#TBT-Style Coverage from the NYRR Retro 5-Miler

#TBT-Style Coverage from the NYRR Retro 5-Miler

Last weekend, The Run On team got into the spirit of the NYRR Retro 5-Miler by using some old-school techniques to cover the race.

We shot photos on film:

At left, a film camera from 1973 At right, a digital camera from 2017 Camera design's come a long way in 40 years, eh?

At left, a film camera from 1973
At right, a digital camera from 2017
Camera design's come a long way in 40 years, eh?

Pictured: More of our race-day equipment

Pictured: More of our race-day equipment

And broke out an old NYRR camcorder* to capture some video footage:

*We didn't actually use a camcorder; we used an iOS app

Now that the negatives have been developed and scanned, we've got our highlights from race day ready just in time for a #tbt post. Check out our galleries below!


Once there was clearance on the roadway, the field set out behind a vintage lead vehicle:

Some runners broke out their old NYRR race shirts for the occasion:

Others dressed themselves up in full costumes:

At the finish, runners had NYRR President and CEO Michael Capiraso and NYRR President, Events, and Race Director, TCS New York City Marathon Peter Ciaccia ready to hand out high-fives.

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A post-race costume contest crowned two winners, who walked away with some NYRR gear after a special photo op in the lead vehicle:

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