2016 TCS New York City Marathon: race week events!

  I will be updating this every day, I’ll add a lot more events later tonight or tomorrow. If you have any to be added, just forward it to me. So, recheck often! updated 10/29 4 pm

And don’t forget to re-read the New York City Marathon Tips, Course Strategy and Info! post

Monday, October 24th

  • Summit Series Launch Party with American Alpine Club
    Join The North Face as they launch our Fall 2016 Summit Series line. At 6pm, American Alpine Club will give an overivew of their organization and then detail some of the amazing spots for climbing in the Northeast. Following that, a few of the members of the local chapter will talk of their recent expeditions, with one member telling of her recent attempt at K2.
    Then, Senior Field Representative for The North Face, Stan Kosmider, will go through the Summit Series line and describe the new innovative gear that make up the full range of products At the end of the night, they will have a Q&A and raffle off some North Face gear. Refreshments will be provided by Bronx Brewery and some light snacks. More info here. (free)
  • Race IQ: New York City Marathon
    Join Tailwind Endurance and Finish Line Physical Therapy on Monday, October 24, as they welcome a panel of experts to discuss the ins, outs and secrets to success at the TCS New York City Marathon. More info here. (free)

Saturday, October 29th

  • Yoga for Runners: Pre-Marathon Yoga with Pure Yoga. Central Park Conservancy and renowned sports medicine physician, Dr. Jordan Metzl, have teamed up with Pure Yoga to offer you a special 60-minute pre-marathon yoga class. After the class, Dr. Metzl will conduct a Q&A about healthy running.
    Time: Music starts at 12:00 pm, class will be from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Location: East Meadow (East Side from 97th to 100th Street). This program is FREE; pre-registration is recommended. Open to all fitness levels. More info here. (free)

Sunday, October 30th

  • At the Marathon Pavilion: Virtual Trainer/Group Training Special Course Strategy Session
    The NYRR Coaching Staff will be giving you a special course strategy session and shakeout run on October 30 at the marathon pavilion (finish line of the marathon). If you are looking for any last-minute tips on how to run your best race, come on by at 3:00 p.m. Join the NYRR Pace team at 3:00 p.m. for a 3-5 mile easy run around Central Park and get pacing event from the pro’s, Bag check will be available for all runners. At 3:45 p.m. the coaches will break down the marathon course, mile by mile, so you can run your best race! Feel free to attend one of these or both!  Shake Out run with NYRR Pace Team: 3:00 p.m. Course Strategy: 3:45 p.m. More info here. (free)

Monday, October 31st

  • November Project: CAT HILL. 6:28am.  Well 120+ people will get to run down Cat Hill on Sunday, so we wanted to give people a chance to run UP it as well.  Because we all know that going up is so much more fun than going down. More info here. (free)
  • At the Marathon Pavilion:
    • 8:00 a.m. Exhale Spa Flow Yoga Open Class- Join instructor Rika Henry for a traditional flowing vinyasa yoga session with grooving tunes and creative transitions that lengthen, strengthen, and center. The class will be offered in basic, open, and advanced levels, with exhale’s unique focus on mind and body. Mat required; registration not required.
    • 12:00 p.m. – Pint Glass Giveaway: Stop by starting at noon for a limited-edition pint glass, free for NYRR members.
    • 6:00 p.m. – Happy Hour: NYRR members get a free drink during this two-hour gathering.
    • 6:30 p.m. – Course Strategy Preview: NYRR coaches will provide valuable insight and answer all your race-day questions.



Tuesday, November 1st

  • November Project at Mountain Athletics:  6:30PM at Columbus Circle.  The North Face have a #FREE weekly workout  Mountain Athletics.  Trainers will take you through a session of either strength, agility, or work capacity and send you on your way to hit the sack, set your alarm and get some sleep before tomorrow morning. More info here. (free)
  • At the Marathon Pavilion:
    • 8:00 a.m. Exhale Spa Power Yoga Class
      Join instructor Rika Henry for an athletically and mentally challenging class set to upbeat music. Exhale’s focus is on strengthening mind and body, and this yoga class is one of their best. Roll out your mat and get ready to sweat; expect a flowing, challenging, and mindful yoga practice. Mat required; registration not required.
    • 5:00 p.m. MELT Class presented by Hospital for Special Surgery. Led by Polly DeMille. The MELT Method uses bodywork techniques and teachings to reduce joint pain and muscle tension. HSS will lead runners through a series of exercises intended to enhance body awareness and restoration and ensure they’re ready for race day.
    • 5:30 p.m. Yoga for Runners presented by Hospital for Special Surgery. Led by Cara Senicola. Help protect your joints with this exclusive class designed to help meet the needs of runners’ bodies during training. The class will guide you through proper yoga poses to use when stretching and exercises to strengthen the core and help prevent injury.

