New York City Marathon officials continue to check damage caused by Hurricane Sandy before deciding what impact the storm will have on the race, scheduled this Sunday, November 4. Mayor Bloomberg said Tuesday the race will “go on as normal, as of now,” although he will continue to discuss logistics with city & marathon officials before a final decision. According to the Marathon website, “We will keep all options open with regard to making adjustments necessary to race day & race weekend events,” with updates as info becomes available.
The 26.2-mile course begins in Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island and—while it does not enter Brooklyn Heights—it grazes the neighborhood past Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush close to Downtown Brooklyn, before heading down Lafayette toward Clinton Hill, Williamsburg and into Manhattan over the Queensboro Bridge, finishing in Central Park. See the route here.