The ING New York City Marathon, one of the largest in the world, will be taking place this 4th of November 2012. It forms part of the World Marathon Majors, and thousands of professional and amateur athletes from across the planet gather in the Big Apple to complete this 42.195km (26.219 mile) run.
Organised every year by the New York Road Runners, the New York City Marathon course runs through five of the city’s boroughs including Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan. Fun and panoramic!
So, why are we telling you so soon? Well, given the popularity of the race, participants are selected via a lottery system therefore, if you are up for the challenge then now is the time to apply as the 23rd of April marks the deadline for all entries.
In addition to the thrill of crossing the finishing line at New York’s Central Park, two million spectators will be there to cheer you on and 315 million viewers across the world will be rooting for you. Of course, the $600,000 prize moneyis always a plus.
Finally, prior to the marathon, on the 1st to the 3rd of November the New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expowill be held. With free admission, it will feature over 100 stalls and exhibitors from around the world offering souvenirs, and health and medical advice, as well as race applications, activities, and much more.
This is your chance to be a part of one of the largest marathons in the world. So, if you’ve got what it takes then sign up now for the New York City Marathon 2012 and make your mark. Good luck!