Crowd support is HUGE to a runner.
I've been running by myself for nearly 16 weeks now. On race day, I'm not interested in doing that any more.
But it is a big deal to ask friends and family to take on the expense of going to NYC to cheer me on. Check out what ASICS is offering!
It's called http://www.supportyourmarathoner.com/
You go to this website and you can enter my bib number. When I cross a line, it will automatically trigger a video or picture message from YOU while I'm on the course! Isn't that cool?
Here is a video about it:
I don't know if any of you will do it, but it would be a HUGE surprise if anybody does!
Another cool detail of just how big and awesome this race is. They think of the coolest things that add value for runners!
My bib # is 25206 and I think that's all you need! www.supportyourmarathoner.com