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Yonkers Marathon

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About Yonkers Marathon

The Yonkers Marathon, held in Yonkers, New York, is the second oldest marathon in the United States, after the Boston Marathon. The course of the Yonkers Marathon is known as being tough and hilly.

The Yonkers marathon (the standard distance, 42.195 km) is typically held on the third Sunday in September. It is a double loop course which also stages a half marathon (21.1 km). It was initially sponsored by the Mercury Athletic Club.

The first few kilometers (or miles) of the race are very scenic, overlooking the Hudson River. However, the majority of the race is in urban industrial areas that are less than aesthetically pleasing.

Every year approximately 200 runners participate in the Yonkers marathon.

The first Yonkers Marathon was held on Thanksgiving Day 1907. From 1907 to 1945, the race was typically held in November. Johnny Hayes and Jim Crowley won the first two races.

Sammy Mellor helped establish the Yonkers Marathon with Edward Wetmore Kinsley, and finished second in the event's first two runnings.

Practicalities

Age Limit

You must be at least 13 years of age (on race day) to register for the Yonkers Half Marathon and at least 16 years of age (on race day) to register for the marathon.

Aid Stations

Water will be provided at each water stop and Gatorade will be distributed at two locations on the marathon course.

Equipment Storage

Participants can check a bag at the start of each race, which will be transported to the finish area. If you plan to check a bag, a clear plastic bag must be used. Any other type of bag or backpack will not be accepted – no exceptions. Please make sure that your bib number, name and a contact number is visible on the bag. Do not check bags containing valuables or breakable items. The race is not responsible for loss or damage.

Maximum Time

There is a 5 1/2 hour time limit. Both races start at 8:00 a.m. and the course will close at 1:30 p.m. Registrants must be capable of completing the full distance within the event time requirement of 5 ½ hours (or approximately a 13:00 minute per mile pace). Participants traveling slower than a 13:00 minute per mile pace will not be guaranteed Aid Station or Medical support once the 5 1/2 hour time limit has been reached. Participants still out on the course will be asked to move onto the sidewalk as police and course marshal support will end. Participant chip or net times greater than 6 hours will not be listed in the official results.

Timing

Your overall place and awards are determined by gun time. Your net time (chip time) will be included for your personal knowledge and also can be used for qualifying for other races as applicable.

Start:

Yonkers

92 Main St, Yonkers, NY 10701, USA

Highlights

One of the most overlooked facts about the Yonkers Marathon & Half-Marathon is how scenic it can be, particularly along the Hudson River. Of course when you're running, you can't always stop and enjoy the scenery which is why the entire post-race party is out on the waterfront. This is where Yonkers truly shines brightest and we've got a great party planned. You'll be coming back to Yonkers for years!

After finishing you'll stop on the pier for a glass of water, grab your bag and then head to the party just a few feet from the finish . Have a bagel, eat some fresh fruit and enjoy $1.00 drafts courtesy of the Yonkers Brewing Company and our post-race party sponsor - The Dolphin Restaurant. If your're still hungry - The Dolphin serves a fantastic and relaxing brunch and their adjoining bar has great pub grub. 

Live Music, awards, and more will entertain you, your friends and your family. We're looking forward to partying with you after the race!

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.