New York City Marathon Week Events! (all free!)

i just started this so will be updating constantly, so recheck often or every morning! Plus, send me your tips!!

Tuesday

  • Halloween Social Run: Trick or treat! Come in costume for a chance to win prizes. –JackRabbit Sports, Union Square, 7pm. More information here.
  • Tips and Tales from the NYC Marathon: Local running legend Larry Lewis will be running his 30th consecutive NYC Marathon this year, and his experiences have provided him with many fun anecdotes, but also a great deal of valuable advice. Come by to take course and strategy notes, talk out your pre-race jitters, or just to laugh at Larry’s crazy stories! –JackRabbit Sports, Upper East Side, 7pm. More information here.

Wednesday

  • RUNNER’S WORLD + Mizuno: Energize Your Run Clinic, hosted by City Sports with Bart Yasso.  The first 100 to attend will receive a special gift bag with Runner’s World, Mizuno and City Sports giveaways! Try limited edition gear from Mizuno, post-run refreshments, giveaways, and special in-store offers will follow the run. –6 pm, City Sports Rockefeller Center, 64 West 48th Street Between 5th and 6th Ave. More information here.
  • Meet the Marathon Man, Dean Karnazes. Come to the West Side New York Running Company Store and meet the celebrated athlete and bestselling author, Dean Karnazes! Dean will fill us in on his latest global running adventure and then take then take questions from the audience. –6:30pm. More information here.
  • Put a special touch on any Mizuno technical top purchased at the marathon expo or any City Sports location! Just bring your shirt and receipt to City Sports Rockefeller Center and they’ll personalize it for FREE! -5 to 9 pm. More information here.

Thursday

  • Pete Jacobs at the NYC Marathon Asics expo booth,  3 pm. More information here.
  • Ryan Hall at the NYC Marathon Asics expo booth, 4 pm. More information here.
  • Put a special touch on any Mizuno technical top purchased at the marathon expo or any City Sports location! Just bring your shirt and receipt to City Sports Rockefeller Center and they’ll personalize it for FREE! -10 am to 7 pm. More information here.

Friday

  • Julie Culley at the NYC Marathon Asics expo booth, 1 pm. More information here.
  • Alysia Montano at the NYC Marathon Asics expo booth, 2 pm. More information here.
  • Alysia Montano at the Asics store on 42nd st, 4 pm. More information here.
  • Marathon Opening Ceremony. 5:30–6:30 p.m., Central Park. Marathoners and guests from around the world will join together for a spectacular international celebration of the diversity of the ING New York City Marathon, “where the world comes to run.” More information here.
  • Dean Karnazes, ultramarathon runner, will be doing a meet and greet at the Marathon Lounge Presented by Tata Consultancy Services, Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle (2nd floor), 6 pm to 7 pm. More information here.
  • Super Runners Shop is hosting a Preview Party at their newest store in the Meatpacking District at 346 West 14th Street, starting at 6 pm. Meet running legends Bill Rodgers & Gary Muhrcke, who will officially open the store and then be on hand to anwser your running and marathon questions! Also don’t miss the drawing for FREE Running Shoes every 20 minutes!
  • Put a special touch on any Mizuno technical top purchased at the marathon expo or any City Sports location! Just bring your shirt and receipt to City Sports Rockefeller Center and they’ll personalize it for FREE! -10 am to 7 pm. More information here.

Saturday

  • NYRR Dash to the Finish Line (5K), 8:30 a.m., From the United Nations Building to Central Park. If you are not signed up, come watch Shalane Flanagan, Evan Jager, Chris Derrick, Nick Willis, Lopez Lomong, Ben True, Molly Huddle, Kim Conley, Sally Kipyego, etc… More information here.
  • Deena Kastor at the NYC Marathon Asics expo booth, 11 am. More information here.
  • Evan Jager, american record holder, will be doing a meet and greet at the Marathon Lounge Presented by Tata Consultancy Services, Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle (2nd floor), 1 pm. More information here.
  • Deena Kastor and Pete Jacbos at Paragon Store, 2 pm. More information here.
  • Put a special touch on any Mizuno technical top purchased at the marathon expo or any City Sports location! Just bring your shirt and receipt to City Sports Rockefeller Center and they’ll personalize it for FREE! -9 am to 4 pm. More information here.
  • Shake Out Run!

    Lose those pre-race nerves with a 2-mile shake out run led by City Sports and Mizuno! After the run, join us back to the store for a light brunch and Q&A with our gear experts! 10 am, at City Sports Rockefeller Center. More information here.

Sunday

  • Sally Kipyego, olympic medalist, will be doing a meet and greet at the Marathon Lounge Presented by Tata Consultancy Services, Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle (2nd floor), 3 pm. More information here.

Monday

  • Meet Meb Keflezighi and Thad Beaty for a GenUCAN meet and Greet at Penn Club of New York, 30 W44th St,  8:30 to 10 am. More information here.
  • Marathon Monday Celebrations . Crown Trophy will provide FREE engraving for finisher medals and Brooks Running will hand out special marathon t-shirts for all finishers, while supplies last. The team from Body and Soul Restorations will be there to provide FREE reflexology and massage to soothe you and the great coaches at I Run/ I Yoga will lead gentle stretching sessions to help you recover. This event begins at 10:00am and runs all day at NYC Running Company, Columbus Circle. More information here.
  • Marathon Monday at the Marathon Pavilion, 7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Central Park at West 67th Street and Central Park West. Sales of limited-edition finisher gear, the New York Times ING New York City Marathon Results Section, medal engravings, official souvenirs, and more. More information here.

more updated daily so keep checking here!

I’ve compiled this listing off official emails I’ve received or brand/athletes/stores’s facebooks or twitter. Please review the event before making any plans: don’t blame me if any of these get cancelled, or switched, or anything. Have fun!

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