Marathon Events All This Week!

Can’t wait for Marathon Week!


While the New York City Marathon is not til next week, the New York Road Runners Club is hosting so many events next week that you almost don’t have to run the marathon to be excited about it! I stumbled upon some information from them and thought I would share it here.

They have so many events going on that they needed three different venues to host them all in! Here are those locaitons:

  1. The NYRR Run Center (320 West 57th street New York, NY 10019)
  2. The Marathon Pavilion (67th street and Central Park West, inside the park)
  3. The Marathon Expo (Jacob Javits Convention Center)

The full calendar of events, as of now, is below with the time and location of each.

The marathon pavilion will open its doors on Sunday!


If it wasn’t for the fact that I will be in Philadelphia  this weekend, I would have loved to have gone to the opening of the Marathon Pavillion on Sunday morning (8:00-10:00am)! Fortunately enough for me, its close enough to my job that I may just visit it during the week! A side note, I’m actually pretty excited about Philly this weekend. I get to visit what is in my opinion, the spookiest attraction in the North East in Terror Behind The Walls at the Eastern State Penitentiary! Very cool if you are into that type of thing, but if you are not, I understand!

Back to the race week calendar and back to the Pavillion. I see that they are having a member lunch on Monday with course strategy. I may not be running the marathon this year but I am so intrigued still by the course that I may just stop by to listen! If I don’t do the lunch, I may stop by on Monday after 5pm as they are offering a free Michelob Ultra plus a giveaway for all members!

On Wednesday November 1 they are offering an interesting session at the RunCenter. The session is sponsored by BEDGEAR who happens to be the official mattress and pillow of the New York City Marathon!? I didn’t know there was ever an official mattress and pillow sonsor…well then! Anyhow, I don’t know about any of you but whenever I go on a night run after work, I have a lot of trouble falling asleep. My muscles ache a bit and sometimes I am just wired and can’t fall sleep. I would love to hear what they have to say to cope with this. Do any of you struggle with this after a night run?

Not too often you get to meet an Olympian….


On Saturday November 4th, they might make me do something I hate to do. They may just make me come into Manhattan from Long Island for something other than work or a race! Why? At the RunCenter they will be having a pair of Olympians and World Champions in Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn. I cannot tell you how much I love these two middle distance runners. Earlier this year when I ran the NYRR 5th Avenue Mile I stuck around well after my race just to watch the professional women’s mile. I was torn on who I wanted to win, Jenny Simpson or Brenda Martinez . Brenda surged at the end but there was no way she was catching Jenny. A chance to meet Jenny and Emma Coburn would be the highlight of the week since I can’t run the marathon this year! 

….and you get to meet a world champion!

So those are my favorites! What are you looking forward to? Whatever you choose, make sure to enjoy the event and most importantly the actual marathon on Sunday!

Sunday, October 29

Time Location Event
7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. RUNCENTER Number Pickup: Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USATF 5K Championships
Runners participating on Saturday’s race through Midtown Manhattan can pick up their race materials, including their bib numbers and shirts.
8:00–10:00 a.m. Pavilion TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion Grand Opening
The TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion opens its doors to visitors, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Pavilion Race-day Nutrition with Lauren Antonucci, Brought to You by Poland Spring
Join the registered dietitian for a conversation starting every hour at the top of the hour from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
4:00–6:00 p.m. Pavilion Course Strategy with NYRR Coaches
NYRR coaches will lead runners through a mile-by-mile course strategy session, including race-day tips and insights on how to manage the 26.2-mile tour through the five boroughs. Sessions will be held every hour on the hour.

