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Expo

Getting to the Expo

Address: Jacob Javits Center

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

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Race Day Parking & Transportation

Getting to the Start Line

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. To view a full map visit; http://web.mta.info/maps/submap.html

  • Brooklyn Bound 2 & 3 Train– Exit Grand Army Plaza station. Use the stairs labeled Plaza Street East-Vanderbilt Ave or Plaza Street West-Grand Army Plaza.  Gear check is about 300 feet south and the rest of the start venue is further south toward Eastern Parkway.
    • The Eastern Parkway / Brooklyn Museum station will be closed on race morning. Trains will bypass this station until after the race has started, all runners are on the course and the start venue is clear of all equipment.
    • 2 line runs 24/7
  • Brooklyn Bound 4 Train– Express Service Race Morning
    • Last Train stops at Grand Army Plaza at 6:03am
  • Q Train:
    • Exit 7th Ave or Prospect Park Station
      • From 7th Avenue Station walk south on Flatbush Ave ¼ mile to Grand Army Plaza and the start venue.
      • From the Prospect Park Station walk north 1 mile on Flatbush Ave to Grand Army Plaza and the start venue.

Getting Back from the Finish

GETTING BACK FROM THE FINISH – Returning to Manhattan and Brooklyn area hotels

SUBWAY

Participants and spectators have several options for post race subway transportation.  All options will require a short walk to the subway line that is most convenient for the desired destination.

Grand Army Plaza Station – 2 & 3 Trains – Start venue – North end of Prospect Park

  • Depart from the Finish Festival via Center Drive (access Center Drive to the right of the UPS Gear Trucks)
  • At the end of Center Drive, cross the course and turn left (head north) on East Drive.
  • Continue north on East Drive about 1/2 mile and exit the Park at the Grand Army Plaza exit (you will see a sign for Eastern Parkway / Flatbush Ave).
  • Continue to the north end of Grand Plaza to the subway station entrance

F & G Trains at 15th Street  / Prospect Park Station – West side of Prospect Park

  • Exit the Finish Festival on the path parallel to Center Drive (finish line location) heading west.
  • Cross West Drive and exit the park via the 16th Street access Road
  • Turn right onto Prospect Park Southwest and walk approximately 0.3 miles to Bartel-Pritchard Square.
  • The subway station is at this location.

Q Train at Lincoln Road – East side of Prospect Park

  • Depart from the Finish Festival via Center Drive (access Center Drive to the right of the UPS Gear Trucks)
  • At the end of Center Drive, cross the course and turn right (head south) on East Drive.
  • Follow East Drive for about 0.2 miles and turn left at E Lake Drive
  • Cross Ocean Ave, to Lincoln Road and the subway 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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