On NYC Marathon Sunday, we are happy to announce that The Prospect Park Track Club is transporting Brooklyn runners to the Start. Buses will be leaving from in front of the JackRabbit Brooklyn store at 151 7th Avenue (between Garfield and Carroll) and will take you to Fort Wadsworth. Buses will leave promptly at 6 AM. JackRabbit will be open at 5 AM on Marathon Sunday. They will be providing a bathroom, a place to be warm and dry, and the opportunity to purchase any last minute items. Jackrabbit will also be giving out very cool goodie bag to everyone getting on the bus
In addition, The Prospect Park Track Club will be offering a bag check so you can have clean, dry clothes and other belongings waiting for you when you finish – bags will be at the PPTC Marathon reunion area (see below). Bags will be brought from JackRabbit to PS 87. So if you need anything at Fort Wadsworth, don’t leave it at JackRabbit. Please make it as small a bag as possible, we don't plan on renting a truck.
The cost for bus transportation is $15 for PPTC members and $20 for “friends.” All seats are prepaid and go quickly. The Prospect Park Track Club will stop taking reservations for the bus at 11:59PM Sunday October 28th. There are no walk-ons – reservations are required. If you are taking the PPTC bus, you will need to be in front of Jack Rabbit Sports no later than 5:45 AM to be checked in.
In order to get the PPTC discount, members who have registered or renewed their membership on NYCRUNS must login to NYCRUNS - it will be deducted automatically. If the discount doesn't appear email membership@PPTC.org before you pay.
After the race we have our own Marathon reunion area. You can meet your friends and family at PS 87, located on West 77th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam. It is just 2 blocks from the finish line. We will provide hot chocolate, fruit, cold soda, bagels and an indoor restroom with a place to change. This event is free and open to PPTC Members and their “friends” who joined us on the marathon bus. We just ask that you let us know if you are going to join us. Again please RSVP here if you plan on coming to the school.
If you checked a bag with us when you boarded the bus at JackRabbit it will be waiting for you at the school. We will be waiting at the school until about 6 o’clock. If you’re going to PS 87, after you finish the marathon, exit the park at W. 77th St.Walk past the museum, cross Columbus Avenue and the school will be halfway down the block on your right side. We will be entering through the playground not the front door.
And Prospect Park track club members, if you’re not running the marathon this year this is a great way to be involved and help your teammates and friends. Check your inbox to find out how to volunteer on this day.