It’s a special time of year! The Birds are coming to NYC and there is so much to do! There are loads of Nesters, Haute Volée, and Volée running and cheering; it's bound to be an amazing weekend. Chief Bird Sally and Brenda of #AskBrenda will both be running the marathon (and of course taking part in all the shenanigans) along with Allie Kieffer, Jen Bigham, Jenna Fesemyer, Paula Pridgen, Meg Foster, and Sasha Gollish in the 5k, so lots of great excuses to get those cowbells out! We’ll be cheering for you around Mile 23. We’d love to see you out and about, so please join us for any of these fun weekend activities!

Friday, Nov. 1st

Global Womxn Run Collective NYC Marathon Meet Up   
    5K shake out + panel + meet and greet - Sally is a guest on the panel!
    6:00 pm (bring your water and snacks for afterward!)
    Finish Line PT
    119 W 23rd St 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011
    RSVP Here

Banana Relay
    9:00 pm
    Meet in Columbus Circle 
     Sign Up Here by Oct 31st
    Invite friends and spread the word on social media: #BananShenans

Saturday, Nov. 2nd

Saturday Morning Cowbelling for Dash to Finish!
    Time: 8:30 am
    Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K Cowbell Corner
    Location: ~ Mile 2.25
    USATF Road 5k Championships begins at 8:30 am, open race begins 8:45 am

Everyone attending the New York Times event at 10:00 am should depart from Cowbell Corner no later than 9:30am. Plan to take the F or M trains (assuming they're running next weekend)!

New York Times Women Who Win Event
    Featuring Lauren Fleshman & Alysia Montaño
    10:00 am
    The New School John L. Tishman Auditorium
    (63 Fifth Avenue, New York City)
    Buy Tickets Here

Ali on the Run Show LIVE 
    Featuring Lauren Fleshman, Mary Wittenberg, Lindsay Crouse, & Jen Ator
    1:00 pm
    NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub,
    320 West 57th St, New York, NY 10019
    Details & Registration Here

Photo credit: Melissa Ruse

Race Day Sunday!!

Oiselle Cowbell Corner
    Conservatory Garden Gate: 5th Avenue and 105th-ish
    Mile 23 (We'll be on runners' right)
    Gather around 9:30 am to catch the first wheelchair racers

We're excited to see you all. Here's to all the first timers, veteran marathoners, marathon maniacs, or those of us who thought we were done with the marathon. Right, Sally?

“I retired from marathoning after NYC in 2013... so how did this happen? #runlove dies hard I guess. I’m pumped to be flying the TIME’S UP flag all through the five boroughs. I’m feeling ready(ish), but still going to need all my tricks on Sun, and Cowbell Corner of course!”-Sally

Head Up, Wings Out Friends!

Hannah Calvert
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