Monday, October 30

Time Location Event
7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. RUNCENTER Number Pickup: Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USATF 5K Championships
Runners participating on Saturday’s race through Midtown Manhattan can pick up their race materials, including their bib numbers and shirts.
7:30–8:30 a.m. RUNCENTER RUNHealthy: Yoga for TCS New York City Marathon Runners
Prep for the TCS New York City Marathon with RUNHealthy: Yoga for Runners! The class is open to all levels and will incorporate postures that help with running performance and injury prevention.
Led by instructor Steph Armijo, you’ll focus on relieving tightness and building strength in five key muscle groups involved in running–glutes, hamstrings, quads, core, and calves–as well as increasing mental focus through breathing.
Bring your own mat and RSVP here.
12:00–1:00 p.m. Pavilion NYRR Member Lunch and Course Strategy
Prepare for your five-borough run with tips and course information from NYRR’s coaching staff.
4:00–6:00 p.m. RUNCENTER Runner Hydration with Gatorade
Sample the latest and greatest from Gatorade at the NYRR RUNCENTER!
5:00–6:00 p.m. Pavilion Strength Training with Hospital for Special Surgery
Join Hospital for Special Surgery specialists Pam Geisel and Tiffany Chag, as well as physical therapist Lauren Alix Riccardi, as they teach runners how to effectively strength train and prevent injury during marathon training. RSVP here.
6:00–7:00 p.m. Pavilion Member Monday: Course Strategy and Meet Your Pacer
NYRR members ages 21 and up can stop by and receive a free drink courtesy of Michelob Ultra. At 6:30 p.m., NYRR Coaches will host a Course Strategy session with valuable insight and will answer questions about race day. Members may also receive a limited-edition giveaway while supplies last.
6:00–7:00 p.m. RUNCENTER NYRR Team for Kids Group Run
Runners from NYRR’s Team for Kids will meet for a run in Central Park, beginning and ending at the NYRR RUNCENTER.

Tuesday, October 31

Time Location Event
7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. RUNCENTER Number Pickup: Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USATF 5K Championships
Runners participating on Saturday’s race through Midtown Manhattan can pick up their race materials, including their bib numbers and shirts.
7:30–8:30 a.m. RUNCENTER RUNHealthy: Pilates for TCS New York City Marathon Runners
Join New York Pilates instructor and running coach Jen Ares-Cruz for a core-focused class designed to support your running and make you feel your strongest at the starting line!
Pilates for TCS New York City Runners will focus on the rotational strength and stabilization needed for running, particularly in the lower body and shoulders. This workout is ideal for runners looking to improve their body awareness and running form; strengthen key muscle groups to improve speed, efficiency, and prevent injury; and stretch the areas of the body that running stresses the most.
Bring your own mat and RSVP here.
6:00–8:00 p.m. Pavilion MEB: The Home Stretch Series Premiere Screening with Q&A
Watch the series premiere of MEB: The Home Stretch, a five-part documentary series chronicling the final season of America’s greatest marathoner, Meb Keflezighi. A Q&A with Meb will follow the screening.
Doors will open for the free screening at 6:00 p.m. Please plan to arrive on time, as there is no guaranteed, reserved seating. RSVP here.

Wednesday, November 1

Time Location Event
8:00–10:00 a.m. RUNCENTER BEDGEAR presents Yoga Nidra: Guided Meditation for Better Sleep
Ingrid Prueher, a pediatric and adult sleep and nutrition consultant and founder of sleeptransformation.org, will be leading the yoga nidra classes. This practice of meditation enables you to use downtime to increase your recovery, which is especially useful when race-day adrenaline is keeping you awake. Join us for a 40-minute guided “sleep meditation” that is sure to relax your muscles and give you clarity so you can be ready for your run!
Please bring your own mat and towel. RSVP here.
12:00–1:00 p.m. RUNCENTER Facebook Live: Coaches’ Chat
NYRR Coaches will answer questions about training at the NYRR RUNCENTER, streaming live on the NYRR Facebook page.
2:00–3:00 p.m. Pavilion Touring and Training: Meet and Greet with Prince Royce
The Bronx native will share his experiences training for the TCS New York City Marathon while performing as a recording artist.
4:00–5:00 p.m. RUNCENTER BEDGEAR presents Sleep Insights for Athletes
For more than 10 years, Lorenzo Turicchia was a researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he worked on biomedical devices and bioelectronics. His recent work has included research on medical devices for monitoring sleep and daily activity.
Currently, Lorenzo is working on new technologies for measuring and optimizing sleep performance, based on his knowledge of the human body. During this presentation, Lorenzo will provide tips for how athletes can improve their sleep for optimal performance each day.
5:30–6:30 p.m. RUNCENTER MELT Seminar for TCS New York City Marathon Runners with Hospital for Special Surgery
Join Hospital for Special Surgery exercise physiologist and performance specialist Polly deMille as she teaches you this simple yet effective technique for self-myofascial release that can benefit your entire body and help prevent injury.
Runners will have the opportunity to learn the self-treatment technique MELT (myofascial energetic length technique) to restore optimal integrity of the connective tissue. RSVP here.
6:00–7:00 p.m. Pavilion BEDGEAR presents Sleep Insights for Athletes
For more than 10 years, Lorenzo Turicchia was a researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he worked on biomedical devices and bioelectronics. His recent work has included research on medical devices for monitoring sleep and daily activity.
Currently, Lorenzo is working on new technologies for measuring and optimizing sleep performance, based on his knowledge of the human body. During this presentation, Lorenzo will provide tips for how athletes can improve their sleep for optimal performance each day.
6:30–7:30 p.m. RUNCENTER Hospital for Special Surgery presents Foam Rolling for TCS New York City Marathon Runners
Join Hospital for Special Surgery physical therapists Catherine Wysin and Julie Khan as they teach runners how to use foam rollers to help reduce post-exercise muscle soreness and accelerate the return of muscle strength and power after a hard workout. RSVP here.