Wednesday, November 2nd

  • November Project #PRDay. 5:28/6:28 a.m. For those running, you can jog a few laps with some of the most amazing people or just cheer the like you want to hear on Sunday from the Cheer Station. More info here. (free)
  • At the Marathon Pavilion:
    • 8:00 a.m. Exhale Core Fusion Yoga Class
      This class combines the small, targeted, toning movements of Core Fusion and a flowing, hard-driving yoga practice. Expect a fast-paced vinyasa flow with an extra “oomph” for thighs, glutes, and abs. It’s an uplifting hour on the mat, geared to stretch and tone body and mind, led by instructor Kevin Murane. Mat required; registration not required.
    • 9:00 a.m. Foam Rolling Session presented by Hospital for Special Surgery
      Led by Jamie Osmak. Runners will learn how to use a foam roller to help reduce post-exercise muscle soreness and accelerate the return of muscle strength and power after a hard workout.
    • 5:00 p.m. Strength Training for Runners presented by Hospital for Special Surgery. Led by Pam Geisel and Tiffany Chag. Runners will learn how to effectively strength train and prevent injury during marathon training.
    • 6:00 p.m. Runner’s World Shakeout Run
      Celebrate Runner’s World’s 50th anniversary with an evening shakeout run in Central Park. Led by Bart Yasso and other Runner’s World guests and editors, this run is open to runners of all levels and includes a commemorative giveaway.
    • 8:30 p.m. Tracktown Screening
      THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY FULL. We hope to have more tickets available closer to the event. Stay tuned for updates!
      This will be a special NYC screening of Tracktown: The Movie, with co-writer, director, and elite runner Alexi Pappas and director/producer Jeremy Teicher on hand for autographs and photo ops.

Thursday, November 3rd

  • KT Tape Champion’s Run with Meb Keflezighi and Special Guests by JackRabbit Free.
    7:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT JackRabbit: 42 W 14th St. More info here. (free)
  • At the Marathon Pavilion:
    • 8:00 a.m. Exhale Core Fusion Barre Class
      Join instructor Lauren Chiarello for a tough, inspired workout that moves you from barre to mat as it takes you through five intense muscle-targeted sequences that sculpt the arms, lean out the legs, shape the butt, and chisel the waistline. The workout ends with an inspirational cool-down geared to leave you with a well-deserved sense of accomplishment, energy, and peace. Socks required; registration not required.
    • 9:00 a.m. Ryan and Sara Hall Q&A Session
      Join pro runners and Fitbit Ambassadors Ryan and Sara Hall for breakfast, a meet and greet, photo ops, and a special Q&A session where they will discuss their tips and tricks for surviving a marathon, and Sara will share insights on how she’s used the Fitbit Surge to get ready for race day.
    • 4:00 p.m. New York Road Runners Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
      New York City Marathon icons Rod Dixon, Dick Traum, Margaret Okayo, and Steve Jones will make up the NYRR Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Former NYRR President and CEO Mary Wittenberg will receive the Abebe Bikila Award and New York Times writer Jeré Longman will receive the George Hirsch Journalism Award.
    • 6:00 p.m. Run Fast. Eat Slow. Meet-and-Greet with Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky. Join Olympian Shalane Flanagan and her co-author, Elyse Kopecky, for an inspirational nutrition talk. Learn the story behind Run Fast. Eat Slow. and how “indulgent nourishment” can help you run stronger and happier. A Q&A and book signing will follow the talk.
    • 6:45 p.m. Lauren Fleshman: Complete Training Journal Book Launch
      Join American former track and field athlete Lauren Fleshman as she launches her new book and shares insights on competing, improving your mental game, and how to ensure that race day brings out your best. Books will be available for purchase and signing, and there will be a meet-and-greet and photo ops with Lauren.

  • Shake It Out with Fitbit at NYRR Open Run with Dean Karnazes
    7:00 p.m. in Brooklyn Bridge Park
    Whether you’re here for the TCS New York City Marathon or just looking for a fun, active event, come get your steps in at a free shakeout run, hosted by NYRR Open Run, in partnership with Fitbit—the Official Fitness Tracker of the TCS New York City Marathon. Run alongside ultramarathon man and Fitbit Ambassador, Dean Karnazes. Hear how he’s been training with Fitbit Surge to help him conquer the city on race day, and enter to win a tracker of your own! More info here. (free)
  • November Project at Mountain Athletics: PART II.  Our friends are bringing you another hard hitting workout, same time, different location. 6:30 p.m. More info here. (free)

