September 11th 50K

  • September 11, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Annual September 11th 50k.

One loop around Manhattan to honor the day.

Fat Ass run, free, no support.

Just so everyone is clear on the start. Same spot as last year. It starts right next to the 1 train at south ferry by the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.  We will meet at an outside cafe kiosk called the Merchant Market.

Course route can be viewed here:

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/286164149


Turn by turn directions:

Begin at south ferry and run through Battery Park towards river 

Run along river past the Statue of Liberty Line and take right run past Statue of Liberty Line and cross towards Battery Park City Path

Go around the marina past the playgrounds and take right towards Styvenent High School, then turn Left onto West Side Highway

Stay on West Side Highway till Fairway at 125th Street (Follow Detour signs due to construction)

Get back on path under Riverbank Park

Stay on Path towards George Washington Bridge , stop at Little Red Lighthouse for Pictures

Follow Greenway signs up hill towards Inwood

Follow the green NYC Greenway signs

Turn Left on Staff Street

Turn Right on to Dykman

Turn Left onto Seaman Street next to Inwood Park

Turn Right on 218th Street you will see Columbia’s Football Stadium on the left

Stop at the Twin Donut aid station at 218th Street  (Hopefully its open)

Run south down 10th Avenue towards Harlem River Drive

Enter Harlem River Drive at the corner of 10th Avenue and Dykman Street

Run down Harlem River Drive,  when drive ends follow Greenway signs and look for chalk

At 155th Street merge left onto Edgecombe (Chalk)

Run south along Edgecombe till 135th Street  (chalk)

Merge on to St. Nicholas Avenue

Run down St. Nicholas Avenue till 124th

Turn right around Marcus Garvey Park

At 120th street follow Greenway signs towards East River Path

Follow Greenway Signs till the river

Go overpass and enter east river running path

At 6oth street run up ramp bellow Queensboro Bridge Run along 1st Avenue till 34th Street and reenter path 

Run till Staten Island Ferry Terminal and you will see where you started on the right 


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  • Alexis Davidson

    Did you ever post the results somewhere?

    September 30

  • Alexis Davidson

    Alexis Davidson - 7:04:00

    When/where will results be listed?

    It was a wonderful evening tour of Manhattan. Got to see it in ways I've never seen it before. Great to share the last 10K with you. Matt.

    James Lavin: How many of the non-kosher pork rinds did you have?

    September 13

    • Mat Gerowitz

      I will give people a couple more days to post times, hopefully by Monday. Great runnign with you too.

      September 13

  • Tiger Ellen

    Thanks again for a great run in the middle of the week.
    Always have a headlamp running at night regardless of where you run. I'd turn around and went home if Mori was not with me.
    Thanks Mori for running with me for the most part till you had to depart.

    1 · September 12

    • Tiger Ellen

      Just check Google pedometer, what I did probably saved .25 miles but seemed hillier than by the path though. But I can be wrong.

      September 13

  • Andy

    Thanks for organizing Matt, a memorable run in unforgiving conditions.

    1 · September 12

  • James Lavin

    Matt, I wanted to thank you and the
    fully international staff manning the superbly stocked Bodega Aid stations. Given their locations near the midpoints in the wilds of the north late at night they were mucho appreciated. Kudos to the volunteers.! However given that Yom Kippur is this Saturday perhaps for cultural sensitivity the fried pork rinds could have been less prominently displayed....
    Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy and safe new year. And happy trails..

    1 · September 12

  • Mat Gerowitz

    Don't forget to post your finishing times and I will compile a list

    September 12

    • PK

      My Garmin time was 5:32:39 from the time I started running (late start) which might add up to 10min

      September 12

    • Eddie Schneider

      I plodded my way to a 5:47:47... my slowest 50K ever! Also, I had a lot of fun, and good call on Ulysses.

      September 12

  • Mat Gerowitz

    Also post run beer option at Ulysses Public House,

    1 · September 9

    • Arnulfo Flores

      I think we should have a beer and chillax for a second every 10 miles.

      1 · September 11

    • PK

      Fess up folks, who else stopped for a mid-run beer?

      September 12

  • Michael

    Thanks for a great run, Mat! It was a beautiful night to share with wonderful people. I LOVED seeing the Towers of Light in the distance as I made my way to the finish. Looking forward to next year.

    1 · September 12

  • Vladimir Raul Garcia Melijov

    Thanks guys for the company. Did 18 miles, my longest run ever. Congratulations to the finishers!

