Race Guide

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Time Limits

Because the roads used for the race must be re-opened for normal traffic patterns and the track for race cars, we are required to set course time limits that must be strictly adhered to. 
  • The course time limit for the full and half marathon is 8 hours which is giving ample time for everyone to be a finisher.
  • The first 4.4 miles on the track must be finished at 7:50am which gives you 1:20h from the start of the race.
Based on the USATF certification standards the course is measured on tangents or SPR-Shortest Possible Route. Therefore if you run on the inside or outside line the entire length of the race your GPS may reflect a distance slightly greater than 13.1 or 26.2.

Pacers will be running both the full marathon and half marathon to lead everyone to a fast time.

The full marathon will include the following pacers:
  • 3:29
  • 3:59
  • 4:29
The half marathon will include the following pacers:
  •  1:44
  • 1:59
  • 2:14

Travel Insurance

We strongly encourage any athlete without an international health insurance to purchase travel insurance to assist with any potential expenses incurred during the entire duration of your trip abroad.
GFNY has partnered with Pacific Prime to offer GFNY athletes and companions a worldwide travel insurance. Pacific Prime is an award-winning health insurance broker with over two decades of experience. Pacific Prime selected the VUMI Travel VIP insurance, which provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage.