New York Annual Events: NYC Hotels Prepare for the Runners Expected to Participate in the ING NYC Marathon.
This hilly and challenging NYC Marathon Course is open to members of the New York Road Runners, and to entrants who win the lottery to gain a spot in the Marathon. The ING NYC Marathon truly is one of the most popular and fun New York Annual Events of the Year.
The initial course for the NYC Marathon circled consistently around Central Park, but today it winds through all 5 boroughs in New York, beginning on Staten Island, near the entrance to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. NYC Annual Events like the NYC Marathon are looked forward to all year long.
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is closed to traffic for the event, and after runners cross the bridge they race through Brooklyn for the next 11 miles or so. Runners pass Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Park Slope, and other neighborhoods, making their way to Long Island City and Queens then on to the East River, Queensboro Bridge, and into Manhattan.
The race finishes at Tavern on the Green, and usually takes 8-1/2 hours from start to finish. Want to join one of the largest groups of marathon runners ever? Run through all 5 New York Boroughs with more than 10,000 other New York Marathon runners on the first Sunday in November at the ING NYC Marathon. Or, just come and cheer on the runners as they test their strength and endurance in one of the most popular New York Events of the year.
Visiting New York? Choose New York Accommodations like the Paramount Hotel – An NYC Hotel located close to all NYC Annual Events, New York Activities, and New York Attractions; Madison Square Garden, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and more.
The ING NYC Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the world, and you'll easily be able to get to the course when you stay at an NYC Hotel like The Paramount. In 2010, it saw 45,103 finishers, and it is one of the premier long-distance annual running events in the United States.
With the exception of 2012, the race has been run every year since 1970. The ING NYC Marathon attracts professional and amateur runners from around the world, and is a highly-anticipated race among runners from all walks of life.
About Paramount Hotel – A NYC Hotel
The Paramount Hotel is unrivaled for combining style, comfort, and affordability in the most popular part of New York City. Having been part of the New York scene since the late 1920s, Paramount Hotel sits in the middle of Times Square, close to all things Manhattan – from the Broadway Theater District, Empire State Building, and neighborhoods of Greenwich Village and SoHo to Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and Madison Avenue.
A true NYC Hotel - The Paramount Hotel is the ideal New York Hotel for Business and Leisure Guests. The Paramount Hotel’s classic arched façade, dramatic lobby, the sleek, modern comfort in each of 597 Guest Rooms and Guest Suites with Boutique Furnishings and posh Bathrooms, on-site Boardroom, Fitness Center, Business Center, and friendly Concierge Service.
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