Ah, the marathon. A seminal event. The New York Marathon. The ultimate of seminal events. You're in? Great! How are you going to get there? Get up early, drive into the city? Too much stress. Get a hotel the night before? New York hotels, by and large, suck! Hey, I got an idea, why not take the Taconic Bus?
The bus ROCKS. You ride with your friends and neighbors. You can use the toilet (ah, the toilet). You can watch the traffic and think about your wave start time. Er, forget that last part.
The cost is $45 for members, $50 for non-members.
AFTER the run, you can join us for a hot beer and a relaxing shower. Or vice a versa.
The fine print: The bus leaves at 5:30am from Downing Park and then stops at the parking lot across the street from Rocky's Deli at 5:45am. Don't be late. You don't want to run to the Marathon. Unless you're treating it as an Ultra.
What about after the marathon? What will I do?
After the marathon, come join us at our famous post marathon party. It's like an after-party at the Oscars, but everyone smells. But there are showers, bring your own towels.
Everyone is welcome, there is food, beer, a television, and there are many local hospitals close by.
The party is an additional $10. Pay at the door. Everyone pays, even if you claim you're never going to eat again. The food is great, and people are often quite funny.
The exact location of the party will follow; stay tuned.
Can I take the bus back?
Yes! The bus will leave no earlier than 5:30pm from the party.. It'll stop at both Downing and Rocky's. Please note we go to the marathon in two busses, but we come home in one, so please don't leave anything on the bus. Other than memories. And human waste.