Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The New York City Marathon and what it means to us and New York City

The New York City marathon is one of our favorite events and certainly among the busiest weekends of the year, attracting over 35, 000 athletes, 12, 000 volunteers and 2 million spectators. The 2011 New York City Marathon will take place on November 6, 2011, as per tradition (the first Sunday in November).

It was first run in 1970 in Central Park and featured just 126 runners, 55 of whom completed the race.  The first winner Gary Muhrcke, was incidentally a former boss of the innkeeper's (a former runner himself), back in the 1990s when he worked at one of Gary's much touted Super Runners Shops to get himself through college.

The event now begins in Staten Island, and runners travel throughout all five boroughs of New York City before reaching the finish line in Central Park. The first wheelchair division in the New York City Marathon was in 2000. It is now one of the most competitive wheelchair marathons in the world. The event will be aired live on NBC from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We wish all participants the very best of luck.

In the meantime we still have two suites available for this great event. Book them while you can or suffer the consequences of inflated hotel prices.


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