6. 1911: Fordham Road — City Hall
In the 1910s, marathons starting growing, with more and more people participating in them. In 1911, “modified marathons” began taking place around NYC. One of the first took place in May 1911, with a 12-mile marathon starting from Fordham Road in the Bronx to City Hall. The very next year, the number of runners grew up to 1,300 runners all journeying from the Upper Bronx to City Hall.