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East Meadow, NY  •  Sunday, May 4, 2014  •  Course Map

Set for its 41st annual running in the spring of 2014, New York's Long Island Marathon is an annual event here on eastern Long Island on the first weekend of May, dating back to the race's first running in the 1970s, when it was run as the Earth Day Marathon and featured only a full, 26.2-mile marathon.

Since then, the race has added a half marathon (in 1984) as well as a 10K and 5K, and a one-mile run and children's fun run. All of the races in the event make for a weekend of fitness activities, as the 5K, one-mile run and Kids Fun Run take place on Saturday, followed by the full and half marathons and the 10K on Sunday.

The three Sunday races all share the same starting line and time, at 8:00 AM on East Meadow's Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, next to the campus of Nassau Community College and the Hempstead Plains Preserve. From there, runners in the half marathon follow the same route as those running the full until about the mile 10 marker, where the half marathon splits and takes the 13.1-mile field back to the finish line in Eisenhower Park.

Along the way, runners pass through a number of the area's residential neighborhoods as well as through the villages of Uniondale, Westbury and New Cassel, and past local attractions like the Nassau Coliseum (home to the National Hockey League's New York Islanders) and Museum Row, where visitors can check out the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Aerospace Museum, Children's Museum and the Firefighter's Museum.

Race Weather & Climate

Located on Long Island's eastern end, roughly 30 miles west of New York City, the city of East Meadow typically experiences mild to moderately cool weather conditions in the late spring season, and relatively steady precipitation throughout the year.

May Avg. Day of Race Monthly Precip.
Low: 50°F Low: 46°F Rain: 3.93 in.
High: 66°F High: 62°F Snow: N/A

Course Map

See the race route map for the Long Island Half Marathon

Starting Time

8:00 AM


See race website


To reserve your spot in the late spring 2014 running of East Meadow's Long Island Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at the event website.

Official Race Website


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