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.
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
If you are coming up by train from NYC (or by bus into New Rochelle’s bus depot), getting to the start of the race on time is easy. The start is just 1.5 miles north of the train station and bus depot. (This is also NewRo’s Amtrak station.)
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.