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Race Week Media Events Schedule

 
2018 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON RACE WEEK MEDIA EVENTS SCHEDULE
(Events and participants subject to change)
 
Sunday, October 28
8:30 a.m. - Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff (5M)
Central Park, West Drive at 67th Street
Over 5,000 participants will run in the first race of 2018 TCS New York City Marathon Week over parts of the marathon course.
 
 
Monday, October 29
10:00 a.m. - New York City School Playground Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
MS 227Q - 32-02 Junction Blvd., East Elmhurst, NY
NYRR and The Trust for Public Land celebrate the second year of their partnership to deliver state-of-the-art playgrounds throughout the five boroughs with the opening of a newly refurbished playground at a New York City public school in Queens.
 
 
Tuesday, October 30
9:00 a.m. - 1 for You 1 for Youth New Balance Running Shoe Distribution
MS 447X Preston Academy – 125 E 181st Street, Bronx, NY 10453
NYRR and New Balance team up to distribute running shoes to students participating in the Rising New York Road Runners program at their school in the Bronx – a joint initiative by NYRR and New Balance to provide young runners with new high-quality running shoes.
 
6:30 p.m. - The Unifying Power of Sports After Tragedy
TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion – 1st Floor
Two months after 9/11, the New York City Marathon brought a spirit of international support and celebration to a city still grappling with the attacks. TCS NYC Marathon Race Director Peter Ciaccia and U.S. marathon record-holder Deena Kastor recount their 2001 NYC Marathon experiences, and are joined by 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi and 9/11 Memorial & Museum EVP and Deputy Director of Museum Programs Clifford Chanin to reflect on the healing and unifying power of sports after tragedy.
 
 
Wednesday, October 31
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – NYRR Media Center
TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion – 2nd Floor
Central Park West at 67th Street and Central Park West
 
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Media Credential Pickup
Accreditation Center
TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion – 1st Floor
 
9:00 a.m. – TCS New York City Marathon Blue Line Painting Ceremony
TCS New York City Marathon finish line, Central Park, West Drive at 67th Street
The ceremonial painting of the blue line that traces the 26.2-mile course of the TCS New York City Marathon through all five boroughs. The event recognizes NYRR’s city agency partners. Peter Ciaccia, who will retire as Race Director following this year’s marathon, will be honored during this year’s ceremony as well.
 
 
Thursday, November 1
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – NYRR Media Center
TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion – 2nd Floor
Central Park West at 67th Street and Central Park West
 
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Media Credential Pickup
Accreditation Center
TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion – 1st Floor
 
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Hall 3B and 3E,
Eleventh Avenue at West 35th Street
Members of the media interested in covering the Expo must coordinate with the New York Road Runners Media Relations Team in advance by emailing Jenny Fine at Jenny_Fine@dkcnews.com. The Expo is the hub for all runners participating in the TCS New York City Marathon to collect their race number, shop and explore the latest running, health and wellness products and services. It’s free and open to the public.
 
10:00 a.m. – TCS Run with Champions and Professional Athletes Photo Call
TCS New York City Marathon finish line, Central Park, West Drive at 67th Street
Top professional athletes participating in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon join Team for Kids Ambassador Meb Keflezighi, Rising New York Road Runners Ambassador Jenny Simpson, and student participants of Rising New York Road Runners from New York City schools in a series of fun running events.
 
11:00 a.m. – TCS New York City Marathon – Featured International Athletes Media Availability
NYRR Media Center at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion
Media availability with top international male and female participants in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. Featuring Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN), Alphonce Simbu (TAN), Shura Kitata (ETH), Chris Thompson (GBR) and Juan Luis Barrios (MEX) from the men’s open field, Marcel Hug (SUI) from the men’s wheelchair field, Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN), Mary Keitany (KEN) and Mamitu Daska (ETH) from the women’s open field, and Manuela Schär (SUI) from the women’s wheelchair field.
 
2:00 p.m. – Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USATF 5K Championships – Press Conference and Athletes Media Availability
NYRR Media Center at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion
Press conference and media availability with top male and female entrants in the 2018 Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USATF 5K Championships – Male: Matthew Centrowitz, Paul Chelimo, and Shadrack Kipchirchir. Female: Amy Cragg, Kim Conley, Lauren Paquette and Emily Sisson.
 
4:00 p.m. – NYRR Hall of Fame, Abebe Bikila and George Hirsch Journalism Award Ceremony
TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion
Presentation of the 2018 NYRR Hall of Fame inductees, the Abebe Bikila Award for outstanding contributions to the sport of running, and the George Hirsch Journalism Award for excellence in the reporting, writing, and broadcasting of the sport of running.
 
