How to Get Ready for the New York City Marathon

NYC Marathon Guide 2022: Start Times, Route, and More

The New York City Marathon will be held on April 15, 2022, at the newly renovated Queensboro Bridge. But with a different date will coincide with the start of the race. This year, the race will move back six months to April 13.

The move will allow more training time for participants so that they can prepare for the long New York City Marathon. The marathon has been held since 1981, the first year it was moved back the following year.

And with this new start date, people will have more time to start running on April 13.

How to Get Up and Running

While there’s no way I could get ready for the NYC Marathon by the end of April, the good news is that the event is going to be on, in, and around my neighborhood in Brooklyn during the months leading up to race day. Here are a few tips to get you ready to run 26.2 miles through my neighborhood for the very first time.

Start Training Early

You’ll be spending time in the Brooklyn area throughout the month of April, so make sure you’re making time for the Brooklyn Half this weekend. I recommend starting training at least two weeks before marathon day, so I feel confident you’ll be good to go when the marathon begins.

If you really can’t make it to the Brooklyn Half, you could start at another marathon training run. There are many marathon training runs in New York City, and if you’re like me, you’re always looking for a new one where the scenery is better! You can also join a half marathon training group that meets in Brooklyn. Many local running clubs are members of the New York City Marathon Training Group, so you’ll have more than a few good options for your first few weeks.

Get Your Equipment Together

If you haven’t already, find a running friend with a marathon pace. If you’re like me, I like to get my training buddy to run with me

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