Marathon Mania: Nike GO 5K Running Through the LES Next Week
Corporate marathons love the Lower East Side lately. First it was the NYC Half last month; now it’s Nike’s turn to carry the baton, as it were.
For the second time in as many months, tens of thousands of runners will invade the neighborhood as part of Nike’s Earth Day marathon. Route chosen for the Nike GO NYC 5K again runs through the area. Runners get started at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, head over the Manhattan Bridge to Canal Street, down Allen/Pike Street, and over to the finish line at Basketball City on Pier 36.
This particular marathon begins at 7pm on April 22.
After the mid-march inundation of 20,000 marathoners along roughly the same path, many residents are rightfully overwhelmed. The Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 will discuss the issue tonight during its monthly meeting.