    1 · September 12

  • Chris Rice

    Ran well up to the north end. Made a wrong turn on Harlem river drive, ended up doubling back to dyckman. Finally picked up my head and realized I was going the wrong way. Made my way back to broadway, down through the park, and finally over to the water at 34th. The middle of this island is much hillier than the edges....anyway, got back at roughly 4:35 elapsed.

    1 · September 12

  • James Lavin

    As usual great fun. We settled into a 5 person group around mile 6 and stayed together till mile 24 where we called it. What a great time and adventure--disappointed I didn't finish--just got to 26.4 by the time I reached my apt, but it was a bit warm. Super congrats to all finishers. Enjoying my beer in my apt and raising it to all the runners today.

    2 · September 12

  • Katie

    Off to a late start but hoping to meet you guys on the WSH

    September 11

  • Michael Korol

    Again, sorry I wont be there with everyone! I finished my 11 hour tribute run at 5pm... Oh how I now envy all of you, who will now run the night!! Good luck and Kudos to all!

    September 11

  • Annette

    All, not to put "reality" on a great event but with the recent crime wave on the WSH & other areas to cyclists and runners, PLEASE REMEMBER safety first! Try to stay in groups and/with a buddy! And please try not to wear headphones!! Good Luck out there and THANK YOU MG FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER!!

    September 11

    • Frank Wassner

      Wearing a headlamp or carrying a flashlight wouldn't hurt. It would make easier to see any ropes or other obstructions in the pathway.

      1 · September 11

    • Joe Delano

      Honestly it probably wouldn't be the best thing for them to try and rob anyone from a group of 50 runners.....

      1 · September 11

  • Frank Wassner

    Weather Update: Looks like the storms will remain well to the west of NYC through the night. Have fun!

    September 11

  • Joe Delano

    Not going to be able to make it unfortunately. Some lower back pain is somehow making me rethink running 30+ miles on the city streets tonight. Have fun everyone and thanks for organizing Mat!!

    September 11

  • Mat Gerowitz

    Just going to post a couple things before i forget: If you can print out the step by step directions and bring them with you, I will try to bring some, but not enough for 60

    Again, No Bag Check, bring what you need to run.

    The weather is going to be hot and humid and we might get some Thunderstorms so be prepared. http://www.accuweather.com/en/u...­

    Post your finishing times here or tweet them to me and we will attempt to put together peoples finishing times.

    The Bar info for Ulysses Folk House: http://www.yelp.com/biz/ulysses...­

    See you all tomorrow

    September 11

  • Reiko

    I was hoping my heel problem would be better by now, but it's not. I'm sad I will miss the run, but I'll mark the anniversary somehow. Have a good run tomorrow everyone. Thanks for organizing this Mat. I hope you will have it again next year.

    September 10

  • James Lavin

    Matt,

    The link for the meet up goes to A different location. Also I was downtown at the ferry terminal today as I had a meeting and did not find merchant Market Cafe and I walked the blocks by there. I am sure I will find the crew by the ferry terminal, but please fix the link. And thanks for the huge effort to pull this together. Fun times

    September 10

    • Michael Ring

      here is a blurry view of the benches https://maps.google.co...­

      1 · September 10

    • Mat Gerowitz

      Fixed the link, if you look at Michael;s link it's the thing that looks like a space ship

      September 10

  • Frank Wassner

    When I ran by Twin Donut on my way to VC on Labor day, they were closed for renovations. The sign in the window said 3 weeks, but I have no idea how long that sign was up, so it might very well be open now.
    Good luck to all on this run. I cannot make it due to a foot injury that has kept me from running anything longer than 10K recently.

    September 10

  • Arnulfo Flores

    Quick question, are we wearing anything at all that can distinguish each other? such as wearing a white shirt/tank top perhaps? Also, anyone running around 8:00/ 8:30 a mile? Cheers!

    September 10

    • Mat Gerowitz

      Everyone will be dressed like they are running 31 miles, hydration packs, water bottles, running gear. We will be at the cafe right above the 1 train across from the bus stop called the Merchant Market.

      September 10

    • beth w

      Haha this is great

      September 10

  • Chris Rice

    Will there be somewhere to leave a small bag?

    September 10

    • Mat Gerowitz

      No, bring what you need in your hydration pack

      September 10

  • Mat Gerowitz

    Check event description for updated turn by turn directions

    September 10

    • James Lavin

      Matt, Maybe the Description of Chambers St and Broadway as where we are meeting is the most helpful.