Thursday, November 2

Time Location Event
8:00–10:00 a.m. Pavilion Run Mama Run Screening and Breakfast with Sarah Brown
Join us for an exclusive free screening of Run Mama Run, followed by breakfast and a panel with New Balance athlete Sarah Brown.
Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Seating and breakfast are first come, first served. RSVP here.
10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Expo Number Pickup: TCS New York City Marathon
Runners participating in Sunday’s race can pick up their race materials, including their bib numbers and shirts.
10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Expo Number Pickup: Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USATF 5K Championships
Runners participating in Saturday’s race through Midtown Manhattan can pick up their race materials, including their bib numbers and shirts.
10:00–11:30 a.m. RUNCENTER NYRR Central Park Running History Tour (English)
Get a taste of the Big Apple’s vibrant past on the NYRR Central Park Running History Tour! After leaving the NYRR RUNCENTER, our coaches will guide you at a comfortable (~10:00 min/mile) pace past various landmarks significant to New York City’s running history. RSVP here.
10:00–11:00 a.m. Pavilion Team Celiac: The Benefits of Gluten-Free Running
11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Expo Course Strategy with NYRR Coaches
Learn valuable advice about how to approach 26.2 miles through the five boroughs with NYRR’s coaching staff. Course strategy sessions will be held every hour on the hour starting at 11:00 a.m., with a special presentation from Hospital for Special Surgery at 3:00 p.m.
12:00–2:15 p.m. RUNCENTER NYRR Central Park Running History Tours (Spanish, Italian, French, and Portuguese)
Languages and tour times are listed below. RSVP here.
Spanish: 12:00–1:30 p.m
Portuguese: 12:15–1:45 p.m.
Italian: 12:30–2:00 p.m.
French: 12:45–2:15 p.m.
12:00–1:00 p.m. Pavilion It Will Move You Professional Athlete Panel
Pro athletes Jared Ward, Aliphine Tuliaumuk, Amanda McGrory, and Josh George will participate in an exclusive It Will Move You panel. These athletes will share their stories of how they’ve been moved by running and the marathon.
2:00–3:30 p.m. RUNCENTER NYRR Central Park Running History Tour (English)
RSVP here.
3:00–5:00 p.m. Pavilion NYRR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and Abebe Bikila and George Hirsch Journalism Awards Presentation
Inducted in 2017 will be Tom Fleming, Ryan Hall, Lornah Kiplagat, Orlando Pizzolato, and Dr. Norbert Sander. Tim Layden will receive the George Hirsch Journalism Award. This event is free and open to the public.
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Expo Maximizing Race Day: Tips for Success on Your 26.2 with Tiffany Chag from Hospital for Special Surgery
5:30–6:30 p.m. Pavilion Fitbit Presentation with Ryan and Sara Hall
Chat with Professional Runners Ryan & Sara Hall to get race day tips and advice. The professional running duo set records and earned accolades both as All-Americans at Stanford and in the competitive race world, so come ask your last-minute questions and get ready to take on race day. RSVP here.
5:30–6:30 p.m. RUNCENTER Foam Rolling with Hospital for Special Surgery
RSVP here.
6:30–7:30 p.m. RUNCENTER Spectator 101: How to Find Your Runner on Race Day
Trying to figure out where you are going to cheer your runner on come marathon Sunday? Join us at the NYRR RUNCENTER for a brief informational session on the best practices and strategies to find your runner on race day! A Q&A will follow, and we’ll show you how to use the incredible spectator section of our TCS New York City Marathon app.
8:30–11:45 p.m. Pavilion BOSTON Screening with Q&A
Watch an exclusive screening of BOSTON, the first feature-length documentary chronicling the iconic race from its very beginning 120 years ago to present day.
Doors will open for the free screening at 8:30 p.m. Please plan to arrive by 8:00 p.m., as there is no guaranteed, reserved seating. RSVP here.

