Thursday, November 3, 2011

NYC marathon or bust

Today is the day..... I'm leaving on a jet plane and headed to NYC. The marathon is on Sunday.... that's just 3 short days folks. If you are interested in traking my performance (eek) then you can go to the NYC marathon website and there are several options. One of which is an APP for your phone, and you can even track my EXACT where abouts-mile by mile, along the course. Awesomeness-

My bib number is : 19722
I am in the 9:40 start wave.... so happy to be in the first of the three waves. Let's get this party started!!!!!

Ok, so I found some fun Stats for the NYC marathon. Enjoy!!!

-To get to the starting line, runners will board 12 ferries leaving from Manhattan. About 500 buses will take runners to the start at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island from points in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, New Jersey and beyond.

-At the start there will be 1,694 portable toilets, 42,000 PowerBars, 90,000 bottles of water and 563 pounds of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee beans, enough to make 45,000 cups. About 500 volunteers will collect more than 10 tons of sweat suits, sleeping bags and Snuggies, much of which will be cleaned and given to charities. The bridge must be cleared within an hour of the last runner’s leaving. More than 70 United Parcel Service trucks will take the athletes’ belongings to the finish line.

-Along the course, 62,370 gallons of water and 32,040 gallons of Gatorade will be served in 2.3 million paper cups that can now be recycled, thanks to new technology. Another 60,000 PowerBar Gel packets will be available at Mile 18.

-About 11 tons of trash will be collected at the 24 fluid stations, much of it cardboard, plastic jugs and cups. The 24 station “captains” have more than 400 years of experience combined. Along the course, 137 bands (all vetted by New York Road Runners) will perform on dozens of stages. Runners can check their times on the 106 clocks on the course.

-Among the more than 6,000 volunteers on race day are medical workers at the 38 aid stations. They will have on hand 11,410 pounds of ice, 13,475 bandages, 57,059 salt packages and 390 tubs of Vaseline.

14 comments:

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Good luck, those are some fun stats, facts to read.

Molly said...

Good luck! I'm running too, but with the slow kids, at the 10:40 start : )

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

It's crazy to think of those huge numbers - so much effort and manpower goes into organizing a marathon! Good luck!!
:)

Mindy said...

Kick ass, Janice!

Kandice said...

GOOD LUCK! I thought it was today..but today is the day you left. I get it now. Have fun!!!

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Julia said...

ahhhhhh!!! what a blast! it is going to be incredible and you are going to dominate! sad i wont be there with you all but know that i am cheering so loudly for you. plus i have been wearing my "matching" headband since Frances gave it to me yesterday. makes me feel like i am right there with you all in spirit! good luck!

William said...

GOOD LUCK! Great article! I'm running my first NYC Marthon on Sunday on the American Heart Association Team. I found a great article for first timers, and survivors and a whole bunch of other great info. on the NYC Marathon including other great stories here: http://www.heartosaurus.com/2011/07/running-your-first-marathon-anyone-can.html

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Run strong and enjoy your race! It sounds like an amazing experience.

ashley (redonk runner) said...

good luck!! have an amazing race and enjoy the experience!!! i'll live vicariously through you and keep dreaming of running NYC one day :D

runforwine.net said...

I'm totally late to the party with this comment. I looked up your time. I know it's not what you were probably looking for, but I hope it was still a good race for you overall and you were able to have a good time with it.

Congratulations on another finish!

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SEO said...

amazing and good luck, it's experience so great...

per head service said...

I think that it is great that they have a site that we can track you step by step in the race.