If you’re planning to run errands and ‘do stuff’ on Sunday, you may want to reconsider. If you live under a rock and don’t know, the New York City Marathon is on Sunday! One of, if not, the best sporting events takes place across all five boroughs and stretches 26.2 miles! Seriously, if seeing the finish line of a marathon is not on your bucket list, I would consider adding it immediately (and checking it off Sunday!).
The 26.2 mile course starts on the Verrazano Bridge in Staten Island and participants run through Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx before crossing the finish line in Central Park. Again, you need to see these athletes cross this line!
Our favorite place to watch is just over the 59th Street Bridge on the Manhattan Side. The bridge is closed but No spectators are allowed on the Queensboro Bridge, but the area around First Avenue and 59th Street allows for great sights of the runners as they make their way uptown.
We also like Columbus Circle since it’s near the end and you can see the runners pushing and pushing which is beyond inspirational.
If you’re not running, check out the map here to find your place to watch this awesome event.
Don’t worry, there are plenty of watering holes to hit during and after along the way for all of you Sunday Fundayers! Yes, that was a run-on.