Friday, November 3

Time Location Event
10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Expo Number Pickup: TCS New York City Marathon
Runners participating in Sunday’s race can pick up their race materials, including their bib numbers and shirts.
10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Expo Number Pickup: Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USATF 5K Championships
Runners participating in Saturday’s race through Midtown Manhattan can pick up their race materials, including their bib numbers and shirts.
10:00–11:30 a.m. RUNCENTER NYRR Central Park Running History Tour (English)
Get a taste of the Big Apple’s vibrant past on the NYRR Central Park Running History Tour! After leaving the NYRR RUNCENTER, our coaches will guide you at a comfortable (~10:00 min/mile) pace past various landmarks significant to New York City’s running history. RSVP here.
11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Expo Course Strategy with NYRR Coaches
Learn valuable advice about how to approach 26.2 miles through the five boroughs with NYRR’s coaching staff. Course strategy sessions will be held every hour on the hour starting at 11:00 a.m., with a special presentation from Hospital for Special Surgery at 3:00 p.m.
12:00–2:15 p.m. RUNCENTER NYRR Central Park Running History Tours (Spanish, Italian, French, and Portuguese)
Languages and tour times are listed below. RSVP here.
Spanish: 12:00–1:30 p.m
Portuguese: 12:15–1:45 p.m.
Italian: 12:30–2:00 p.m.
French: 12:45–2:15 p.m.
12:00–1:00 p.m. Pavilion Tiki Talk: A Meet-Up and Q&A with Former New York Giants Running Back Tiki Barber
Former New York Giants running back and NFL Pro Bowler Tiki Barber will share the story of his transition from football player to road runner. A three-time TCS New York City Marathon finisher, Barber will dive into his passion for running and the obstacles he’s overcome on his journey to becoming a marathoner.
1:00–3:00 p.m. Pavilion TCS GoIT Presentation
Join us to see the goIT finalists from New York City schools present the fitness app they have created to a panel of judges.
2:00–3:30 p.m. RUNCENTER NYRR Central Park Running History Tour (English)
RSVP here.
2:00–3:00 p.m. RUNCENTER NYRR RUNTalk: The Future of U.S. Women’s Running with Emily Infeld and Emily Sisson
Join IAAF World Championship bronze medalist Emily Infeld and Team NB young phenom Emily Sisson for a chat about the bright future of women’s running in the United States.
3:00–4:00 p.m. Pavilion Conversation with Dean Karnazes
Renowned ultramarathoner and Fitbit Ambassador Dean Karnazes has run hundreds of marathons and ultramarathons on all seven continents of Earth. He will be running his tenth New York City Marathon and will discuss running 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 consecutive days, finishing with the New York City Marathon, and how technology has evolved over the past decade. Dean will delve into diet, pre-race preparation, tricks and strategies he’s learned over the years, and how he utilizes Fitbit to optimize training, sleep, and recovery. RSVP here.
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Expo Last-Minute Aches and Pains with Alex Shafiro from Hospital for Special Surgery
4:00–5:00 p.m. RUNCENTER NYRR RUNTalk: Dual-Sport Paralympic Athletes
This year’s TCS New York City Marathon will include two wheelchair athletes who have excelled on the world stage at the Paralympic Games in sports other than track and field: South Africa’s Ernst van Dyk (cycling) and Germany’s Annika Zeyen (wheelchair basketball).
Join these two inspirational racers to hear their journeys of competing in multiple sports, and the state of wheelchair racing and Paralympic sport in the world today.
5:00–6:00 p.m. RUNCENTER Seven Continents, Seven Marathons, Seven Days: A Conversation with Ultramarathoner Mike Wardian
Join ultramarathoner Mike Wardian as he talks about his record-breaking performance as he ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days! He’ll discuss this journey as well as the many other ultra adventures that helped him prepare for the TCS New York City Marathon.
6:00–7:00 p.m. RUNCENTER Citius Mag Podcast Live at the NYRR RUNCENTER
Join Citius Magazine as its staff records live from the NYRR RUNCENTER. Co-founder of Citius Mag and Sports Illustrated columnist Chris Chavez and Men’s Journal Senior Editor Kit Fox will preview the incredible professional field of the TCS New York City Marathon.
7:00–8:00 p.m. RUNCENTER Spectator 101: How to Find Your Runner on Race Day
Trying to figure out where you are going to cheer your runner on come marathon Sunday? Join us at the NYRR RUNCENTER for a brief informational session on the best practices and strategies to find your runner on race day! A Q&A will follow, and we’ll show you how to use the incredible spectator section of our TCS New York City Marathon app.