 
Friday, November 2
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – NYRR Media Center
TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion – 2nd Floor
Central Park West at 67th Street and Central Park West
 
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Media Credential Pickup
Accreditation Center
TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion – 1st Floor
 
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Hall 3B and 3E,
Eleventh Avenue at West 35th Street
 
11:00 a.m. – TCS New York City Marathon – Featured American Male Athletes Media Availability  
NYRR Media Center at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion
Media availability with top American male participants in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. Featuring Abdi Abdirahman, Shadrack Biwott, Chris Derrick, Scott Fauble, Bernard Lagat, Jared Ward and Scott Smith from the open field, and Daniel Romanchuk from the wheelchair field.
 
1:00 p.m. - TCS New York City Marathon – Featured American Female Athletes Media Availability  
NYRR Media Center at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion
Media availability with top American female participants in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. Featuring Stephanie Bruce, Molly Huddle, Allie Kieffer, Desiree Linden, Beverly Ramos and Sarah Sellers from the open field, and Tatyana McFadden from the wheelchair field.
 
3:00 p.m. -  NYRR Night of Champions Press Conference featuring Shalane Flanagan
NYRR Media Center at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion
Media Availability with defending TCS New York City Marathon Champion and Night of Champions honoree Shalane Flanagan prior to NYRR’s annual charity gala, Night of Champions. Flanagan will be joined by participants of the NYRR Run for the Future college scholarship program.
 
5:00 p.m. Media Call – TCS New York City Marathon Opening Ceremony Presented by United Airlines
5:30 p.m. Ceremony     TCS New York City Marathon finish line, Central Park, West Drive at 67th Street
Thousands of runners from around the world parade across the TCS New York City Marathon finish line joined by professional athletes, marathon legends, and the 2018 NYRR Hall of Fame inductees. The event concludes with the TCS New York City Marathon Fireworks Presented by Poland Spring.
 
 
Saturday, November 3
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – NYRR Media Center
TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion – 2nd Floor
Central Park West at 67th Street and Central Park West
 
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Media Credential Pickup
Accreditation Center
TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion – 1st Floor
 
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Hall 3B and 3E,
Eleventh Avenue at West 35th Street
 
8:30 a.m. – Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USATF 5K Championships
TCS New York City Marathon finish line, Central Park, West Drive at 67th Street
Featuring the 2018 USATF 5K Championships, with featuring the world’s largest 5K race purse. The professional field will be joined by thousands of runners from all over the world in a race through midtown, from the United Nations on East 42nd Street to the finish line of the TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park.
 
4:00 p.m. – TCS New York City Marathon Eve Dinner
TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion
Runners fuel up for the big day and enjoy carb-centric NYC specialties, along with entertainment and a preview of the iconic TCS New York City Marathon finish line in Central Park.
 
 
Sunday, November 4
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – NYRR Media Center
TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion – 2nd Floor
Central Park West at 67th Street and Central Park West
 
Official TCS New York City Marathon Starts:
(Start times are subject to change)
8:30 a.m.                                   Professional Wheelchair Division
8:50 a.m.                                   Rising New York Road Runners Youth Invitational at the TCS NYC Marathon *
*Run in Central Park that finishes at the TCS New York City Marathon finish line
8:52 a.m.                                   Handcycle Category and Select Ambulatory Athletes with Disabilities
8:55 a.m.                                   Foot Locker 5 Borough Challenge
9:20 a.m.                                   Professional Women
9:50 a.m.                                   Professional Men/Wave 1
10:15 a.m.                                Wave 2
10:40 a.m.                                Wave 3
11:00 a.m.                                Wave 4
 
Estimated Finish Times:
9:00 a.m.                                   Rising New York Road Runners Youth Invitational at the TCS NYC Marathon
10:00 a.m.                                 Men’s Professional Wheelchair Athlete Finish
10:10 a.m.                                Women’s Professional Wheelchair Athlete Finish
11:45 a.m.                                 Professional Women’s Finish
12:00 p.m.                                 Professional Men’s Finish
12:15 p.m.                                Finishers throughout the day
8:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.            Final finishers expected to cross the finish line
 
12:30 p.m. – Post-Race Finishers Press Conferences
NYRR Media Center at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion
Press conferences and media availabilities with the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon Champions in the men’s and women’s open and wheelchair divisions.
 
 
Monday, November 5
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Marathon Monday
TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion
Runners are invited back to the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion, which has been transformed into a one-stop shop for all post-marathon needs, complete with finisher gear available for purchase, medal engraving, the Hospital for Special Surgery Recovery Zone, and more.
 
10:00 a.m. – 2018 TCS New York City Marathon Champions Media Availability
Location to be announced
Media availability and photo op with the four champions of the TCS New York City Marathon, and winners of the Rising New York Road Runners Youth Invitational.
 

 

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