City of Yonkers to Host the 92nd Yonkers Marathon
YONKERS, NY – August 1, 2017 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced the City of Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation will host the 92nd Yonkers Marathon on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The day will also include a Half Marathon and 5K, all beginning at Riverfront Public Library on the Yonkers Waterfront at 8:00AM. Registration for all races is available at www.YonkersNY.gov.
“Each year the Yonkers Marathon continues to grow and establish itself as a prominent event in the region,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “This year is extra special as we celebrate the rich history of our city with the 92nd running of the marathon, the same weekend as the 25th Annual Riverfest. This is going to be a fun-filled weekend in the City of Yonkers.”
The Yonkers Marathon has a long and storied history, and was once home of the national championships and Olympic team qualifiers. Marathon legend John Kelley called it a “marathoner’s marathon,” and New York City Marathon founder Fred Lebow cited it as one his favorite marathons, stating, “You haven’t run a marathon until you’ve run Yonkers.” The first Yonkers Marathon was held on Thanksgiving Day in 1907. The Yonkers Marathon, which is the 2nd oldest marathon in the country, is USA Track & Field certified and is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.
For more information, please contact the City of Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation at 914-377-6450.