Brian Lehrer Show Marathon Meetup

Friday, November 05, 2010 - 12:00 AM

[Thanks to resident running experts Alex Villari and Sarah Gilligan for helping to think this through.]

We are now gathering your Marathon Meet-Up stories. Did you see any of our runners along the course? Run into any fellow WNYC listeners? Or even if you just have a good story about your marathon experience, post it below! 

We have our runner database up and running! We'll do our best to update again before race time, keep tuned to facebook and twitter for the latest. Don't forget, take a listen to our very own Rex Doane demonstrating how you can cheer on fellow Brian Lehrer Show fans during the race, using the special phrase "It's A Free Country"

Are you running the marathon and wish there was someone to cheer you on? Are you watching the marathon and wish you had someone to cheer for? We're going to link up Brian Lehrer show runners and fans for this Sunday's marathon.

Runners: Check out the map below - this shows you where to keep your ears open for fellow WNYC fans who will be cheering you on.

Watchers: Check out the database below, print it out and bring it with you to your viewing spot. Want to take it the next level and track one of our runners online or through your iphone app? Information at the NYRR home page

We'll be tweeting updates and posting to facebook whenever we have more information on this site.

And don't forget, whether you are running or watching, snap pictures of any fateful encounters you may have!


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»» Want to print the below runner database? Click here and print the page, or just keep this link on your internet-enable phone!

We are now gathering your Marathon Meet-Up stories. Did you see any of our runners along the course? Run into any fellow WNYC listeners? Or even if you just have a good story about your marathon experience, post it below!

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Comments [2]

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Nov. 11 2010 11:19 AM
Melinda Ehrlich

Top Ten Reasons to Sign Up for the 2011 NYC Marathon

A famous sports reporter joked that getting accepted to the New York City Marathon is harder than getting into Harvard. She’s right. With 125,000 applications, only about 45,000 were awarded coveted slots for yesterday's race. I was not one of them, but I've run 11 NYC Marathons since 1989 and four more in other cities, so why be greedy? I thought I was done. But today the morning after, ING ran the quintessential advertising coup: a full page ad with the new slogan: I'm in. We're in. GET IN ! This was followed by, "Apply Today."
I am now considering running in 2011 and here are my top ten reasons why:
1. At what other time can you lose three pounds in four hours?
2. On what other day does the Verrazano Bridge transform into ‘the world’s longest urinal?’
3. When can you run alongside a pack of Running Rabbis and a guy whose shirt swears he’s going to run the 26.2 miles while dribbling a basketball?
4. Where else can you spot a runner carrying a sign at Mile 21 that screams out, “&%$#
the Wall”? And you love him for it.
5. You too can experience a mud-soaked refugee camp a la Woodstock in our very own city (Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island – the staging area for the race), but filled with 45,000 drug-free runners.
6. On what other occasion will you get to visit the five boroughs all in the same day and along the course, check out real estate in the hottest neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Long Island City and Harlem within four hours’ time?
7. When will you be able to sample over 100 great street bands in 26.2 miles (each with a CD that can be sampled online) if not at the NYC Marathon?
8. At what other time will complete strangers stand at the curb and offer paper towels to wipe off your sweat as you flash by?
9.Where else can you get that New York Road Runners Club shiny gold medal at the end of the rainbow – a medal you know you’ve really earned?
10. And finally, on what other occasion would family and friends give runners millions of dollars in charitable donations for the kids at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, The New York Road Runners Team for Kids and dozens of other great charities?

Nov. 08 2010 03:45 PM

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