Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Come join in the fun! This Sunday, November 2nd, New York City Marathon runners will begin passing Fulton and Lafayette starting around 9:00am. The route continues up Lafayette through Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Come out and watch at Fort Greene's Fowler Square and stay for a delicious breakfast at one of the many great restaurants, bars and cafés in the area!
Look out for our FAB Volunteers to get your own poster and help cheer on the runners!
Did you know?
In 1981, ABC Sports began televising the race, the year Salazar set the world record, and in 1982 the marathon became the highest–rated sports show of the day for the network. A waiting list was instituted in 1982 as well, and today over 105,000 entrants compete in a lottery system for roughly 39,000 slots (a portion of the entrants guarantee their participation by running in support of affiliated charity). Racers come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, and it is a custom of sorts for some runners, though not the lead runners, to dress in elaborate costumes.