Saturday, November 4

Time Location Event
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Expo Number Pickup: TCS New York City Marathon
Runners participating in Sunday’s race can pick up their race materials, including their bib numbers and shirts.
10:00–11:00 a.m. RUNCENTER NYRR RUNTalk: A Conversation with Four-Time New York City Marathon Winner Bill Rodgers
Join four-time New York City Marathon champion Bill Rodgers as he discusses his iconic wins and tales of the past. A meet and greet will follow.
11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Expo Course Strategy with NYRR Coaches
Learn valuable advice about how to approach 26.2 miles through the five boroughs with NYRR’s coaching staff. Course strategy sessions will be held every hour on the hour starting at 11:00 a.m., with a special presentation from Hospital for Special Surgery at 3:00 p.m.
12:00–1:00 p.m. RUNCENTER NYRR RUNTalk: NYRR Hall of Fame Legends
Don’t miss the fastest panel of New York City running legends ever put together. This “greatest of all time” chat will feature Haile Gebrselassie, Bill Rodgers, GermΓ‘n Silva, and Ryan Hall.
1:00–2:00 p.m. RUNCENTER The Secrets of Running with Toby Tanser and Lornah Kiplagat
Author of Train Hard, Win Easy: The Kenyan Way Toby Tanser will lead a discussion on the secrets of Kenyan running with Lornah Kiplagat, an IAAF World Half-Marathon and IAAF World Cross Country Championships gold medalist.
2:00–3:00 p.m. RUNCENTER The Future of Women’s Running with Kathrine Switzer, Deena Kastor, and Alison Desir
Join a discussion with female running legends Kathrine Switzer and Deena Kastor as well as Alison Desir, fitness activist and co-founder of Run4AllWomen. The three will discuss the history and future of women’s running around the world. The panel will be moderated by New York Road Runners’ Gordon Bakoulis.
3:00–4:00 p.m. RUNCENTER Team New Balance World Champions: Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn
Join Team New Balance athletes, IAAF World Champions and Olympic medalists Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn as they discuss training, the road to the 2016 Rio Olympics, and their individual moments of World Championships glory.
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Expo Race Recovery: Finish Line and Beyond with Pam Geisel from Hospital for Special Surgery
4:00–5:00 p.m. RUNCENTER It Will Move You: The Most Inspiring Stories of the TCS New York City Marathon
Before the TCS New York City Marathon, get inspired by a panel of runners who have experienced a variety of obstacles to get to the marathon start line–but have overcome them and will be lining up right alongside you on Sunday, November 5.
5:00–6:00 p.m. RUNCENTER Spectator 101: How To Find Your Runner on Race Day
Trying to figure out where you are going to cheer your runner on come marathon Sunday? Join us at the NYRR RUNCENTER for a brief informational session on the best practices and strategies to find your runner on race day! A Q&A will follow, and we’ll show you how to use the incredible spectator section of our TCS New York City Marathon app.

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