Start getting your running shoes ready, ladies and gentlemen! The annual New York City Marathon is returning next month on the 4th, welcoming thousands of participants looking to take on the 20+ mile stretch winding through each of New York’s five boroughs. In fact, the New York Marathon is the largest in the world and it is known for drawing millions of spectators. In 2016, just over 50,000 people completed the marathon and last year, nearly 100,000 people applied to participate.
The New York Marathon began almost fifty years ago in 1970. Though it attracts thousands today, the inaugural marathon had a mere 127 competitors and the course consisted of several loops around Central Park. Just 55 people managed to complete the course. It wasn’t until 1976 that the marathon was expanded to encompass all five boroughs.
This year, marathon runners will once again be traveling through a route that includes The Spotted Dog cart located on 63rd Street and 1st Avenue. For marathoners that have yet to try its signature namesake hot dog made with Feltman’s hot dogs, the marathon is as good a time as any to fuel up and try one of New York’s best hot dogs, made with braised beef and jam.
See you at the marathon!
This update is by Feltman’s of Coney Island Hot Dogs, a symbol of American tradition and quality for decades and the proud maker of the first hot dog originally founded by its namesake Charles Feltman, the inventor of the original hot dog. Feltman’s hot dogs are free of nitrates and artificial ingredients, using all natural beef to create an experience that explodes with incredible, original flavor. For more information on the best hot dogs, please visit one of the locations in Brooklyn or Feltman’s Kitchen on St. Marks Place in the East Village to try some of the best hot dogs in the country.