On October 18th, 2015, the historic Yonkers Marathon turns 90 and kicks off a brand new era with new courses, an expanded post-race party, and world class amenities.
The City Of Yonkers Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K are centered around picturesque Van der Donck Park in downtown Yonkers. The starting line is steps from the Metro North station (great public transportation!) and world class post-race dining is just a block away on the shores of the Hudson River.
Yonkers is not only one of the oldest marathons in the world, it’s also one of the oldest road races period, with a long and storied history.
The new one loop USATF Certified marathon course takes runners all over the city, the revamped half marathon course maximizes the downhill (believe it), and the brand spanking new 5K will allow runners of all ages and abilities to test their fitness. The fun doesn’t stop when you cross the finish line either — the expanded post-race festival centered around Van der Donck Park should be an epic party.
Water and Gatorade are available close to all even numbered mile marks. Port-a-potties are along the course and there is a secure bag check at the start.
A great technical race shirt and an amazing finisher medal will be included.Bagels, spreads, and fresh fruit will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread.
There will be prerace packet pickup in NYC at Jackrabbit Union Square (42 West 14th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues) on Friday 10/16 from 4-8PM and in Yonkers on 10/17 from 12-5PM at the Yonkers Public Library (1 Larkin Plaza). There will be race day pickup until 7:30 AM outside of the library.
Awards and prize money will be given to the top three male and female runners overall in each race as follows: $250 for 1st Place, $100 for 2nd Place, and $50 for 3rd Place. Awards will be also be given to the top three male and female finishers in each ten year age group.