This is the Group for everything VCTC and the 2012 NYC Marathon. Join for news on training, transport, parties and everything else.
Latest Activity: Nov 2, 2012
Last year we initiated 3 long runs for the NYC Marathon build-up. This year we're going to repeat it. Runs will be 20, 21 and 22 miles long on Sep 16, Sep 30 and Oct 7 and start at 8am. We'll hopefully have aid stations along the way with water and anything you bring put there waiting for you. We'll break into pace groups so you needn't worry about your speed.
More details to follow later about the runs so please join the Group to receive further details and to let me know if you'll be coming and what pace you plan to run.
It's that time of year again!
Please 'sign up' by commenting below that you want to join your fellow VCTC members in a ride to the start. First come First Serve Basis!
The bus holds 44 People MAX (no standing allowed).
$10. CASH per person, please bring exact change.
Race Morning We Meet Here:
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BE AT THE HANDBALL COURTS FOR BOARDING AT 7AM, EARLIER IF YOU WANT PHOTOS. BUS LEAVES AT 7:10 SHARP.
WE WILL TAKE A GROUP PICTURE AND HOPEFULLY TALK TO SOME LOCAL REPORTERS FROM THE RIVERDALE PRESS.
PLEASE WEAR YOUR VCTC CLOTHING
(Please note: If the temperatures are cold on race day morning, I HIGHLY recommend bringing extra extra clothes. Being cold before a marathon is not smart or fun!)
The first wave of the NYC marathon starts at 9:40am. We should be in Staten Island within 45 minutes after we leave Van Cortlandt Park.Here is the NYC marathon webpage about the starting waves and other important information:http://www.nycmarathon.org/entrantinfo/start_services.htm
See you all soon!
PS: Please try to pee before you get to the vans in the morning! ;)
Here are the current confirmed sign ups:
Hi, I am planning to run the last 10 miles of the marathon course this Sunday around 8:00 a.m. Anyone interested in meeting on First Ave by the bridge? I plan to run about a 10 min pace. Continue
Started by Penelope Gay Sheely. Last reply by Aaron Lipskar Oct 25, 2012.
Meet at Handball Courts at 8am. The route will go north up the OCA to Hastings, along Farragut Ave, then back to Vannie on the South County Trail/Old Putnam Trail for brunch at the Short Stop.Please…Continue
Started by Kevin Shelton-Smith. Last reply by Jonathan Stenger Sep 16, 2012.