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The ING New York City Marathon: Race Week Events

October 1, 2012 11:24:07 AM PDT
Get in on the race week fun.Remember that daylight savings time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 4. Don't forget set your clock back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. Sunday, October 28
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Race Week Events
Sunday, October 28
Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff (5M)
8:30 a.m., Central Park
Run part of the course within Central Park and cross the marathon finish line.


Thursday, November 1
Marathon in a Motorcoach
(also see Friday and Saturday, below)
9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.,
Tour the ING New York City Marathon in the comfort of a climate-controlled bus with professional, licensed tour guides, departing from Jacob Javits Convention Center. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

ING New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo
(also see Friday and Saturday, below)
10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.,
Jacob Javits Convention Center, Hall 3B
11th Avenue at 38th Street
Number, D-tag, and shirt pickup; Marathon Store; souvenirs; product demos; and more than 100 vendors and exhibitors.

Friday, November 2
Marathon in a Motorcoach
(also see Friday and Saturday, below)
9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.,
Tour the ING New York City Marathon in the comfort of a climate-controlled bus with professional, licensed tour guides, departing from Jacob Javits Convention Center. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

ING New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo
10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.,
Jacob Javits Convention Center, Hall 3B
11th Avenue at 38th Street

Marathon Lounge Presented by Tata Consultancy Services
10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.,
Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle (2nd Floor)
Learn more about the ING New York City Marathon at this free event, open to the public, including a variety of interactive activities, special programming, and more.

International Taste of Travel Presented by Wonderful Indonesia and the Cayman Islands
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Marathon Pavilion near the Finish Line (Central Park)
Enjoy the unique foods, entertainment, and cultures of Wonderful Indonesia and the Cayman Islands at a free reception. RSVP required?more details and RSVP link coming soon.

Marathon Opening Ceremony Featuring the Parade of Nations
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Park
Marathoners and guests from around the world will join together on Friday, November 2, for a spectacular international celebration of the diversity of the ING New York City Marathon, "where the world comes to run." Details coming soon.

Saturday, November 3
Marathon in a Motorcoach
(also see Friday and Saturday, below)
9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.,
Tour the ING New York City Marathon in the comfort of a climate-controlled bus with professional, licensed tour guides, departing from Jacob Javits Convention Center. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

NYRR Dash to the Finish Line (5K)
8:30 a.m.
Near United Nations to Central Park
This 5K run is open to everyone and takes runners through the streets of Manhattan and across the marathon finish line?without running 26.2 miles!

ING New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Jacob Javits Convention Center, Hall 3B
11th Avenue at 38th Street


Marathon Lounge Presented by Tata Consultancy Services
10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.,
Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle
Learn more about the ING New York City Marathon at this free event, open to the public, including a variety of interactive activities, special programming, and more.

Marathon Eve Dinner
4:00-8:00p.m.
Central Park at West 67th Street and Central Park West
Enjoy carb-centric NYC specialties, get into an "Empire State of Mind" with exciting entertainment, and preview the world's most famous finish line.

Sunday, November 4 (Race Day)
Daylight savings time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 4. Set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.

Marathon Lounge Presented by Tata Consultancy Services
9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.,
Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle
Watch the marathon broadcast and see the runners come up Central Park South to Columbus Circle at this free event, open to the public, including a variety of interactive activities.

Blue Line Lounge Presented by Tata Consultancy Services
Central Park at West 67th Street
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Join us at the Blue Line Lounge on Sunday November 4, inside the Marathon Pavilion to watch and celebrate the 2012 ING New York City Marathon.

Reserved Grandstand Seating
Central Park at West 67th Street
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
This outdoor seating is adjacent to the finish line and in easy viewing distance of the large-screen ABC7 race broadcast. We suggest that you arrive by 11:00 for best viewing.

Monday, November 5
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's shirts and caps, The New York Times Special ING New York CIty Marathon Results Section *, medal engravings, and official souvenirs.
*Due to production deadlines, the special marathon section can only include those who have completed the race in under 4.5 hours.

Marathon Opening Ceremony
Featuring the Parade of Nations

Friday, November 2, Central Park

This spectacular event kicks off Marathon Weekend on Friday night in Central Park! Marathoners and guests from around the world will join together on for a spectacular international celebration of the diversity of the ING New York City Marathon, "where the world comes to run."

Designed to celebrate and recognize our global running community, the evening will showcase our runners from around the world in a cultural parade across the marathon finish line. Following the parade will be our Poland Spring Presents the Marathon Fireworks and dance party.
When: Friday, November 2, 5:30?6:30 p.m.
"Doors" open at 4:30 p.m.; grandstand seating available on a first-come, first-served basis; overflow standing along the parade route
Where: Central Park, leading to the Marathon finish line; enter at Central Park West & 67th St.
Who: Country delegations from around the world, cheered by marathoners, friends, family, and fans of the ING New York City Marathon

The festivities are free and open to everyone. Note: There is no baggage check for this event.

ING New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo
Jacob Javits Convention Center, Hall 3B
11th Avenue at 38th Street, Manhattan.

The expo is open to the general public; admission is free. Bring friends and family to shop at the Marathon Store presented by ASICS and visit more than 100 vendors and exhibitors from around the world for souvenirs, product samples, race applications, health and medical advice, activities, and more.

Attendees may be asked to show photo I.D., and all bags and coats may be inspected. There is no baggage storage available.

Hours: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, November 1st and 2nd. 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3rd.

Marathon Eve Dinner
Saturday, November 3, 4:00 ? 8:00 p.m.
The Marathon Pavilion
Central Park at West 67th Street and Central Park

Running the ING New York City Marathon is hard work, and so is cheering! Before you begin your epic five-borough journey, fuel up for the big day at the Marathon Eve Dinner. Enjoy carb-centric NYC specialties, get into an "Empire State of Mind" with exciting entertainment, and preview the world's most famous finish line.

The Marathon Eve Dinner will set the stage for the biggest day in running!

Purchase your tickets for $30 per person.

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