The race directors of the New York City Marathon have sent out the official welcome letters:

Countdown to the start of the race of your life, November 5, 2006:144 Days

Entry Number: xxxxx

Dear Xxxxxx Xxxxx,

Congratulations! You?re in for the experience of a lifetime, the ING New York City Marathon 2006!

We are thrilled that you will be joining us on Sunday, November 5. With just five months to go, planning is well under way for a spectacular race in 2006. We’ll be in touch frequently between now and then, and be sure to bookmark our official website and visit it often for the latest news.

OK, you?re in. Now what?

  • Stay tuned for the Official ING New York City Marathon E-Training Program, launching Wednesday, June 26. [NYRR Trainer website]
  • Travel discounts including reduced rates for almost 40 hotels are available now. [More info]
  • The marathon expo is the three days before the race: Thursday, November 2-Saturday, November 4, at the Javits Center in Manhattan. When making your plans, remember that you must pick up your race number in person at the expo, not on marathon day.
  • Watch your mail for your Official Handbook in July.
  • To update your address or any other personal information, log in here.
  • If for any reason you cannot make it to the race, be sure to officially cancel your entry so you are eligible for guaranteed entry in 2007. Details will be available in July.

Enjoy your training. The journey to marathon fitness is part of the overall satisfaction you gain by aiming to run the ING New York City Marathon. We look forward to seeing you in November!


Mary Wittenberg
President and CEO, New York Road Runners
Race Director, ING New York City Marathon