From our favorite hometown 5Ks to the Boston Marathon to The North Face Endurance Challenge Series, November Project tribes from across North America prove all year round we know how to #RACEEVERYTHING. We toe the starting line, proudly show off our #GrassrootsGear, and are probably making friends with the strangers right next to us in the corral. But when that gun goes off, we know that It. Is. Fucking. On. But we also know we have every member of the November Project community with us every step of the way — there to push us to put it all out there on the course and there to celebrate our sweaty successes. Also, good reading material helps get you focused before the race. These two had the right idea last year…
For November Project NYC, our biggest race of the year (and only the world’s largest marathon) is just around the corner on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The TCS New York City Marathon is a celebration of all the hard work, the countless “miles of trials,” and the personal sacrifices that go into preparing to be your best on race day. We have more than 30 #NP_NYC tribe members who will take on 26.2 of the most hallowed miles in marathon history — from the epic start at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in Staten Island with Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” blasting through the speakers to the roar of the thick crowds and cowbells lining First Avenue in Manhattan to the empowering, familiar final turns toward the iconic finish line in Central Park — there is no race quite like a race through our city’s five unique boroughs.
In addition to our fit and fast runners, the rest of November Project NYC is taking over #MILE14 in Queens. More than 100 tribe members, friends, family, and a bunch of our crew from the mothership in Boston are coming together to run the best volunteer water station you’ll find anywhere else on the marathon course. The water will be flowing and the vibe of this water stop in Queens will be rocking. There will probably be a lot of neon and there will definitely be a lot of hugs and high-fives. And we will teach YOU all how to Get Your New York On.
The New York City Marathon brings together people from all over the world, which means this special day in the Big Apple is ripe for #WorldTakeover. That’s why we want to know every single person from every single November Project tribe across North America who will be racing New York City. Post your bib number, start time, and pace information in this shared Google Doc. We want to track you. We want to cheer for you. We want to hydrate you. We want to hug you. We want to high-five you. We want to dance for you. And then we want you to get the #fuckyeah out of our water station and get to that finish line as fast as you can.
Join November Project NYC as we build the hype for what everyone is saying will be the greatest mile in the history of running. Tag your social media posts with #NP_NYC and #MILE14, download the official TCS New York City Marathon Mobile App to follow along at home, or better yet, #JUSTSHOWUP with us on race day and cheer your asses off for more than 50,000 runners and soon-to-be November Project tribe members. They just don’t know it yet.
New York City. Sunday, November 2, 2014. Get our New York on? It. Is. Fucking. On.
Sometimes when writing a post I ask for help proofreading. Most of the time I just throw it up with thousands of mistakes, misspelled wrods and other shit. Emily Faherty helped with this one. She is also leading the charge of #Mile14. She is never smiling nor does she race in #GrassrootsGear.