85th Running of the Yonkers Marathon Announced by Mayor Phil Amicone

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IYonkers Marathon-deniboba-215-winner 2nd Oldest Marathon in the World

Yonkers, NY, August 19, 2010 — Mayor Phil Amicone is pleased to announce the Yonkers Marathon taking place on Sunday, September 19, 2010. Now in its 85th year, the Yonkers Marathon is the 2nd oldest Marathon in the world attracting hundreds of international participants annually.



The Yonkers Marathon and Half Marathon start and finish at the Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Plaza, Yonkers, NY. Both races start at 8:00 a.m. SHARP! 

Last year, it was Derese Deniboba (pictured – number 215, dressed in blue)of Ethiopia who won for the 3rd consecutive year with a time of 2:30:33 and Muliye Gurma of Maryland with a time of 2:54:38.

For more information call (914) 377-6436, (914) 377-6450, e-mailyonkersmarathon@yonkersny.gov, or follow the link below. 

YONKERS MARATHON 2010

Full Route Information:

The Yonkers Marathon follows a loop and double-loop course. Please note that South Broadway southbound will be coned-off and closed to traffic from Prospect Street to Valentine Lane, and one lane on Riverdale Avenue will be coned-off and closed to traffic northbound from Valentine Lane to Main Street.

· Start at River Street going south, street becomes Buena Vista Avenue
· Left onto Nepperhan Street, then left onto Warburton Avenue
· Warburton Avenue north to Main Street in Hastings
· Right (east) on Main Street to Broadway
· Right (south) on Broadway to Tompkins Avenue
· Left (east) on Tompkins Avenue to Nepperhan Avenue
· Right (south) on Nepperhan Avenue to the driveway at City Hall
· Make a right up the main driveway and 
· Bear left to the main plaza, then cross over the foot bridge
· Make a right down the main driveway to South Broadway
· Left (south) on South Broadway to Valentine Lane
· Right (west) on Valentine Lane to Riverdale Avenue
· Right (north) on Riverdale Avenue to Main Street
· Left (west) on Main Street, then right onto Buena Vista Avenue
· Right onto Nepperhan Street, up to Warburton Avenue
*Half-Marathon runners turn right onto Nepperhan Street to finish. 
*Full-Marathon runners continue in and around Larkin Plaza and REPEAT the course a second time.

 

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  1. I believe the marathon is paid for through entry fees paid by the runners and is basically an event sponsored by the Parks Department, probably one of the best and most efficiently run departments in the city.
    I see that they chose not to have the race after Riverfest – which horribly is being held on September 11th. Why couldn’t they schedule it for the 18th? I think it’s outrageous.

  2. Every other marathon uses a starter pistol. In the city of gracious living, the boys from the hood just open fire on the rear of the crowd to start the race.
    Run for your lives! It’s the Yonkers marathon!

  3. AND WHO IS GOING TO PAY FOR THE OT THE COY DOES NOT HAVE THE MONEY I DONT CARE IF THEY BUDGETED THE EVENT I HOPE THE PEOPLE RUNNING ARE PAYING FOR IT OTHERWISE IT SHOULD NOT BE HELD PLAIN AND SIMPLE

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