Friday, November 4th

  • November Project at Bethesda Fountain, 6:25 a.m. Moving up the start time, so be there ON TIME. What does that mean? 6:25 a.m. Six twenty-five a.m. Marathon swag will be sold at this workout as well. More info here. (free)
  • At the Marathon Pavilion:
    • 8:00 a.m. Exhale Core Fusion Barre Class
      Join instructor Lauren Chiarello for a tough, inspired workout that moves you from barre to mat as it takes you through five intense muscle-targeted sequences that sculpt the arms, lean out the legs, shape the butt, and chisel the waistline. The workout ends with an inspirational cool-down geared to leave you with a well-deserved sense of accomplishment, energy, and peace. Socks required; registration not required.
    • 11:00 a.m. Dean Karnazes Q&A and Book Signing
      Join Fitbit Ambassador and ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes for a special Q&A. Learn how he trains and prepares for races with Fitbit Surge. Sneak a peek and purchase The Road to Sparta and enjoy a meet-and-greet and photo ops with Dean.
    • 12:00 p.m. New York Times Discussion: Mindfulness and Running
      Led by the New York Times, this interactive panel discussion will focus on mindfulness and meditation practices and how to apply them to running. Panelists will even help runners create a unique mantra to use during the TCS New York City Marathon. Panelists include Jen Kluczkowski, founder of Mindfresh; David Gelles, meditation expert, New York Times business reporter, and author of Mindful Work; and Jen Miller, award-winning writer and New York Times contributor.
    • 1:00 p.m. Forever at the Finish Line Book Event
      Author Daniel Mitrovich will be on site for book sales, signing, and a meet-and-greet. Stop by to learn about the book that documents the monumental effort to install the life-size statue of New York City Marathon cofounder and former NYRR President Fred Lebow.
    • 2:00 p.m. TCS goIT Presentation
      goIT is TCS’s signature community STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education program, teaching coding, robotics, and design to more than 10,000 middle and high schoolers in more than 32 cities. Students from the program will present their concepts as a part of the TCS goIT Mobile App Challenge.
    • 3:00 p.m. Runner’s World December Cover Search Contest Reveal
      Runner’s World’s third annual cover search recognizes two exemplary runners–one male and one female–in America. The two winners are selected by a panel of Runner’s World judges, including Editor-in-Chief David Willey, Chief Running Officer Bart Yasso, and Executive Editor Tish Hamilton, based on their inspirational, personal breakthrough moments and stories of how running changed their lives.

    On Friday, Nov. 4, ASICS will be taking over New York City’s Columbus Circle and you’re invited to run (or walk) a mile to donate shoes to Girls on the Run. Each mile ran on the ASICS Extra Mile treadmills stationed in Columbus Circle will equal a pair of shoes donated to the non-profit. Stay tuned for hours of activation closer to the event. More info here.  (donation)
  • Never Stop Exploring Speakers Series: November Project
    Run followed with a FREE party and presentation from November Project as we celebrate New York, the running community, and the launch of “Showing Up,” a film by Dooster, powered by The North Face about 8 people who’s lives have been changed by joining November Project. More info here. (free)

Saturday, November 5th

  • The NYC Run, Selfie, Repeat NYC Marathon Shakeout Fun Run!
    NYC Marathon fun shakeout run led by Run, Selfie, Repeat’s Kelly Roberts and co-hosted by Finish Line Physical Therapy! It doesn’t matter if you’re getting ready to run 26.2 in NYC or if you’re cheering, everyone and all athletic levels are welcome! More info here. (free)
  • NYC Marathon Shakeout Art Run
    Whether you’re in town for the New York City Marathon, a New Yorker running the NYC Marathon or just want to get in a beautiful tour of the world’s best street art, Join the Wolf Pack for a 5K art run through downtown NYC:  lots of incredible street art and new murals in the Lower East Side and SoHo during this relaxed pace NYC Marathon shakeout run. More info here. (not free)
  • Pre NYC Marathon Yoga for Runners!
    “Find out how I used yoga to finish my first half marathon in an 1 hour and 37 minutes!” Join “The Runners Gym at Custom Performance” for a PRE MARATHON YOGA SHAKE OUT!  Enjoy some fall “shakes” & specialized swag bag giveaways! More info here. (not free)

updated daily so bookmark this post and keep checking here every day!

Don’t forget to re-read the New York City Marathon Tips, Course Strategy and Info! post

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!


7 thoughts on “2016 TCS New York City Marathon: race week events!

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  2. Thank you so much for posting this! I’m currently sat at home very bored while I wait for USCIS to process my work permit so I can start my new job and I doubt I would have found out about this otherwise! I’m lucky that I’m available to go to this exciting event despite the fact I feel unemployed and useless…..I can add it to my 3 volunteer sessions on marathon weekend….will come and say hi at the expo.

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    • Hi Rebecca, being an immigrant is no joke. I totally understand, I was on 5 (or 6?) different visas before becoming a resident… then had to go through the whole thing again when I married my non-american husband… hang in there, it gets easier. I get to vote in two weeks!!!!! See you at the expo! (great things to come, don’t despair!!)


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  4. Hi there … 2018, this year, will be my first #tcsnycmarathon. You’re so experienced on it. Loving the tips. Will you have time to update this one? Best regards!


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