Let the MTA Take You to the Marathon
Let's face it, most of us are not up to running 26.2 miles, but remember that the marathon is also one of the world's great spectator sports. A MetroCard and a handy subway map are all you need to move around town during the 2011 ING New York City Marathon if you want to catch the race from different vantage points.
Some great locations include:
From southern Brooklyn, spectators can cheer their favorite runner at Mile 5 by taking the D, N or R trains to 45 Street station; or Mile 15 in Queens by taking the N or the 7 to Queensboro Plaza and walking to Crescent Street/Queens Plaza South; or to Mile 21 up in the Bronx by taking the 4 or 5 to 138th St/Grand Concourse and walking to the West End of the Madison Avenue Bridge.
It's a lot easier than running and by using NYC Transit's network of subways and buses marathon enthusiasts and casual race watchers will have access to the best viewing locations throughout the city with just a swipe of a MetroCard.
Go to http://www.mta.info/nyct/maps/MarathonMap.htm for New York City Transit's Special 2011 Marathon subway map.
Other resources available to help viewers plan their trips include Trip Planner, our online service at www.mta.info and new mobile service Trip Planner On the Go!
Use http://tripplanner.mta.info/mobile for customized bus and subway travel information, schedules, service advisories and more.