It’s no secret New Yorkers love to run long-distance races. This year, the Popular Brooklyn Half Marathon, taking place on May 19th, drew roughly 27,500 signups, selling out in two hours and 17 minutes. In 2016, the New York Road Runners (NYRR) event sold out in 52 minutes, and in just 26 minutes last year! If you missed signup this year, keep your eyes peeled for the 2019 general registration next January. The group also allows participants to run with a minimum of $500 in donations by April 25th as part of their NYRR Team for Kids, which raises money for local youth programs. If you’ll be in town, you’ll want to know what to do in Brooklyn during race weekend—we’ve got you covered.
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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
Thousands of runners come through the doors of The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine each year. Our board-certified podiatrists have worked the sidelines as medical directors for local NYC races like the Hamptons Marathon, the Bridgehampton Half Marathon, the NYC Triathlon, the NYC Ironman, the Westchester Toughman Tri, and the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Our foot and ankle specialists have served the NY Road Runners Club and the Central Park Track Club. Our experts remain highly visible in the community, attending industry meetings and giving public speaking presentations on podiatric medicine. So we are beyond excited for the Queens Half Marathon 2017, happening this weekend! We are here to serve runners in every capacity as they prepare for and recover from the race.
You’re not the only one who has been clocking serious miles in preparation for the NYC Marathon on November 5th! Celebrities also come to town for this monumental, star-studded event each year, whether it’s to stay in shape, achieve a personal goal, or raise money for charity. Past big names to cross the finish line include Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, P-Diddy, Teri Hatcher, Alicia Keys, Edward Norton, Mario Lopez, Sean Astin, Ethan Hawke, Christy Turlington, and Pam Anderson. They may be difficult to spot amid the 50,000+ racers, but if you think you spot one of these celebrities at the NYC Marathon, it probably is who you think it is!
Kevin Hart announced his “moonshot” is running “two half-marathons” in NYC.
Getting into the spirit of Halloween in New York City is frightfully simple with the number of spooky runs this year! These events are perfect for both seasoned, avid runners and those in need for an excuse to take up this life-enhancing exercise. After all, who doesn’t want to liven up their workout with some holiday shenanigans?
We hope you have an enjoyable run, whether you’re racing for prizes, competing against your own best time, or just in it for the festive fun. Today, our NYC podiatrists share the best Halloween runs in New York City to make this October extra special.
Are you the sort of person who runs to eat? Looking for something to do this weekend? Dust off your running shoes for the 5th Annual NYC Cupcake Run, taking place in Astoria Park at noon on October 21st. The 5-K course takes you through three different cupcake checkpoints. Runners will receive a race bib, three cupcakes, and a Cupcake Run gift bag. Free food and drink will be available at the Rocky McBride’s after-party. Events like this one are a great way to see the City and stay active, so our NYC podiatrists hope to see you all there!
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Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
If you love music and love to run, the Synchrony Financial Brooklyn Half Marathon is the race for you! On October 14th, more than 17,500 long distance runners are expected to descend on Brooklyn, treading through the closed streets of Brooklyn to scenic Prospect Park. This local race is part of a larger charity run that attracts over 500,000 participants worldwide. Some people run against their personal bests; others run for a charitable cause near and dear to their hearts (Rock ‘n’ Roll runners have raised more than $310 million for participating charities to date!). And, of course, many come just for the music and the sea of block parties! If you’re coming from out-of-town, here are some great spots to check out while in Brooklyn, recommended by your friendly neighborhood podiatrists from The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine.
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September 17th marks the 8th annual NYC Pizza Run, where fitness buffs clock just over three miles—all while gobbling up two slices of pizza along the way. What could be more Instagram-worthy than that? According to race organizers, “In a food obsessed metropolis where people are always on the run, putting together an event which pays tribute to some of the city’s defining characteristics seemed like a no-brainer!” This year, the run moves from Tompkins Square Park in the East Village of Manhattan to Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, where you can run a full 5K.
Can you feel the excitement in the air? The 17th annual NYC Triathlon is almost upon us! On July 16th, thousands of athletes will flock to New York City for a 1,500m swim, 40K bike ride, and 10K run. A Central Park festival and awards ceremony take place after the big race to celebrate individual achievements.
The time to beat from last year is 1 hour, 48 minutes, 31 seconds for men, and 1 hour, 57 minutes, 59 seconds for women. Last year’s top finishers were from Colorado and Missouri, but a local Brooklyn resident finished in third place for the men, and another New York City resident came in fifth for women.
Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, leading Manhattan foot/ankle specialist and founder of The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, will lead the medical team for the NYC Tri. They’ll be busy treating any acute injuries that arise over the course of the event. In this interview, Dr. Geldwert explains what can be expected from such an intense physical competition.
We are blessed to live in New York City, where the food is amazing and there are ample places to run. If you like to eat in this city, you pretty much have to run to keep your physique in order! There are races every month to keep you busy. Food runs have been a popular pastime among college students who love daring each other to accomplish wacky feats. So far, there are two foodie races in NYC to choose from this — the New York City Pizza Run and the New York City Cupcake Run — and for good cause.
The New York City Marathon is less than a day away! You may have envisioned yourself triumphantly coasting over the finish line, but have you thought about what comes next? Your “dogs” will undoubtedly be “barking” after such intense pounding. Everyone expects to be a little bit sore, but sometimes the pain persists for weeks or even months. Here are answers to common questions and a few tips to treat your feet after running this weekend’s marathon.
“I am so grateful for having had Dr. Geldwert perform bunion surgery on both of my feet. I have complete confidence in him and continue to see him for other sports related injuries. I was cautious about having surgery for the first time, but his knowledge, patience, and skill made me completely comfortable in trusting him. And I couldn’t be any happier with the results!! When anything else feels wrong with my feet, I love that I now know to go immediately to him. He is my top choice for anyone searching for the best foot fixer/surgeon/sports doctor in NYC! Thank you, Dr. Geldwert!!!”
– J. M., Manhattan, NY
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