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Getting to the Expo

This year, the Health & Fitness Expo takes place at the world-renowned Javits Convention Center. No matter where you’re staying – in Manhattan or Brooklyn – you can easily access the 7 train from most major subway lines. Just take the 7 train running west and exit at the last stop (34th Street/Hudson Yards), and the convention center is a short walk.

Address: 655 W. 34th St. , New York, NY 10001

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Race Day Parking & Transportation

Getting to the Start Line

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To reserve your parking spot, visit the Rock’n’Roll Brooklyn SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. Also check out the Javits Center SpotHero Parking Page to find parking near the Health & Fitness Expo.

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All runners will enter the corrals via the security check point on Eastern Parkway, east of Grand Army Plaza and next to the Brooklyn Public Library

SUBWAY:

The subway is the easiest and most convenient way to make your way to the start line race morning. Trains run approximately every 5-15 minutes. However, please prepare for crowds on the early morning lines, and make note of modified service on race day, Saturday, October 14.

Download this map for your best subway options on race day. To view a full subway map, visit the MTA website: http://web.mta.info/maps/submap.html

Due to track maintenance and other construction projects, there are many adjustments to the subway system. Please click on the links below for detailed information. 

EXPO
  • This year, the Health & Fitness Expo takes place at the world-renowned Javits Convention Center. No matter where you’re staying – in Manhattan or Brooklyn – you can easily access the 7 train from most major subway lines. Just take the 7 train running west and exit at the last stop (34th Street/Hudson Yards), and the convention center is a short walk.
RACE DAY - START
  • Your race starts in front of the Brooklyn Museum at 7am. As such, we are recommending participants arrive 45 minutes to an hour before for security screening. Please note, the 2 and 3 trains will NOT go to or from Brooklyn on race day.
  • If you’re taking the subway, use the 4, 5 or Q trains
    • 4/5 train service: exit the Grand Army Plaza subway station:
      • From Manhattan, participants and guests can take the 1 or 2 train to South Ferry, walk to the nearby Bowling Green Station and use the free out-of-system transfer to the 4 or 5 train. NOTE: the free transfer does not work for single-ride fare tickets, but does work for pay-per-ride cards (as well as unlimited ride cards)
    • Q train service: exit the 7th Ave/Flatbush Ave subway station:
      • Participants can take the Q from Manhattan or points in Brooklyn.
      • There is a transfer at Times Square to the Q Train.
RACE DAY - FINISH
  • Please note, the 2 and 3 trains will NOT be running to or from Brooklyn on race day.
  • The race ends on Center Drive in Prospect Park, so you have the option of heading WEST or EAST through the Park for available subway lines:
    • If heading WEST through the Park: Walk west on the path parallel to the Finish Line (on Center Drive), and exit the Park at 16th Street. Turn right to head north. Take the D (running on the F line) or G trains from the 15th St/Prospect Park subway station (located at Bartel-Pritchard Square).
    • If heading EAST through the Park – OPTION 1: Walk east on Center Drive to East Drive. Turn left to head north and exit the Park at Grand Army Plaza. Proceed through the Farmers Market and take the 4 or 5 train from Grand Army Plaza (north end).
    • If heading EAST through the Park – OPTION 2: Walk east on Center Drive to East Drive.  Turn right and head south.  Exit Prospect Park at East Lake Drive/Lincoln Road. Cross Ocean Ave and the train station will be on the left.

Road Closures

Race day road closures may impact your travel to and from the event. Be aware and plan ahead by studying our road closure list and alternate access information here. You can also download the free Waze app on your smart point for point to point directions around road closures on race day

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Getting Around the City

Getting Around the City

The best way to get around NYC is through a combination of walking and mass transit. NYC’s extensive system of subways and buses are operated by the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority). The system is inexpensive, operates 24/7 and provides a fun way to extend sightseeing, and it gets you where you need to go—fast. Other interborough connections include ferries and even an aerial tramway.

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Getting an MTA MetroCard is your first step to navigating the City by subway or bus. A MetroCard is required to enter the subway system, while exact change or a MetroCard can be used on buses. You can purchase a MetroCard at any subway station from multilingual machines (which accept cash, and credit and debit cards) or booth attendants. Riders have three options for fare payment; a single ride ticket, a pay-per-ride MetroCard or an unlimited-ride MetroCard. A single-ride ticket costs $3, is sold only at vending machines and must be used within two hours of purchase. For MetroCards, there is a $1 fee to purchase so be sure to retain it (and check the expiration date on the back of the card—the MTA will issue a new MetroCard for no charge if your card has expired or is damaged). With a pay-per-ride MetroCard, the base fare for a subway or bus ride is $2.75. If a value over $5.50 is added to the card, an additional 11 percent bonus is added as well. Below are some samples with the bonus:

  • Buy a $ 9.91 MetroCard ($11 value) 4 rides
  • Buy a $19.82 MetroCard ($22 value) 8 rides
  • Buy a $39.64 MetroCard ($44 value) 16 rides

An unlimited MetroCard enables users to ride all subways and buses as often as they like and costs $31 for seven days or $116.50 for 30 days. Additional discounts are available for seniors age 65 and older, and disabled riders. For a map of New York City’s subway and bus system, click here.

Taxis

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The City’s fleet of taxicabs is regulated by the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC). Taxicabs operate 24 hours, provide door-to-door service and accept cash or credit cards. The City’s famous yellow fleet is primarily seen throughout Midtown but can be hailed for trips to other boroughs and even to other states. NYC’s new apple-green Boro Taxis can pick up hails in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens (excluding the airports) and Staten Island, plus northern Manhattan (north of West 110th Street and East 96th Street); they are not authorized to pick up any trips elsewhere in Manhattan. To hail a taxi, stand at the curb and look for a yellow cab with an illuminated white number on top. Off-duty cabs display the illuminated words “Off Duty” on the same sign. Board and exit the cab curbside. For yellow or green taxis, there is a minimum meter fare of $3, and prices increase based on the distance and duration of the trip (assume prices are higher during peak rush-hour traffic). Surcharges apply to the meter price nightly, 8pm–6am, and Monday–Friday, 4–8pm. Drivers appreciate a 15–20 percent gratuity at the end of a trip. Bridge and tunnel tolls are not included in the taxi’s metered fare. For further details, visit nyc.gov/taxi or call 212-NEW-YORK from outside the City or 311 when in town.

Weather

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New York City weather can vary from day to day, and even morning to afternoon, but a guide to the seasons can help you plan your wardrobe. Spring (March–May) in New York City brings budding flowers, light winds and rain, with the season’s temperatures ranging from cool to very warm. Summer (June–August) is characterized by bright, sunny, hot days and later sunsets, sometimes accompanied by cool breezes in areas near the water. The fall season (September– November) is cool and crisp, so it’s wise to wear layers. The winter months (December– February) are cold and snowy with less daylight, though the sky is often sunny, blue and clear.

Official NYC Info

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