At long last New York Road Runners has received approval for the Brooklyn Half Marathon route and announced that registration will open at 12 pm on Monday March 26. This is a hugely popular event and expectations are that it will fill up within 24 hours. Sign up quickly and plan to enjoy this unique event with a great party after.
The New York City Parks Department has announced plans to pave with asphalt and almost double the width of the Old Putnam Trail. This proposal has raised protests from many of the trail’s users. It is an 8-feet wide 1.5-mile long trail, currently earth surfaced, linking the heart of Van Cortlandt Park to Westchester County. Over 1.5 acres of trees and natural bush would be destroyed in the City’s plan.
An alternative proposal is to resurface the trail with stone dust and keep the width unchanged – a much less costly and more environmentally friendly proposal.
We at Fun on Foot support this alternative proposal. Read more about this issue and our reasons for supporting the alternative at www.funonfoot.com/article1201.html
All running clubs in the New York City region, Philadelphia region, Boston region or New Jersey are invited to add or update listings in our club directories on www.funonfoot.com. Please advise website URL plus 1-to-2 sentences about your club for our listing. Email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check existing listings at these links:
- New York City region clubs www.funonfoot.com/nycclubs.html
- Philadelphia region clubs www.funonfoot.com/phclubs.html
- Boston region clubs www.funonfoot.com/bosclubs.html
- New Jersey clubs www.funonfoot.com/njclubs.html
Please pass this message on to your contacts who are running club officers.
We have released a new free tool for New York runners to plan long training run routes. Download it at www.funonfoot.com/newyork.html. This is a 2-page color PDF map covering the best interlinked trails, paths, and quality sidewalk routes in all five NYC boroughs, with all segment mileages.
Examples of routes you might quickly come up with are:
- George Washington Bridge to South Ferry 11.2 miles
- George Washington Bridge to Liberty State Park 15.5 miles
- City Hall to Bay Ridge 12.5 miles
- Alley Pond Park to Flushing Meadows Corona Park 6.1 miles
- Coney Island to Far Rockaway 14.9 miles
We welcome all suggestions for improvement.