Tomorrow, people from all over the world will be running the marathon in New York City. Runners who come from far and wide always say there is no better to place to run a marathon because not only does the course take you all over the city but because the cheering spectators help keep them motivated. Whether or not they know people who are participating, New Yorkers come out in force to applaud those who are running 26.2 miles. But it’s not just locals who out there; usually over 2 million people line the streets to cheer on the 39,000 racers.
If you’re planning to be a spectator tomorrow, you might be interested in checking out a story I wrote last year when I was on staff at Zagat called The Marathon Spectator’s Guide. It lists 26 great eateries located along the race route in strategic spots so you can refuel, warm up and then go right back outside and cheer.