New York City Marathon is Sunday, November 3, 2013 -- Preceded by Partial Solar Eclipse on East Coast

More barricades, fencings, security checkpoints and private security guards on site at New York City Marathon, according to Peter Ciccia, technical director for the ING NYC Marathon. Runners will be screened at the start on Staten Island, and stripped of certain gear for the race.

BANNED: No Halloween masks and other masks, no Camelbacks (over the shoulder hydration packs) [...]

Bomb-sniffing dogs, police scuba divers and surveillance helicopters [...]

Partial Solar Eclipse just before marathon in New York City.  New Yorkers may see a partial solar eclipse beginning at sunrise November 3. Sunrise: 6:29 a.m. EST ... Partial eclipse ends: 7:11 a.m. EST [...]

Pre-race features begin at 7:00 a.m. ... ING NYC Marathon starts at 8:30 a.m. with Wheelchair Division ... Professional Men and Women start at 9:40 a.m. [PDF ...]

Facebook: 97,287 Likes on day before 2013 race.

The ING New York City Marathon officially kicked off with the opening ceremony in Central Park on Friday, while the President of the New York Road Runners, Mary Wittenberg, welcomed the runners, volunteers, and spectators.

The Parade of Nations followed with notable runners, charities, and teams from countries worldwide waving flags and representing their nations [...]

Canceled last year because of Superstorm Sandy [...]

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