Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki is among the tens of thousands of runners in Sunday's NYC Marathon. See details on the race below.
The NYC Marathon is back with a new look and a new sponsor for 2014, and here are some important details to know whether you're running or watching on Sunday, Nov. 2nd.
- start off by getting the official NYC Marathon runner's handbook—view online, or download (PDF)
- download the mobile app and sign up for runner tracking
- once the race is underway, check liveresults.nyrr.org to see how your runners are doing
- visit the race expo to pick up your race packet and check out running products, companies, athlete appearances, and more
- preview the course map and elevation, and location of aid stations
- watch the Marathon live: in the NYC area, coverage on ABC (channel 7) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with pre-race features starting at 7 a.m. Nationally, the race can be seen on ESPN2, ESPN3, and Watch ESPN.
- check the race results page after the race is completed (currently shows last year's results)
As for celebrities, the list includes such diverse names as actor Bill Murray and tennis great Caroline Wozniacki, who's raised more than $50,000 for a children's charity for running in the race.
See LetsRun.com's extensive coverage for more information on the NYC Marathon.
And, for the first time, a roster of former NBA and WNBA players running legs of the NYC Marathon as a relay (including Bernard King, Chris Mullin, former New York Liberty player and coach Katie Smith, and even NBA commissioner Adam Silver).
With these resources above, you'll be able to keep up with all the race-week events, as well as the big event on race day. Be sure to download the NYC Marathon mobile app lets track up to 10 runners, with splits every 5K as well as start time, half marathon, and finish. It also includes the race leaderboard, FAQs about the race, information about the race expo, and more.
Speaking of the race expo, it takes pace Thursday, Oct. 30th and the following two days at the Javits convention center on the West side of Manhattan.
The weather forecast currently calls for cool but windy conditions, so make sure you bring enough layers (whether you're running or watching). Good luck to everyone taking part in the 2014 NYC Marathon!