Wednesday, July 23, 2008

NYC Half-Marathon Presented by NIKE

This is what I'm up to the next four days - and I'm developing a super-sweet playoof beard to rock for it. REPRESENTATION!


Whether you are a native New Yorker or someone coming into town specifically for the race, make sure to check out the following scheduled training runs and activities. Being a part of the NYC Half-Marathon Presented by NIKE is more than just the race.

If you’re looking for a place to go for a run throughout the week, NIKE offers a number of different training runs in New York City and Brooklyn. All of the training runs are FREE and provide bag check. Here is the weekly schedule:

Monday @ 6:30pm: NY Running Co.
Tuesday @ 6:30pm: NIKETOWN
Wednesday @ 6:30pm: Paragon Sports
Thursday @ 6:30pm: NIKETOWN
Saturday @ 9:00am: NIKETOWN
Saturday @ 9:00am: Starbucks (Park Slope, Brooklyn)
(NY Running Co. is on the second floor of The Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle. NIKETOWN is at 6 E 57th St btw Madison & 5th Aves. Paragon Sports is at 867 Broadway on the corner of 18th St. near Union Square. Starbucks in Park Slope Brooklyn is at 164 7th Ave between Garfield and 1st St.)

On Thursday, July 24th there will be a special Speaker Series for the NYC Half-Marathon. Specific topics will include course management, pre-race nutrition, race-day strategy, and how to handle certain weather conditions.

Speaker Series Topic: Half-Marathon Racing - NYC
Guest Speaker: Edie Perkins - former Brooklyn Half-Marathon winner and 1st NYRR member to cross the line in the NYC Marathon in ’05 & ’06.
Where: Atrium, adjacent to NIKETOWN
When: Thursday, July 24, following RUN NYC training run

Additionally, a special note to all RUN NYC members. There will be a post-race members-only tent in Battery Park, with special treats to celebrate your crossing the finish line. Access bracelets will be distributed after the Speaker Series event on Thursday, July 24.

Finally, starting Thursday, July 24 through Saturday, July 26, visit the NYC Half-Marathon Runner’s Experience held in the Atrium adjacent to NIKETOWN. Throughout the race expo, you’ll have the world of running at your fingertips. There will be course-specific pace bracelets to help you achieve your race-day goal, race shirt customization – ensuring that you will stand out in the crowd, gait analysis by NIKE Running experts, Nike+ education and trials and NYC Half-Marathon t-shirts, jackets, and caps.

Half-Marathon Race Information:
All entrants are required to pick up their numbers, scoring chips, and participant shirts (sizes subject to availability) in advance of the race at the Runner’s Experience. Materials can be picked up at the following times:

Thursday, July 24 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 25 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 26 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Again: Absolutely no race numbers or ChampionChips will be available on race morning.

On Sunday, July 27th the race begins at 7:00am in Central Park. All runners must be lined up in their appropriate pace corrals by 6:35am. Please note that there is a three-hour time limit to complete the course. For more information about race-day specifics and to view the course map, please

This coming week features numerous ways to expand your connection with the running world. Make sure to take advantage of all of the great activities and events NIKE is offering. There is no better way to prepare for the NYC Half-Marathon Presented by NIKE.

1 comment:

Juliana said...

I ran the half on Sunday,and just wanted to commend you all on an amazing race! The organization and entertainment along the course were great, and it was a really fun event!