The final race of the year in the New York Road Runners Half Marathon
Grand Prix, the Staten Island leg of the five-race series is the
finishing touch of the series of races through New York City's five boroughs, and
takes the estimated 4,000 runners who compete in this race each year
past sights such as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Fort Wadsworth
and the Upper and Lower New York Bay.
This out-and-back race takes participants along a course made up
entirely of paved city streets, much of it with views of the bay and
the South Beach area, from which runners can see Hoffman Island out in
the bay. At South Beach the turnaround back toward the finish begins,
taking the same course run for the first 6.5 miles in reverse back to
the finish line near Richmond County Bank Stadium.
Weather & Climate
The month of October brings cooler and usually drier weather to the
Staten Island area, as temperatures during the month average between
66°F and 47°F, while rainfall averages about 3.6 inches
month (making it the area's second-driest month of the year).
To reserve your spot in the fall 2011 running of the New York Road Runners Staten Island Half Marathon, register online at the event website
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