      September 10

    • Mat Gerowitz

      We are meeting right in front of the Staten Island ferry terminal at merchant market cafe

      September 10

  • Mat Gerowitz

    This morning me and Melissa Woods went out to Harlem to mark the part of the course on the roads. I decided to put the Harlem River Drive back in, it will be easier to navigate. Here is the updated map.

    http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/...­

    September 10

  • Jay

    I'll be joining with a few members of my group (Woodside-Sunnyside Runners), and aiming for 10ish miles at about a 10 min/mile pace.

    1 · September 10

  • Michael Korol

    Sorry to say I'm out.. logistic that day just wont work for me. Instead I intend to pay tribute for 9/11 by doing a 11 hour run here on Long Island.

    1 · September 9

  • Joe Delano

    How are we doing pacing for this run? Will there be a range of speeds? I am hoping to run around 9 minute miles.

    September 9

  • Ravi

    Going to end my run at around Marcus Garvey park (mile ~21) as I live a few blocks away. Will volunteer my place as a quick aid station (there's also a bodega on the corner of my block at Lenox Ave and 121) - just find me during the run and let me know. I'll be in the 10-11min pace range.

    1 · September 9

  • John Scott

    Any possibility of starting earlier?

    September 9

    • Mat Gerowitz

      You can go earlier, the map is posted, but I little late to change time.

      September 9

  • Mat Gerowitz

    Here is an updated map of the course. I will be sending email with more details to everyone soon. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/...­

    September 9

  • Anisha Mukundan

    I tried looking at the map but can't figure out where the run ends. I ultimately need to be back near port authority so I might end my run there

    September 8

    • Mat Gerowitz

      Start, finish same spot. 1 loop of manhattan, but feel free to jump out at any point

      September 8

  • Hilary Lorenz

    I had the best time running this last year, it was completely unplanned and my first 50. I am sorry I will miss it this year.

    September 7

  • Frank Wassner

    I'm changing my RSVP to no because I just don't feel that I am up to 50K at the pace that will keep me with the group, and I don't feel comfortable running 'alone' after dark. If I can train hard between now and 9/11 and feel I am up to the pace, I will try it.

    1 · August 17

    • Frank Wassner

      I'll see what I feel like after the Labor Day in VC. I'm going to run 50-60K there.

      August 20

    • Tiger Ellen

      Did you make 50K in VC Frank?

      September 6

  • Mat Gerowitz

    Just to make sure everyone is clear. Self supported, bring what you need. No bag check, bring what you need to run and get home.

    September 5

  • cherie

    Hi - I will likely only run some of it - focusing a lot on Hinson Lake a few weeks after. So I'll join early on and duck out at some point.

    September 5

  • Mat Gerowitz

    Since we are starting in the evening, and the sun set is real nice overlooking the Hudson I think we will reverse directions this year and start running north on the west side and finish up on the east. Also there has been some news of attacks on bikers on the west side around 165th, so it might be safer to hit that section earlier. I will post any more changes as we get closer. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/201...­

    September 5

    • George Christiana

      I've run the path quite a bit during the dark hours and it's generally pretty safe and well lit, except for a few areas uptown.

      September 5

    • George Christiana

      I think the key is traveling in pairs or larger groupings.

      September 5

  • The Real Gary Scarano

    I am planning to be there, nursing my heal spur but should heal by then

    August 22

  • Peter P

    I would like to be involved with this, but will not run it myself since it is only 5 days after Wasatch. If you need to me crew or aid the runners in any way, let me know. :-)

    August 22

  • Alexis Davidson

    I plan to be there

    August 22

  • James Lavin

    I'm certainly planning on 10-11 minutes a mile--with a few stops to regroup. This is a fun run celebrating being alive--let's keep it that way!

    4 · August 19

  • Paul Arroyo

    Mat, I'm not going to run, taking the month off. If you need me to crew, I will. I can set up an aid station on Dykeman if you're still running the course up to Twin Donut or somewhere else. Let me know.

    1 · August 19

    • Mat Gerowitz

      That would be awesome, you need to rest after all the running you've been doing

      August 19

  • Peter P

    It's a possibility that I'll come out for this, but only for single digit mileage. Coming off of Wasatch Front 100 a week earlier than this.

    August 14

  • Ray Schwartz

    Out of town this year

    August 13

  • mark

    May only run 20 or 25 miles

    August 13

  • Mat Gerowitz

    We did a night run in may that started a little later. I would say a headlamp works, but not necessary. City pretty well lighted.

    August 13

  • Frank Wassner

    I recommend wearing a headlamp, as it will provide better visibility when we encounter bikers on the pathways.

    August 7

  • Lara Michelle

    A night run through the city! Awesome!!

    August 5

  • Lara Michelle

    A night run through the city! Awesome!!

    August 5

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