Monday, 26 October 2009

The ING New York Marathon!

The ING New York Marathon is fast approaching. In less then ten days, over 63,000 runners will flood the New York City streets to compete in one of running's most famous races. Over 100,000 runners submitted applications into the lottery for this years race. The fees have risen this year to $171 for American entrants and to $231 for out of country applicants. This year's race course runs though New York’s five neighbourhoods: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan.

Get Kids Going! is excited to be attending the ING New York Marathon for the 13th year in a row. Get Kids Going! has a great sized team! But not all the competitors are running, Get Kids Going! is delighted to say that Paralympic metalist Shelly Woods is competing in the wheelchair race starting 50 minutes before the runners. Jane, the CEO of Get Kids Going! and former 3 time Get Kids Going! Marathon finisher says “We are delighted to have Shelly Woods participating in the wheelchair race, and hope that all the Get Kids Going! runners have a great time and a fantastic run on race day”. The Get Kids Going! team anticipates a great time! And will be cheering all our amazing runners on from the 25th mile marker!