Marathon Fever: Sternies Run New York

This November, students and alumni across the Stern community will join a sea of more than 50,000 runners in a quest to complete one of the city’s most iconic fall events: the New York City Marathon.

The 26.2 mile footrace begins in Staten Island and passes through all five boroughs before ending in Central Park. Get to know six of the Stern champions who are taking on the course this year for their very first time, and make plans to cheer for them on Sunday, November 4.

Before we get started, here are some pro tips for you cheering on the sidelines!

Pro-Tips for NYC Marathon Spectators on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2018

  • Make noise. Bring something to help you get loud. Think cowbell or party horn.
  • Track your runner. Download the free TCS New York City Marathon App. Enter runners’ names to map see they are in real time and find out when they’ll go by.
  • Get crafty. Running 26 miles hurts. Make a poster to cheer runners on.

  • Plan your travel. Many streets close down for the race. Preview the route online and plan ahead.

  • Make a day of it. Whether your thing is hot cocoa and curbside camper chair or a rooftop brunch party, invite your friends and get comfy. This might take a while.

  • Watch from home. Can’t get to the route? View the race live on ABC and ESPN from 9:10 AM to 2:00 PM.

View a complete guide for spectators online at

Click on each image to find out more about their story and what motivates them to run! 

Make sure to follow the post-Marathon coverage in our November 2018 print issue! 




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