I Love the Central Location in Midtown and Easy Subway Access
This hotel is superbly located for marathon weekend. Convenient to Fifth Avenue, Times Square, numerous subway lines and Bryant Park. I love the central location in Midtown and the easy subway access via Grand Central Terminal, which is next door. With 1,298 rooms, you can be sure that many marathoners will be staying here. In addition to 4-star accommodations that are typically Hyatt, the hotel features the penthouse level 24-hour StayFit exercise facility with free weights and aerobic machines. The bustling neighborhood right out the front door is alive 24/7 with literally hundreds of restaurants and shops within a few blocks.
Legacy & Super Ambassador
A native of Queens, I currently reside in Minneapolis. I ran the Twin Cities Marathon twice, as well as New York and Dublin. Over the years, I completed many half-marathons, as well as 10K races.
While now a member of the “senior circuit” with my distance running days behind me, I have countless memories of my daily runs in Chicago, continuing in Oakland with beautiful Lake Merritt across the street from my apartment, and on the countless trails around the lakes and in the woods of Minnesota.
My biggest fan, my daughter Sarah, died of cancer in 2013 at the age of 24. My primary charity focus is the annual scholarship fund set up in her memory at Eastview High School in Apple Valley, MN. Scholarship details are available at www.evcg.org.