The 2011 ING New York City Marathon is set for its 42nd running Sunday and if you're one of the 46,000 runners expected to attend, you're in for sunny skies and warm temperatures.
Or as meteorologist Carl Parker at Weather.com called it: "The ideal temperature for running a marathon." Here's what to expect when you hit the pavement later today:
9:40 a.m. ET (Staten Island): 46-degrees
11:00 a.m. ET (Brooklyn): 48-degrees
Noon ET (Queens): 50-degrees
1 p.m. ET (Bronx/Manhattan): 53-degrees
2 p.m. ET (Central Park): 53-degrees
In anticipation of today's marathon, the New York Department of Transportation has issued a traffic advisory and complete list of road closures throughout the five boroughs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
To view the list in its entirety click here.
You can also print out a course road and runner timeline, with street-by-street estimates of when road re-openings are expected to occur. To view or download that list click here.
Runners weave their way through all five boroughs, crossing several bridges in the process. Starting in Staten Island, the runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn. Runners spend just over 13 miles winding their way through Brooklyn before entering Queens via the Pulaski Bridge. After a quick 2.5 miles, it's over the Queensboro Bridge and into Manhattan. The majority of the remainder of the race is spent in Manhattan, bookending a brief stint in The Bronx. The race culminates as runners make their way south on 5th Avenue, entering Central Park and crossing the finish line outside Tavern on the Green.
The 2011 ING New York City Marathon will broadcast live exclusively on NBC4 New York beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET with a two-hour highlight show following on NBC Sports from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET.
In addition, the broadcast will also air on Universal Sports' digital cable channels (check www.universalsports.com for the channel number and times in your local area) as well as streamed live online at tv.nyrr.org.