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Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff (5M)


Join us for the start of something special! Just one week before the TCS New York City Marathon, this race travels the roads of Central Park and ends at the Marathon finish line.

Live unofficial results are available during the race at Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and because the system works great on mobile devices, you can get unofficial results right after the race!

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Course Info

Mile 1: Start on Central Park’s West Drive near 69th Street and head north. After climbing a hill, you'll see the Reservoir on your right.

Mile 2: Continue north on West Drive, passing the Reservoir. Turn right (east) onto the 102nd Street Transverse.

Mile 3: Just after the mile marker, turn right again onto East Drive and head south. Continue south on East Drive, passing the bronze statue of New York City Marathon co-founder Fred Lebow on your right.

Mile 4: Pass the Metropolitan Museum of Art on your left, and run down Cat Hill (78th to 72nd streets) and passing the 72nd Street Transverse.

Mile 5: Continue around the southern edge of the park, and follow the roadway as it curves back north to the finish line, near 67th Street.

Entry Fees

July 18-31Aug. 1-Oct. 25Event Day
NYRR Members$18$23$25
Jr./Sr. Members$10$15$20
Armed Services Veterans Members$10$15$20
Active Duty Military Members$10$15 $20
Jr. Non-members$15$20$25

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) may be picked up at NYRR (9 East 89th Street) on:

• Thursday, October 23, 1:00–7:00 p.m.

• Friday, October 24, 1:00–7:00 p.m.

• Saturday, October 25, 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Shirt size is subject to availability. Please pick up on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday to avoid crowds. On race day, pickup will be at Race-Day Central inside Central Park at the eastern end of Mineral Springs from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. If you pick up on race day, please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race Day Central to the start.

If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick them up for you; the person will need to know your full name and date of birth. This policy is only for our weekly races, not for our marquee events.

Baggage check, also at Mineral Springs, will be open from 7:00 to 10:15 a.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow extra time for baggage check and security.

Post-Race Festival

No one makes it through a race alone. That's why Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, New York's #1 beverage brand, is offering runners a chance to thank those who helped them every step of the way. Be sure to stop by the Finish Festival at Mineral Springs between 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. and enjoy Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water. Stay hydrated with Poland Spring, then record and share your “Poland Spring Cheers” for a customized social message of thanks. And while you're at it, follow the brand on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with exciting TCS New York City Marathon content all week long!


Age-group awards will be available on site at the awards table located at the information tent after the race. Runners can check the awards sheet at the table and collect their award. Awards not collected on site will be available at NYRR on the Monday following the race.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 8:30am


5 Miles

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Both Men and Women
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