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
MILE 5.5 – Post Ave & Maple Ave, Westbury
Mile 7 - Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury
Mile 10 (Marathon / Half Marathon Split & Merge)– Wantagh Parkway at Old Country Road
Mile 12.5 (Full Marathon) – Wantagh Parkway at Hempstead Tpke
Mile 16.5 – Wantagh Parkway at Sunrise Highway
Mile 12 / 24 – Carmen Ave & Melody Ln.
Mile 13 / 26 – Technical Services Area of Eisenhower Park
Finish Line & Finish Line Festival
NOTE: NO BAGS OR BACKPACKS ALLOWED IN SPECTATOR AREA INSIDE EISENHOWER PARK
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.