Public Transit from New York City (Easy!)
Getting to the race by public transit is pretty damn easy. A train from Grand Central and a 1.5-mile taxi is all it takes. (This is also NewRo’s Amtrak station and bus depot.)
The most up-to-date info is at the Metro North website. As of this writing (7/31/14), you have two train choices from Grand Central on the New Haven (red) line to get you to the 9 am start:
- 6:37 (arriving 7:10) – if you want to be relaxed
- 7:37 (arriving 8:10) – if you want to be a bit stressed
By Train: Take the 6:37 or 7:37 Metro North train out of Grand Central on the New Haven (red) line to New Rochelle, which will arrive at 7:10 and 8:10. From there you can catch a taxi to the start for about $7. (Destination: North Avenue and Broadview.) Look for other runners to share a cab with, as we always have a healthy contingent from Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens coming in by train.
To find the taxi stands at the station: Go up the stairs to the bridge in the middle of the platform. One taxi stand will be to your left. You can find a second one if you cross the bridge, go down the stairs and through the station house.
The awards ceremony should start around 11:45-ish. Return trains are every half hour at :03 and :33.
Taxi services to get back to the station:
Union Taxi (914) 576-1600
Red Fox Taxi (914) 636-6006
United Taxi Company (914) 632-6888
Green Team (914) 576-1200
By Bus: Buses use the same depot as the train station, so getting to/from the station/race is the same. Schedules are too varied to put here, of course, as they depend on where you are coming from.