My cousin has won a lottery place in the NYC Marathon for this coming November. She’s psyched, and I want to be the best cousin I can.
Anyone familiar with the proceedures involved in going from various point to various point along a route, the care, feeding and watering of a marathonner and how this best can be done at this particular Marathon. I’ve got months to plan this out, and want to do the best by her that I can.
Are there traditional Meet Sites along the course, mile marks where most runners will be expecting liquid or solid fuel?
Can anyone just meet up with runners along the way to assist them, or do I need to arrange to be allowed to do so in advance?
Have any Dopers met runners at the finish line, and if so what have your brought to them? I’ve shot the Start and Finish of the NYC Marathon twice but franky wasn’t concerned with what support people were carrying or delivering to runners.
Any advice or help with this one will be greatly appreciated. This may sound like a G.Q. thread but frankly I’m not interested in posting an O.P. in there only to be told that there isn’t a specific Question and have it locked down after some free-form cursing by the person locking it down.
I figured I could ask the questions pertinent to my O.P. here and perhaps get both hard data and anecdotal thoughtful advice from runners and friends of runners. I just wanna make sure I’ve done everything I can to insure that this Marathon is the best one she’s ever run, and is run with the best support team possible.