Spectator Information

Watching thousands of Long Islander's take on the challenge of the Long Island Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K Race is an impressive and inspiring site!  In addition those participating love and appreciate the suport that spectators offer as they challenge themselves to go the distance.  Come be a part of the Long Island Marathon Weekend Experience.

Sports & Fitness Expo

The annual Sports & Fitness Expo is free and open to the public.  Come meet some great exhibitors showing the latest in fitness and running gear and sample free products from companies like Snapple Vita Coco and others.  For complete details, click here.

Great Places To Watch The Race

There are many great places to watch the races during race weekend.  On Saturday, the 1 Mile Run and 5K Race start just outside the Cradle of Aviation Museum and finish inside Mitchel Field.  Anywhere along Charles Lindbergh Blvd or inside the Mitchel Athletic Complex offers great viewing locations from 8 AM - 9:30 AM.

The big event is on Sunday when thousands of participants start together on Charled Lindbergh Blvd and finish inside Eisenhower Park.  Though there are a virtually unlimited number of viewing locations around the 26.2 mile course, road closures make it difficult to access many of these areas by car.  We have identified several locations we call "Cheering Stations" that are in locations with relatively easy to access by foot or by car and feature live music or DJ entertainment at each of these locations.

MILE 3 – Merrick Ave at Stewart Ave
Access & Parking: Access from Stewart Ave, west of Eisenhower Park or walk over from finish line
Entertainment: DJ Music

MILE 5.5 – Post Ave & Maple Ave, Westbury
Access & Parking: Side-streets from the east or west
Entertainment: Live Music by Euphoria

Mile 7 - Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury
Access & Parking: North side of Jericho Tpke, Cantiague Rock Rd or Brush Hollow Rd, South-West of Northern State Parkway
Entertainment: Live Music at Zaino’s Nursery

Mile 10 (Marathon / Half Marathon Split & Merge)– Wantagh Parkway at Old Country Road
Access & Parking: Old Country Rd East of the Wantagh Parkway, Walk down to parkway from Carmen Ave
Entertainment: Pumped Up DJ Music

Mile 12.5 (Full Marathon) – Wantagh Parkway at Hempstead Tpke
Access & Parking: Arrive by and park on Hempstead Tpke, walk down to the parkway. 
Entertainment: DJ Music

Mile 16.5 – Wantagh Parkway at Sunrise Highway
Access & Parking: Access via Sunrise Highway and parking on side-streets
Entertainment: Check out the old-school cars and jive to the sounds of the 50’s and 60’s.

Mile 12 / 24 – Carmen Ave & Melody Ln. 
Access & Parking: Arrive from Salisbury Park Drive, east of Carmen Ave.
Entertainment: Hang out with LuLu Lemon and DJ Music

Mile 13 / 26 – Technical Services Area of Eisenhower Park
Access & Parking: Arrive from Hempstead Tpke. Park on Hempstead Tpke or in Eisenhower Park (arrive early!)
Entertainment: DJ Music
Finish Line & Finish Line Festival – Eisenhower Park

Finish Line & Finish Line Festival 
Eisenhower Park
Access & Parking: Access to Eisenhower Park is from Hempstead Tpke. Parking may be available inside Eisenhower Park – Arrive Early! 
Entertainment: Music by Killer Joe, Sampling from Michelob, Snapple and other fun things to see and do.

NOTE: NO BAGS OR BACKPACKS ALLOWED IN SPECTATOR AREA INSIDE EISENHOWER PARK

Northwell Health Finish Line Festival

The Finish Line Festival take place in Eisenhower Park across from parking field #5.  Celebrate the accomplishment of our Long Island Marathonathers with live music, food and product sampling from some of our sponsors.  8:30AM - 2:00PM*

*Parking inside Eisenhower Park is limited, but tends to ease up throughout the day.