattan streets such as 79th Street, 86th Street, etc., as well as some busy streets in the Bronx. Please do not run through red lights! Avoid running in the bike lanes.
We strongly suggest that you run with money, a metrocard and a phone, plus a copy of the route and directions.
We will need many Pacers and Volunteers to make the run happen- Contact the board at firstname.lastname@example.org
See who else is running HERE